Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wood, in my words

wulg : wood

The Illunse word for wood (material) is wulg. Wulg is an unusual last name. Na Wulg Wulg Family Care Service and Child Care Centre in Northern Territory, Australia.

This word is a mixture the Old English word for wood wudu (wood, forest, grove; tree), and of the Latin word for wood lignum (wood; firewood; trunk/stump/tree).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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

The Quenya words for earth (in alphabetical order) are Ambar (Earth, world), Arda (the Earth, world), cemen (earth, soil; a flat floor beneath the heavens), Endor or Endórë (Middle-earth, centre of the world), and mar (earth, home, dwelling).

The Sindarin words for earth (in alphabetical order) are amar (earth), cae (earth, may be an old term), cef (earth, soil), ceven (Earth), ennor (central land, Middle-earth), and ennorath (central lands, lands of Middle-earth).

Quite a list!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Soil, in my words

hulme : soil

The Illunse word for soil (earth) is hulme. Hulme is a last name. Hulme is an inner city area in Manchester, England.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for soil humus (ground, soil, earth), and the Old English word for soil molde (earth, soil). I think that molde is the most appropriate Old English word for my definition.

Hulme is the Illunse word for the noun soil, for what you plant crops in.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for soil is now hulm.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Earth, in my words

erta : earth

The Illunse word for earth (ground) is erta. Erta is a last name. In Icelandic erta translates to tease, irritate. In Italian erta translates to steep slope, ascent. Erta is the name of a town in Spain.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for earth terra (earth, land, ground; country, region), and the Old English word for earth which is eorðe (the earth, ground, soil; dry land; the Earth as a planet; land, country, district) (I transliterate the Old English letter eth to th -> eorthe).

Erta is the Illunse word for earth, as a classical, metaphysical element. Erta will not be the word for Earth as a planet, as Latin has another word for that.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for earth is now erte.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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

The Quenya words for fifteen are lepenquë (which may be the preferred word) and quailepen.

I could not find any Sindarin words for numbers in the teens.

The Quenya words for fifteen look similar to Quenya word for five, lempë. These numbers appear to be base ten, not base twelve.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fifteen, in my words

findice : fifteen

The Illunse word for fifteen is findice. If you put a space in the middle of findice and you get find ice.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for fifteen which is quindecim, and the Old English word for fifteen which is fíftíene.

I dropped a couple letters from the Illunse word for five (finec) to make this word for fifteen. Latin did something similar as five in Latin is quinque, instead of quin.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for fifteen is now fuindice.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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

The Quenya words for fourteen are canaquë (which may be the preferred word) and quaican.

I could not find any Sindarin words for cardinal numbers in the teens.

The Quenya word for fourteen canaquë looks similar to Quenya word for four canta.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fourteen, in my words

ceutordice : fourteen

The Illunse word for fourteen is ceutordice. Ceutordice is an unique word.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for fourteen which is quattuordecim, and the Old English word for fourteen which is féowertíene.

Ceutordice is an awfully long word (ten letters!), but it's shorter than both the Latin word and Old English words for fourteen.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for fourteen is now ceafordice.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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

The Quenya words for thirteen are yunquentë (which may be the preferred word) and quainel and nelquë.

I could not find any Sindarin word for thirteen.

The Quenya numbers up to twelve seem more solid, more documented. I'm entering a more fuzzy Elven language area with cardinal numbers in the teens.

The Quenya word for thirteen nelquë looks similar to Quenya word for three neldë.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thirteen, in my words

therdice : thirteen

The Illunse word for thirteen is therdice. Therdice doesn't seem to be a last name, or a city name, or to mean anything in any particular language.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for thirteen which is tredecim, and the Old English word for thirteen which is þréotíene (which I transliterate to threotiene).

This is a new word. In creating this word for thirteen, it helped that I redefined three as ther.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Three, in my words (revised)

ther : three

The Illunse word for three is ther. Ther is a last name. Ther is the name of cities in Pakistan and India. Ther is a misspelling of there or their.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for three which is þríe, which I transliterate to thrie (the beginning letter is what is called thorn, which can be translated to modern th), and the Latin word for three which is tres.

My previous Illunse word for three was thes.

