Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yellow, in my words (revised)

feolu : yellow

The Illunse word for the color yellow is feolu. In Old English feolu can mean many or much, but fela seems to be the more common word.

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

My previous word for yellow was leowu in which I transliterated the V in the Latin word to a W. I'm changing this word because I thought leowu was sort of an odd word.

Here's a link to Yellow, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

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

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