Friday, July 31, 2009

Sea, in my words

maera : sea

The Illunse word for sea is maera. Maera is the name of several beings in Greek mythology. Maera is an unusual feminine first name. Maera is a land in a Norse saga. Maera is a last name that can be from New Zealand. Maera is the name of cities in Mozambique, Angola and Papua New Guinea.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for sea which is mare or maris, and the Old English word for sea which is which is close to the Modern English word sea.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for sea is now maer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

The Quenya words for island are lóna (island, remote land difficult to reach) and tol (island, isle, rising with sheer sides from the sea or from the river)

The Sindarin word for island is tol (or toll) (island, isle, rising with sheer sides from the sea or from the river).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Island, in my words

aeslun : island

The Illunse word for island is aeslun. Aeslun is a gaming character name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for island which is eáland and the Latin word for island which is insula.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for island is now ineal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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

The Quenya word for field is peler (fenced field).

The Sindarin words for field are parth (field, enclosed grassland, sward) and pel (fenced field).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Field, in my words

falge : field

The Illunse word for field is falge. Falge is a last name. Falge is the name of a city in Chad.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for field which is feld (field, open or cultivated land, plain) and the Latin word for field which is ager (field, ground, farm, land).

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for field is now falg.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ten, in my words (revised)

dicen : ten

The Illunse word for ten is dicen. Dicen is a last name. In Spanish dicen translates to (they) say.

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

Wonder what ten is in Sindarin and Quenya? Here's a link to my earlier post for Ten, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Two, in my words (revised)

teo : two

The Illunse word for two is teo. Teo is a last name. Teo is a masculine first name or nickname for Theodore. Teo is the name of cities in Spain, Burkina Faso, and Ethiopia. In Esperanto and Ido teo translates to tea. In Malagasy teo translates to there. In Swahili teo translates to basket, sling.

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

My previous Illunse word for two was dwen. This is part of a rethinking of words for several numbers.

As I defined this word just this January, I'll not be repeating Tolkien's Quenya and Sindarin words for the number two. But if you're interested, here's a link to Two, in Tolkien's words.

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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

The Quenya words for hill are ambo (hill) and tundo (hill, mound).

The Sindarin words for hill are amon (hill, steep-sided mount), dôl (head, and hence hill or mountain), and tund (hill, mound).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hill, in my words

cyll : hill

The Illunse word for hill is cyll. Cyll is a last name. In Old English cyll means skin, leather bottle, flagon, or vessel. In Welsh cyll means hazel trees.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for hill which is collis and the Old English word for hill which is hyll.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for hill is now holl.

Monday, July 20, 2009

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

The Quenya words for fish are lingwë and hala (small fish).

The Sindarin word for fish are hâl and lim.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fish, in my words

pisc : fish

The Illunse word for fish is pisc. Pisc is an uncommon last name. In Romanian pisc translates to peak. Pisc is the name of a city in Romania.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for fish which is piscis and the Old English word for fish which is fisc.

I think this word is fairly guessable. Pisces, as in the astrological sign, translates to fish (plural) in Latin.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

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

The Quenya word for dog is huo.

The Sindarin word for dog is .

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dog, in my words

cnoda : dog

The Illunse word for dog is cnoda. In Old English similar word cnódan translates as to assign, to attribute.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for dog which is canis and the Old English word for dog which is docga.

I've changed this word. Using hund for the Old Enlish word instead of docga, my Illunse word for dog is now cund.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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

The Quenya word for cat is mëoi (which is an somewhat strange word by the standards of Tolkien's later Quenya) or a later but rarer word yaulë.

Apparently there is no Sindarin word for cat!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cat, in my words

felca : cat

The Illunse word for cat is felca. Felca is a last name. Felca is a vintage brand of Swiss watches.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for cat which is feles and the Old English word for cat which is catt.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for cat is now felc.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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

The Quenya words for cold are ringa (cold, chill) and helca (ice cold).

The Sindarin words for cold are ring (cold) and helch (bitter cold).

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Cold, in my words

cerig : cold

The Illunse word for cold is cerig. Cerig is an uncommon last name. There's a Cefn-cerig Road in Wales.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for cold which is ceald and the Latin word for cold which is frigidus.

This is a new word for Illunse.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

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

The Quenya words for hot are úrin (blazing hot), saiwa (hot) and úrime (hot month, the month of August).

The Sindarin words for hot are born (hot, red) and urui (hot, the month of August).

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Hot, in my words

hald : hot

The Illunse word for hot is hald. Hald is a last name. Hald is the name of several cities in Denmark and a town in Norway. Hald translates to hold, fastening in Old Icelandic.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for hot which is hát and the Latin word for hot which is calidus or caldus.

This is a new word for Illunse. I didn't have a word for hot before.

Friday, July 03, 2009

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

The Quenya words for horse are rocco (riding-horse, swift horse) and less commonly olombo.

The Sindarin words for horse are roch (horse, swift horse for riding) and less commonly lobor.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Horse, in my words

hures : horse

The Illunse word for horse is hures. Hures is a last name. Hures is the name of a village in the Alsace region of France. Hures-la-Parade is a town in southern France.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for horse which is hors and the Latin word for horse which is equus.

I've revised this word. My Illunse word for horse is now hrus.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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

The Quenya word for star is elen.

The Sindarin word for star is gîl (star, bright spark).