Monday, April 12, 2010

Black, in my words (revised)

nelc : black

The Illunse word for the color black is nelc. Nelc is a rare last name. At UCLA, NELC is an acronym for the department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures.

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

My previous Illunse word for black was naec.

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

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

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