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Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words

When creating a fantasy world, I like to use some invented words. A different world, especially one with magic, would not grow quite the same as ours and would develop different words. Having invented words distinguishes my fantasy world from reality. When creating words for my fantasy world, I prefer using either homophonous spellings or words describing the item, so my invented words are not too confusing. I like to replace words borrowed from foreign languages or words with specific…

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What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name

Names are important. They define who we are and how we think of ourselves. When my brother and I were growing up, our parents decided to call us by our proper names and let us pick our nicknames ourselves. However, I never chose one–there was always a Katie, Kathy, or Kat in the class but rarely ever a Katherine. Besides, I was used to Katherine, and now I cannot imagine being called anything other than my proper name. One of…

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