Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tir na Nog? The Nog Hammadi library? W'gah Nog-gle fhtagn?

Another December, another batch of George Washington's eggnog. It takes a few days to a week to set up, so I'd better get ready early this time.


  1. I suppose I've not been reading your blog long enough to know...what is that language you sometime break into?
    A google search on what you typed above led me in two directions...Irish mythology and Lovecraft's Cthulhu.

  2. Heh. I was just free-associating with "nog".

    The Phnglui-wgah-nafh stuff is Lovecraft's fictional language Aklo, which is supposed to sound like it's spoken by a thing without human vocal cords. It's less "constructed language" than "nonsense words that looked good that day". He put little bits and pieces of it in his fiction, and I just cut and paste them when I'm feeling arcane.