Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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

The Quenya word for air is vilya.

The Sindarin word for air is gwelu.

These are the elven words for air, as a substance.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Air, in my words

lafe : air

The Illunse word for air (as a substance) is lafe. Lafe is a town in Arkansas. Lafe is a last name. "La fe" means "the faith" in Spanish.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for air, which is lyft and the Latin word for air, which is aer.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for air is now lyfa.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

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

The Quenya word for water is nén.

The Sindarin word for water is nen.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Water, in my words

aece : water

The Illunse word for water is aece.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for water, which is aqua, and the Old English word for water, which is wæter. The c comes from converting the Latin qu in aqua to cw.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for water is now acwe.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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

The Quenya words for twelve are yunquë and rasta.

The Sindarin word for twelve is ýneg.

These are the Elven, base 12 counting system, words. Not base 10 numbers like we use.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Twelve, in my words

dwedif : twelve

The Illunse word for twelve is dwedif.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for twelve, which is duodecim, and the Old English word for twelve, which is twelf.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for twelve is now teodice.

Monday, March 09, 2009

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

The Quenya word for eleven is minquë.

The Sindarin word for eleven is minib.

Tolkien's Elvish languages use a duodecimal (base-12) numeral system.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Eleven, in my words

uncefan : eleven

The Illunse word for eleven is uncefan.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for eleven, which is endleofan and the Latin word for eleven, which is undecim.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for eleven is now aundicen.