Friday, January 23, 2009

Six, in my words (again)

sise : six

The Illunse word for six is sise. Sise can be an English last name. Sise is the cast of six in throwing dice.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for six which is siex, and the Latin word for six which is sex.

My previous Illunse word for six was sixe. Way too much like six for a fantasy language. So I decided to break the x into c and s, and only keep the s. Still this new word can mean six, but it's not as obvious.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for six is now sesc.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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

The Quenya word for six is enquë.

The Sindarin word for six is eneg.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Six, in my words

sixe : six

The Illunse word for six is sixe. Sixe can be an English last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for six, which is siex, and the Latin word for six, which is sex.

I know that my Illunse word looks very much like six. In fact sixe is the Middle English word for six. I didn't have much to work with here.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for six is now sise.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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

The Quenya word for five is lempë.

The Sindarin word for five is leben.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Five, in my words

finec : five

The Illunse word for five is finec. FINEC can stand for Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance of Russia. Finec translates to Finn (male person from Finland) in Slovene. Finec can be a last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for five fíf and the Latin word for five quinque.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for five is now fuin.

Friday, January 09, 2009

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

The Quenya word for four is canta.

The Sindarin word for four is canad.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Four, in my words

ceawor : four

The Illunse word for four is ceawor. This seems to be not used anywhere.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for four féower and the Latin word for four quattuor. The beginning c comes from transliterating Latin q to cw.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for four is now ceuwor.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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

The Quenya word for three is neldë.

The Sindarin word for three is nêl or neled.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Three, in my words

thes : three

The Illunse word for three is thes. Thes can be a last name. In Albanian thes translates to sack. THES is an acronym for Times Higher Education Supplement of the UK.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for three þrie or transliterated thrie (the beginning letter is what is called thorn, which can be translated to modern th), and the Latin word for three tres.

I've revised this word. My Illunse word for three is now ther.

Monday, January 05, 2009

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

The Quenya word for two is atta.

The Sindarin word for one is tâd.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Two, in my words

dwen : two

The Illunse word for two is dwen. Dwen can be English or Irish last name. Dwen can be a masculine first name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for two twégen and the Latin word for two duo.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for two is now teo.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

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

The Quenya word for one is minë.

The Sindarin word for one is min.

Beginning counting numbers in Elvish.

Friday, January 02, 2009

One, in my words

aun : one

The Illunse word for one is aun. In Spanish aun translates to even, as in the phrases even so and even more. Aun is a last name. Aun is an unusual masculine first name. Aun is a mythological king of Sweden.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for one án and the Latin word for one unus.