- Mar 18, 2020
Well, I usually try to consider both options, and while I definitely agree that, strictly orthographically speaking, a k would be required, the version without a k seems to have established itself as the more commonly used word. Adding that language is inherently dynamic and constantly changing, adapting to developments and changes in the world it is spoken in, I would say both versions are usable. Another option I’ve seen is using the original noun, relic, and adding the suffix -ed, marking it as either the simple past or the past participle of the newly created verb, e.g. a heavily relic-ed guitar.Cool. So relicking or relicing?
That way, you can both acknowledge that it’s actually not the proper word while still following the linguistic development we can observe.