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.

3 comments:

illunse said...

Another Old English or Middle English word for copper is coper.

Mariska said...

I like your word for copper - cuar. How do you pronounce it?

illunse said...

Thanks!
To be honest, I'm not sure how cuar should be pronounced in Illunse. I'll have to figure that out...