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Well, it probably won't surprise anyone that I don't see 2 as being any different then 1. To add fuel to the fire (what you wanted a resolution to this problem?) consider draco
draco

\Dra"co\, n. [L. See Dragon.] 1. (Astron.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.

2. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
from http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=draco
which also has the aforementioned Draco as athenian lawmaker definition.

Ok here is yet another real word that perhaps might satisfy all parties (except 3)

Draconic-X where X is warrior,scout, whatever...
draconic

\Dra*con"ic\, a. Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to dragon's blood.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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I like "Draconic". The "ic" ending makes it "Dragon-like", without calling it a dragon, the word itself rolls off the tongue easily, and good lord what is that silver limo doing outside my window?
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Nearly all units in the game have uninvented, boring, dull, regular old words as their names.

Why change?
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I like Dragarian, but "Draconic" sounds more like elvish or orcish
that "The Draconic warrior ate the goblin" but not defined a word like elf or orc itself.
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Neoriceisgood wrote:I like Dragarian, but "Draconic" sounds more like elvish or orcish
that "The Draconic warrior ate the goblin" but not defined a word like elf or orc itself.
Agree I do
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AFAIK Microprose's master of magic had a "Draconian" race
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isaac wrote:AFAIK Microprose's master of magic had a "Draconian" race
i believe one of the points of this thread is that just because someone else does/doesn't do something doesn't mean we have to or even can do/don't do that thing.

so, just because someone has a ''draconian' race that they made up doesn't mean it is good for us to. :)

we shouldn't make up race names, IMHO, when there are good names available.
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Let's just go with "Draconic". After all, it's an apt adjective for them, and they probably have their own unpronounceable word for themselves. =)
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Ok, call them 'draconic fighter', 'draconic warrior', just like you call elvish units 'elvish fighters' and 'elvish scouts'. but you still need a name for the race itself. the descriptor 'elvish' is connected to the name 'elf'. so what is 'draconic' connected to?
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"Draco", the Latin word for Dragon, obviously.
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Sangel wrote:"Draco", the Latin word for Dragon, obviously.
Ok. :)

but why not drake? :)

i jus think drake would sound better and be more recognizable as meaning 'dragonish'.
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drake is good, as it too is decended from the latin draco
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I'm not sure, Drake doesn't give me a feel of an intelligent dragon-like creature. altough I am planning to call a certain unit "Firedrake" because it is often confused for a small dragon thanks to its characteristic firebreath.
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Exactly. Which is why Draconic is perfect. "Draco" = Dragon, "-nic" = Like a. It's a creature like a Dragon.

I don't think we need to worry about people not knowing that Draco is Latin for Dragon. They'll figure that out fairly fast when they see these guys.
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Ummm. . . 'Drakian'

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how about 'Drakian'. It stays true to the 'drak' part, without calling then 'Dragon X', and while getting away from our less than fine citizen 'Draco'. Or maybe, 'Draken'. . . Anyway, my .02.
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