Saturday, February 28, 2009

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

The Quenya word for ten is cainen, but apparently Tolkien later
replaced it with quain or quëan.

The Sindarin word for ten is caer or pae.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ten, in my words

ticen : ten

The Illunse word for ten is ticen. Ticen is a last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ten, which is tien and the Latin word for ten, which is decem.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for ten is now dicen.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

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

The Quenya word for nine is nertë.

The Sindarin word for nine is neder.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nine, in my words

nogen : nine

The Illunse word for nine is nogen. Nogen is a last name. Nogen translates to "any, anyone, some, somebody" in Danish.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for nine, which is novem, and the Old English word for nine, which is nigon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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

The Quenya word for eight is tolto.

The Sindarin word for eight is toloth.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Eight, in my words

otha : eight

The Illunse word for eight is otha. Otha is an uncommon masculine first name and a rare last name. Otha translates to climb in Bengali (tranliterated). Otha translates to lip in Hindi (tranliterated). Otha is the name of cities in Pakistan and Turkey.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for eight, which is octo, and the Old English word for eight, which is eahta.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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

The Quenya word for seven is otso.

The Sindarin word for seven is odog.

These words are interestingly similar to the Spanish word for eight (not seven), which is ocho.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Seven, in my words

sefton : seven

The Illunse word for seven is sefton. Sefton is a last name. Sefton is the name of a metropolitan borough in North West England. Sefton also the name of smaller cities in Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for seven which is seofon, and the Latin word for seven which is septem.

Here's a link to my earlier post for Seven, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words. (Despite the misleading web address, this is the correct posting for seven).

Earlier this word was seoten. I've changed this word. My Illunse word for seven is now seton.