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#1 User is offline   HoodsMissingFingers 

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:57 PM

Idk if this has ever been discussed, I'm sure it as, but has anyone else noticed Erickson's use of the word talon when describing a beasts or K'Chain Che'Malle 's claws? I'm wondering if this is Canadian thing or just personal Preference? It doesn't bother me I'm just curious.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

I talon is appropriate although that word carries more weight in tMBotF.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:27 AM

Talon iirc refers to where the entire tip of the digit forms the pointy end, while claw refs essentially sharp or pointy nails growing out of the digit.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

 Abyss, on 08 July 2013 - 01:27 AM, said:

Talon iirc refers to where the entire tip of the digit forms the pointy end, while claw refs essentially sharp or pointy nails growing out of the digit.


I thought it was "talon" refers to a single pointy appendage and the "claw" is the whole hand

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:26 PM

ahhh sweet that clears things up....and i agree the word talon does carry more weight for these book.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

I always envisoned talon as the whole paw and claw being the pointy sharp bits in place of nails.

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claw[ klaw ]

noun


1. a sharp, usually curved, nail on the foot of an animal, as on a cat, dog, or bird.

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