Friday, September 16, 2016

Lexicon Under Construction

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I am busily beavering away at The Iron Dragon's Mother these days. So I don't have a lot of news to report, except things like:

I moved my fingers on the keyboard a lot today.

More keyboard action.

Yep. Still writing.

But if you want to get a sense of what I'm up to, maybe the following partial lexicon will help. As I write, I keep a list of neologisms, proper names, and odd words as an aid to the eventual proofreader. Also to make sure I remain consistent.

Here's where the word-hoard stands at present:

A

the Abyss
the Academy
Aerth
Aerugo
Aleister Crowley
Alqualondë
the Amberwine
Lieutenant Anthea
Ashling
Astarte
Atil-Khazaran
Atlantean
Aurvang Hogback, Shorty (a red dwarf)
Averno


B

banshees
basilisk
bat-riders
the Battle of Zhoulu
Beltaine
Ben Morgh
Bessie Long Gone
birth-gate
the Black Stone
the Bohemian coast
Bolshy Kitezh
the Book of Air
the Book of Steel
Brianna
Brocielande, Brocielandean (adj.)
bullbeggar


C

Caitlin of House Sans Merci, Caitlin, Katiboo
Candlemas-daisies
centaurs
Château Sans Merci
Clever Gretchen, Gretchen
Cockaygne
the Conquest of Penthesilea
Corpse-Eater Squadron
crone, crones
cyborg hounds


D

Daughter of Night
Daughters of Lilith
Declaration of Corruption
the Dogger Bank
the Dowager
Dunvegan, the flag of
Dvārakā


E

Eidum
Elektra, daughter of Olympia, daughter of Hephaesta, of the line of Hekate
elf, elf-lady, full-elven
the Empyrean
Esme
Eve, Mother Eve
Evoe
the Examiner


F

feriers
Fingolfinrhod, Rod, Roddie, Fin-fin
Fiona
Wing Commander Firedrake
fire-giantess
fire spirits
fire-worms
Dame Fortuna


G

the Garden
Gatling gun
Gdansk
geas
gendarmerie
gillyflowers
Louise Glück
the Governance of Babylon
Gretchen, Clever Gretchen [not Gretel!]
Graywand
Grimalka
the Guardian of the Gate
gwisin


H

haints
the Hanged God
Hans
heavenreich
Lady Hel
Helen V.
Helheim
hex-house
hex-word
hippocamp
Her Absent Majesty’s Dragon Corps
hobs
hob-lanterns
horned-god’s paintbrush
the horns of Elfland
Hot-Box Hannah
hulder
humble-bees


I

the Industrial Revolution
Innis Thule
Innis Thule AFB

J

jack roller
jungle buzzard


K

Kawasaki Fūjin
Kernunnos
kobold, kobold’s carry

L

Lemurian
Lion City
Llys Helig
Loosh
the Lords of the Forge
the Lords of the Rails, a Lady of the Rails
Lucius Shepard
the Lurker Within
lux aeterna

M

Maeve
magic, magick, magickal, magicks (depending on usage)
Meririm Phosphoros
Meryl
Monocorn
moondust  
Mother Eve
Mother Sunshine  

N

naginis
Fata Narcisse of House Syrinx
Nettlesweet Underwood, Nettie
nightmare  
Nuit de Crystal


O

ogres
Olous
Olympia


P

Patek Tank Américaine
Pavlopetri
Perdita
Pheia
poppet
Port Royal
Power


Q

Queen Mab’s lace
Quicksilver of House Carcassonne


R

Rabbit of House Oneiros
rattler
Raven
Rungholt
rusalka


S

Saeftinghe
Samsāra
Sans Merci (Lord San Merci, Lady Sans Merci, Chateau Sans Merci, Charlotte of House Sans Merci, etc.)
Saoirse
Satie’s Gnossiennes
satyrs
Scythian lamb
the Second Kentauroi War
Shorty, Aurvang Hogback
the Siege of Mount Othrys
sirens
Snake
snow sprites
old Spite
spirit candle
surgeon-archimage
sweetling  


T

Tartessos
Thonis Heracleion
thumblings
tian
titans
toadflax
Tylwyth Teg, Teggish (adj.)


U

Ultima Thule
Unicorns
urym lens and thummyn stone


V

Velcro
Veneta


W

the Wędrowiec Zmroku  
white ladies (a flower)
the White Ladies
woods-fey
Word of Power
Worm (dragon)
wyvern


Y

Ys
Ysault


Z

Zmeya-Gorynchna, of the line of Zmeya-Goryschena, of the line of Gorgon, Zmeya-Gorynchna, 1108, the Worm, the dragon


The final list, I'm sure, will be much longer.

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2 comments:

Kevin Cheek said...

I am intrigued to see how you work "Velcro" into this.

Michael Orlando said...

You had me at "Lion City": caught a whiff of some fermented gaudy KAMANDI Last Boy on Earth pineal juice.