Here's a link to Three, in Tolkien's words.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Twelve, in my words (revised)

teodice : twelve

The Illunse word for twelve is teodice. Teodice is similar to the word theodicy, which is a branch of theology and a philosophy that justifies God given the existence of evil.

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

My Illunse word for twelve was previously dwedif. The new word is nearly a compound word of the Illunse words for two (teo) and ten (dicen).

Here's a link to my earlier post for Twelve, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

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

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Eleven, in my words (revised)

aundice : eleven

The Illunse word for eleven is aundice. In Spanish aún dice translates to still it says.

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

My Illunse word for eleven was previously uncefan. The new word is nearly a compound word of the Illunse words for one (aun) and ten (dicen). I've decided that my numbers will be base ten, not base twelve like Tolkien.

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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

The Quenya words for young are nessa and vinya (new, young).

The Sindarin word for young is neth.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Young, in my words

gevune : young

The Illunse word for young is gevune. Gevune seems to mean something in a langauge of Sri Lanka, perhaps in Sinhala.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for young which is geong (young, youthful; recent, new, fresh) and the Latin word for young juvenis (youthful, young, young man or young woman).

Monday, September 14, 2009

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

The Quenya words for new are vinya (young, new) and sinya.

The Sindarin words for new are gwain (new) and eden (new, begun again). The word sain is another, perhaps obsolete, word for new.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New, in my words

nuve : new

The Illunse word for new is nuve. Nuve is a last name. Similar word nuvem translates to cloud in Portuguese.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for new which is niwe (new, not yet used, untried; not existing before) and the Latin word for new which is novus (new, fresh, young; unusual, extraordinary).

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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

The Quenya word for ancient is yára (ancient, belonging to or descending from former times).

The Sindarin word for ancient is iaur (ancient, old, original).

Earlier I mentioned the Sindarin word (iaur) in my post for old. But as it more precisely translates to ancient, I moved the word here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ancient, in my words

arisc : ancient

The Illunse word for ancient is arisc. Ad Arisc is the name of a city in Ethiopia. ARISC is an acronym for Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ancient ǽrest (first, before all, most former, ancient), which I transliterate to aerest, and the Latin word for ancient priscus (ancient, early, former, primative).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Aged, in my words

senol : aged

The Illunse word for aged is senol. Senol is a last name. Senol (or Şenol) is a masculine first name that can be Turkish. Senol is the name of a city in Turkey.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for aged senex or senior (aged, old, a Roman over 45) and the Old English word for aged gamol (aged, old, hoary, ancient).

This Illunse word for aged will be used mostly for people and other living things that grow old.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

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

The Quenya words for old are yerna (old, worn, said of things); linyenwa (having many years, does not connote weakness since the Elves were immortal), and enwina (old).

The Sindarin words for old are brûn (old, that has long endured), gern (worn, old, used of things), and ingem (year-sick, of mortals suffering from old age).

This post was delayed because my computer is in the shop for repairs.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Old, in my words

andul : old

The Illunse word for old is andul. Andul is a masculine first name. Andul is a last name. Andul is a city in the West Bengal region of India.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for old antiquus (old, ancient, aged, time-honored, venerable, archaic or outdated) and the Old English word for old eald (old, aged, ancient, antique, primeval).

This Illunse word for old will apply to both living creatures and material things.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

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

The Quenya words for bad are ulca (evil, bad, wicked, wrong) and faica (contemptible, mean).

The Sindarin words for bad are um (bad, evil) and faeg (mean, poor, bad).

Friday, September 04, 2009

Bad, in my words

malfe : bad

The Illunse word for bad is malfe. Malfe is a last name. I like it that malfe makes me think of the word malfeasance.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for bad which is malus, and the Old English word for bad which is yfel (bad, evil).

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

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

The Quenya words for year are loa (year, growth, seasonal changes), coranar (sun-round, solar year), and yén (Elvish long year).

The Sindarin words for year are în (year), and ennin (Valian year, elven year).

There are multiple solar years in a Valian or elven year. I found figures of 9.58 solar years in each Valian year and 144 solar years in each Valian year. An age or cycle is 100 Valian years.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Year, in my words

aneru : year

The Illunse word for year is aneru. Aneru is an unusual last name. Aneru is an unusual first name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for year which is annus, and the Old English word for year which is géar