Saturday, April 25, 2009

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

The Quenya words for the color red are carnë (red), aira (red, copper-coloured) and narwa (fiery red).

The Sindarin words for the color red are caran (red) and ruin (fiery red).

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Red, in my words

rued : red

The Illunse word for the color red is rued. In English rued is the simple past tense and past participle of rue, to repent or regret. Rued is a last name. Danish composer Rued Langgaard.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for red which is ruber and the Old English word for red which is réad.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for red is now raeb.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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

The Quenya words for the color black are morë, and morna (dark, gloomy, blackness) or morqua (a non-LOTR form of morna).

The Sindarin word for the color black is morn.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Black, in my words

naec : black

The Illunse word for the color black is naec.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for black (dark-colored, blackening) which is niger, and the Old English word for black (dark, ink) which is blæc (blaec) which is close to the Modern English word black.

I found other words in Latin and Old English that can mean black. Later I'll make another Illunse word for black with them that will have a slightly different shade of meaning.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for black is now nabel.

Monday, April 20, 2009

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

Some Quenya words for white are fána (white, cloud), lossë (snow-white), and ninquë (white, chill, palid).

Some Sindarin words for white are fain (white, cloud), gloss (snow white, dazzling white), and nimp (pale, white).

Sunday, April 19, 2009

White, in my words

abith : white

The Illunse word for the color white is abith. Abith is an unusual last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for white which is albus, and the Old English word for white which is hwit.

My previous word for white was a created word. I'm changing my word for white because I'm revising Illunse words to be a mix of Old English and Latin words.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for white is now alith.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

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

The Quenya word for sand is litsë.

The Sindarin word for sand is lith.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sand, in my words

sarn : sand

The Illunse word for sand is sarn. In Sindarin sarn translates to small stone or pebble. In Welsh sarn tranlates to causeway or litter. Sarn can be an British last name. Sarn is the name of cities in Switzerland and Wales.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for sand which is sand (same as Modern English), and the Latin word for sand which is harena or arena.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

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

The Quenya word for river is sírë (river, stream).

The Sindarin words for river are sîr (river) and duin (long and large river).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

River, in my words

fean : river

The Illunse word for river is fean. In Old English féan can mean joy. Fean can be an English or Irish last name. A person from Santa Fe is a Santa Fean.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for river which is flumen, and the Old English word for river which is éa.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for river is now feam.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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

The Quenya word for stone is ondo (stone as a material, rock) or sar (pebble, stone) or sarna (of stone).

The Sindarin word for stone is sarn (stone as a material, pebble) or gond (stone, rock).

I learned by something interesting looking up this word -- Gondor, the Middle-Earth kingdom where you'd find the city of Minas Tirith, means "Land of Stone" in Sindarin.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Stone, in my words

stala : stone

The Illunse word for stone is stala. In Polish stala translates to constant, a fixed value in mathematics.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for stone which is stán, and the Latin word for a stone which is lapis.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for stone is now stal.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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

The Quenya word for glass is hyellë.

The Sindarin word for glass is heledh.

I think that these are the elven words for glass as a substance, not glass as a drinking cup or a looking glass.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Glass, in my words

glist : glass

The Illunse word for glass (material) is glist. In English glist (taken from glisten) can mean glimmer or mica. Glist is a last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for glass which is glæs, and the Latin word for glass which is vitrum.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

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

The Quenya words for blood are sercë and yár.

The Sindarin words for blood are sereg and agar.

Each of these elven languages have two words for blood, and I'm not sure what the difference is between the words. The first words seem more common. Perhaps the second words are more like blood in battle or gore.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Blood, in my words

solg : blood

The Illunse word for blood is solg. Solg is the name of a city in Germany.

This word is a mashup of the Latin word for blood which is sanguis and the Old English word for blood which is blod or blód. My Illunse word doesn't really look like either word.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Bronze, in my words

raes : bronze

The Illunse word for bronze (metal alloy) is raes. In Old English rǽs traslates to a race, rush, leap or jump.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for bronze which is braes, and the Latin word for bronze, which is aes or aeris.

Bronze is a metal alloy. Bronze is mostly copper, with some tin added (usually between 5% and 20% tin). Bronze was the first alloy that was used by humans.

Monday, April 06, 2009

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

The Quenya word for tin (metal) is latúcen.

If there's a Sindarin word for tin, I didn't find it.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Tin, in my words

snin : tin

The Illunse word for tin (metal) is snin. Snin translates to years in Maltese.

This word is a mixture of the Late Latin word for tin which is stannum (in Old Latin tin is plumbum candidum literally "white lead"), and the Old English word for tin which is tin (same as Modern English).

Tin is a malleable, silvery-white metal. Its atomic symbol is Sn, from the Latin stannum. Tin is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion, and is used in many alloys, most notably bronze and pewter. Tin is another one of the seven metals known from antiquity.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for tin is now stin.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

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

The Quenya word for lead (metal) is canu.

I couldn't find a Sindarin word for lead. Maybe there isn't such a word.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Lead, in my words

ledum : lead

The Illunse word for lead (metal) is ledum.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for lead, which is lead (same as Modern English), and the Latin word for lead, which is plumbum.

Lead is a soft, malleable, heavy metal. Its atomic symbol is Pb, from the Latin plumbum. Lead is one of the seven metals known from antiquity.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for lead is now plud.