[UtBS] Name for Quenoth scout mounts

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What should the antelope-like things ridden by the Quenoth scouts be called?

Poll ended at May 6th, 2018, 11:31 pm

ibynx
3
27%
dustbok
5
45%
perilope
3
27%
write-in candidate
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 11

Whiskeyjack
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Re: [UtBS] Name for Quenoth scout mounts

Post by Whiskeyjack » May 27th, 2018, 6:32 am

doofus-01 wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 2:44 am
Right, it's Dutch origin, reflects real-world African fauna, and that could be an argument against it (colonialism).
What? We can't even think about the development of language about animals because it's from a time, where some humans thought in a certain way about some other humans? Not trying to troll you here, I am honestly puzzled by this. Am I missing something?
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Ferk
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Re: [UtBS] Name for Quenoth scout mounts

Post by Ferk » May 31st, 2018, 8:51 am

Imho, Dustbok is very strange to the tonge to pronounce, the three consonants so close together "stb" make me have to make a very sudden stop, almost having to say "dust-bok", it might have made more sense as 2 separate words: "Dust bok".
Or if a single word put a vowel in the middle "Dustibok" or something.
Maybe it's just me, and I know the vote already ended... but I liked a lot more how guanalope and camelope roll to the tonge.

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