Should we replace the word 'morality'?

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Re: Should we replace the word 'morality'?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 06:03:56 pm »
ive never seen anyone slay dragons. lets take them out too. lets also take out magic.
Let's imagine you wrote a work of speculative fiction not based on reality. And thus there'd be such things like magic, dragons, FTL travel, etc... Since it's not based on reality, it's fine.
However, if you wrote it in an existing language and you decided to invent a new word (or a new meaning of an existing word) to refer to something already present in reality, then you'd be obviously criticised, as it derails from the original language. Made-up and wrongly-used words have absolutely zero value in works of fiction.
Apply this to the 'morality' word here.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 06:53:57 am by Pourquoi »
Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.
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