Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sour, in my words

scud : sour

The Illunse word for sour is scud. Scud is a ballistic missile developed by the Soviet Union. In English scud means to race along swiftly (especially used of clouds). Scud: The Disposable Assassin is a science fiction comic and video game.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word súr (sour, tart, acid; made sour, fermented), and the Latin word acidus (acid / sour / bitter / tart; sour-smelling; soaked in vinegar).

I don't tend to use words that mean something in English, but I'll do it here.

I couldn't find words for sour in either Quenya or Sindarin.

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