Whoop May 29, 2015October 28, 2015 lfsaldenbirch 10K, high, onomatopoeia, word It’s a funny sounding word in a scary sound image. I have learned a great deal about judging words! 04.023 while the goblin-drivers whooped Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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It’s also something almost everyone Tolkien knew would have done… in driving horses. To be put in the place of the horses by goblins… perhaps imagery more present for people who have actually driven horses than for people who haven’t.
In that way, it’s borderline archaic, though probably Tolkien would not have intended it to be so.
I’ll bet that Tolkien intended every syllable – isn’t “borderline archaic” a desirable ambiance?