Saturday, May 30, 2009

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

The Quenya word for east is rómen.

The Sindarin words for east are amrûn (east, orient) and rhûn.

Friday, May 29, 2009

East, in my words

oriest : east

The Illunse word for east is oriest. Oriest is a last name. Oriest is a misspelling of priest.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for east which is oriens (from which we get the word orient) and the Old English word for east which is éast.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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

The Quenya words for road are mallë (road, street) and tëa (straight line, road).

The Sindarin word for road is men or mên.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Road, in my words

wea : road

The Illunse word for road is wea. Wea is a last name. Wea are a midwest Native American Indian tribe. Wea is the name of towns in Kansas, Liberia, and New Caledonia. In Old English wéa translates to woe, grief, misery.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for road which is weg and the Latin word for road which is via.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for road is now weag.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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

The Quenya words for fire are nárë or nár (flame, fire) and úr (fire, heat).

The Sindarin words for fire are naur (fire, flame) and ûr (fire, heat).

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fire, in my words

ifyn : fire

The Illunse word for fire is ifyn. Ifyn is possibly a first name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for fire which is ignis and the Old English word for fire which is fyr.

Friday, May 22, 2009

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

The Quenya words for crow are quáco and corco.

The Sindarin words for crow are corch and craban (large kind of crow, raven).

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crow, in my words

corwe : crow

The Illunse word for crow (black bird) is corwe. Corwe is an unusual last name that can be English.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for crow which is cornix and the Old English word for crow which is cráwe.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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

The Quenya word for bird is aiwë or filit (small bird).

The Sindarin word for bird is aew or fileg (small bird).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bird, in my words

aefis : bird

The Illunse word for bird is aefis. AEFIS/CDNU is an acronym for Accelerated Electronic Flight Instrument System / Control Display Navigation Unit.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for bird which is avis and the Old English word for bird which is fugel or fugol.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for bird is now flis.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

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

The Quenya word for forest is taurë (great wood, forest).

The Sindarin words for forest are taur (great wood, forest) and tawar (wood as a material, forest).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Forest, in my words

swald : forest

The Illunse word for forest is swald. Swald is a last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for forest which is silva and the Old English word for forest which is weald.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for forest is now selda.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Green, in my words (again)

geris : green

The Illunse word for the color green is geris. Geris is a last name. Geris is the name of cities in Turkey. In Old English geris translates to fury.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for green which is gréne, and the Latin word for green viridis.

My previous word for green was giren.

I've changed this word again. My Illunse word for green is now geird.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Brown, In J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya words for the color brown is varnë.

The Sindarin words for the color brown are baran and rhosg or rhosc.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Brown, in my words

brusc : brown

The Illunse word for brown is brusc. Le Brusc is a village in southern France. In Romanian brusc translates to sudden, abrubtly.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for brown which is brún or brun, and the Latin word for brown fuscus (dark colored, black or brown or dusky).

Friday, May 08, 2009

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

The Quenya words for the color gray (or grey) are sindë and sinda.

The Sindarin words for the color gray (or grey) are mithren and thind.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Gray, in my words

ceag : gray

The Illunse word for gray (grey) is ceag. CEAG is a lighting company.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for gray which is canus and the Old English word for gray which is græg.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for gray is now gaur.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

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

The Quenya word for the color blue is luin or lúnë. Pale blue is helwa.

The Sindarin word for the color blue is luin or lhûn. Pale blue is elu or elw.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

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

The Quenya word for the color green is laica or laiqua (earlier sources). Another word for green is wenya (yellow-green, fresh)

The Sindarin word for the color green is calen.

Monday, May 04, 2009

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

The Quenya word for the color yellow is malina. Golden is laurëa or laurina.

The Sindarin word for the color yellow is malen.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Green, in my words

giren : green

The Illunse word for the color green is giren. Giren is a last name and a first name. Giren is conjugations of the Spanish verb girar which means to turn. Giren means incoming in Turkish. Giren is the name of cities in Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Russia and Turkey.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for green which is gréne, and the Latin word for green viridis.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for green is now geird.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Blue, in my words

berl : blue

The Illunse word for the color blue is berl. Berl is the name of a city in Germany. Berl is a last name.

I like that this word is similar to the word beryl. Varieties of the mineral beryl have been considered gemstones since prehistoric times. A green beryl gem is called emerald, a blue beryl gem is called aquamarine.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for blue which can be bleó (bleó also means color, appearance, form) or the Middle English word for blue blewe, and the Latin word for blue caeruleus.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for blue is now cealu.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Yellow, in my words

leowu : yellow

The Illunse word for the color yellow is leowu.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for yellow which is geolu, and the Latin word for yellow flavus (gold colored, yellow).

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for yellow is now faego.