Monday, May 30, 2011

And, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for and is ar. An alternative, occasional, longer form is arë.

The Sindarin word for and is a. Before a vowel this conjunction might take the form of ah (and, with).

Sunday, May 29, 2011

And, in my words

ed : and

The Illunse word for and (conjunction) is ed. Ed is a masculine first name, short for Edward, Edgar, Edwin or Edmund. Ed is a last name. In Danish, Norwegian and Swedish ed means oath. In Italian ed means and (used before a vowel instead of e). Ed is the name of cities in Germany, Sweden and Austria. In English ed can be short for edition, editor or education.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for and which is and (same as Modern English), and the Latin word for and which is et (and, and even; also, even).

Making a small, but very common, word.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

If, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for if is qui.

I didn't find a Sindarin word for if.

Monday, May 23, 2011

If, in my words

sif : if

The Illunse word for if (conjunction) is sif. In Norse mythology Sif is a goddess, the wife of Thor. Sif is an uncommon feminine first name. Sif is an unusual last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for if which is gif (if; provided that, whether, though), and the Latin word for if which is si (if, if only, provided that, whether).

My main computer is still in the shop. The initial news is not good.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ash, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words + ashen

I didn't find a Quenya word for ash.

The Sindarin word for ash is lith (ash, sand, dust). Similar word lithui means ashen, ashy, of ash, ash-colored, dusty.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ash, in my words + ashes

acis : ash

The Illunse word for ash (residue that remains when something is burned) is acis. Acis is an unusual last name. The tale of Acis and Galatea in Greek mythology.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ash which is asce ((burnt) ash; dust (of the ground)), and the Latin word for ash which is cinis (ashes; embers, spent love/hate; ruin, destruction).

acisan : ashes

The Illunse word for ashes is acisan.

Ashes in Latin is cineris. Ashes in Old English is ascan.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Meadow, in my word + meadows

prade : meadow

The Illunse word for meadow (pasture) is prade. Prade is a last name. Prade is the name of small cities in France and Italy. In Sardinian prade means abbot. Similar La Prade is city in the Aquitaine region of France.

This word is a mixture the Latin word pratum (meadow, meadowland; meadow grass/crop), and the Old English word mæd (mead, meadow, pasture), which I transliterate to maed.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for meadow is now preda.

pradi : meadows

The Illunse word for meadows (pastures) is pradi. Pradi is an uncommon last name.

Meadows in Latin is prati. Meadows in Old English is mæd (same as the singular).

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for meadows is now predu.

There doesn't appear to be any Quenya or Sindarin words for meadow.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Bright, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for bright is calima.

The Sindarin word for bright is glân (bright, shining white).

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Bright, in my words

luciht : bright

The Illunse word for bright is luciht. Luciht is similar to Lucite which is a brand of transparent plastic sometimes called acrylic glass. Luciht is also similar to Lucifer which means "light-bearer".

This word is a mixture of the Old English word beorht (bright, shining, brilliant, light, clear), and the Latin word lucidus (bright, full of light, shining, clear).

In Illunse bright star would be luciht strela.