Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tin, in my words (revised)

stin : tin

The Illunse word for tin (metal) is stin. Stin is a last name. In Norwegian Stin is a rare feminine first name. Stin is the name of a city in Afghanistan.

This word is a mixture of the Late Latin word for tin which is stannum (in Old Latin tin is plumbum candidum literally "white lead"), and the Old English word for tin which is tin (same as Modern English).

My previous Illunse word for tin was snin. I'm stealing stin for tin from my other contructed language, Fennas. Even though snin was interesting since the atomic symbol for tin is Sn, I like stin better and it's a better mix.

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