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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? 24.49.35.99 02:02, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Is their language really called Gobbledegook? Or did Bagman just call it that to make a point that he didn't understand it? Bad Wolf 15:04, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

The foreword of Book of Spells mentions a translation into Gobbledegook, so, yes, this is how the language really is called. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 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

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