Monday, November 24, 2008

Eye, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for eye is hén or hen.

The Sindarin word for eye is hen.

Amon Hen (Sindarin for 'Hill of the Eye') is the name of a hill in Tolkien's Middle-earth.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Eye, in my words

eocl : eye

The Illunse word for eye is eocl. Eocl is an unusual last name. EOCl is an acronym for Extractable Organic Chlorine.

My word for eye is a mix of the Old English word for eye éage, and the Latin word for eye oculus.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for eye is now ocge.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ice, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for ice is helcë.

The Sindarin word for ice is heleg.

Ice was a surprisingly straightforward word to translate. I'm used to finding multiple words in Quenya and Sindarin, with different shades of meaning, for English words. Maybe I should look at more words to talk about the weather.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ice, in my words

gise : ice

The Illunse word for ice is gise. Gise is a last name. Gise is an unusual first name. Gise is the name of a city in Iraq and a town in New Mexico.

This word is a mix of the Latin word for ice glacies (like the word glacier), and the Old English word for ice is (which can be written with a long mark over the i).

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for ice is now glise.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Copper, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for the metal copper is tambë
The Sindarin word for the metal copper is rust

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Copper, in my words

cuar : copper

The Illunse word for copper (metal) is cuar. Monte Cuar is a low mountain peak in Italy. Cuar is an uncommon last name. Cuar translates to curve in Irish.

This word is a mix of the Late Latin word for copper cuprum (or the chemical symbol for copper which is Cu), and the Old English word for copper ar.

I've changed this word. For the Old English word for copper now using copor. My Illunse word for copper is now copur.