April 19

I had originally refered to the original race of people on Rades as Elves.  The idea being that the humans found them similar to Tolkien's Elves and referred to them by that name.  However, that name became very cliched over time and a new name for them was necessary.  I played around with the word 'native' and coined the term Nativi only to have the movie Avatar come out with the Na'vi people.  Seriously?  Sigh.  Back to square one, I used the word 'endemic' to coin the term Endemi.  So far, I haven't found anything like it used anywhere else.

© Carol Blackhurst 2011