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Is there any information on the etymology of any Goblin names and the Goblin language? Are Griphook, Ragnuk, etc. just things that J.K.Rowling made out of the blue just to sound goblin-like, or is there any sort of mythological or linguistic connection? 22.214.171.124 02:02, April 11, 2010 (UTC)
The foreword of Book of Spells mentions a translation into Gobbledegook, so, yes, this is how the language really is called. -- 15:59, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
- It's very interesting, it seems J.K.Rowling took gobbledygook, defined as any text containing jargon, or especially convoluted English, that results in it being excessively hard to understand, or even incomprehensible; the term was coined in 1944, by former US Representative Maury Maverick, and turned it into gobbledegook for a language of an economically centered race which would obviously use a lot of jargon.JayTEA2507 (talk) 09:30, July 3, 2016 (UTC)JayTEA2507