Sunday, May 02, 2010
Shining white, in my words
The Illunse word for the color shining white is icand. ICAND is an acronym for International Conference on Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for shining white which is candidus, and the Old English word for white which is hwit. I'll admit it's a mixture with many more letters from the Latin word.
I made this word purposely to be somewhat similar to the Modern English word incandescent, which is derived from Latin. In Old English, similar word ícend means one who increases or augments.
This word does not replace abith as my word for white. This is a another, a second word, for white. Latin has two words for white -- albus and candidus.
In Latin candidus donotes a bright, shining, pure, clean, even transparent, white. Latin word albus is white, but white without lustre, pale, even colorless, but it's also a favorable or fortunate color.
Here's a link to White, in J.R.R Tolkien's words. It appears that Tolkien had words for shining white.