Friday, April 15, 2011

Fourth, in my words

ceurta : fourth

The Illunse word for fourth is ceurta. Similarly named Ceuta is an autonomous city of Spain and exclave located on the north coast of Africa surrounded by Morocco.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for fourth féorða (fourth, as an ordinal) which I transliterate to feortha, and the Latin word for fourth quartus (fourth (in a series); 4th part), which I transliterate to cwuartus.

Originally I was just going to do words for first, second and third. But I've worked out the words for more ordinal numbers. Tolkien did ordinals too.

I've changed this word, because I changed four from ceuwor to ceafor. My Illunse word for fourth is now cearta.

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