Sunday, July 31, 2011

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

The Quenya words for far (remote) are haira, eccaira, and avahaira. Words for far away are vahaia and háya (also haiya). The prefix palen- means far, distant, wide, to a great extent, over a wide space, to a distance.

The Sindarin words for far (remote, distant) are hae and haeron. The prefix palen- means afar, abroad, far and wide.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Far, in my words

fron : far

The Illunse word for far (distant) is fron. Fron is a last name. Nord-Fron and Sør-Fron are towns in Norway.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for far feorr (or feor) and the Latin word for far longe.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

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

The Quenya words for boat are luntë and venë (small boat, vessel, dish).

The Sindarin word for boat is lunt.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Boat, in my words + boats

bant : boat

The Illunse word for boat is bant. Bant is a last name. Bant means tape, band in Turkish. Bant is the name of a city in the Netherlands.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for boat bát (boat, ship, vessel) and the Latin word for boat linter (boat, skiff, small light boat; trough, vat).

bantas : boats

The Illunse word for boats is bantas. Bantas is an unusual last name. Bantas means slimmed in Swedish.

Boats in Latin is lintris. Boats in Old English is bátas.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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

The Quenya word for ship is cirya (sharp-prowed ship).

The Sindarin word for ship is cair.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ship, in my words + ships

nasc : ship

The Illunse word for ship is nasc. In Irish nasc means link, bind, connect. (Note: I'll have another word for boat)

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ship scip and the Latin word for ship navis.

nascu : ships

The Illunse word for ships is nascu. Nascu is a rare last name.

Ships in Latin is navis (same as the singular). Ships in Old English is scipu.

This is a new word.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Fourth, in my words (revised)

cearta : fourth

The Illunse word for fourth is cearta. In Irish cearta means rights (law). Cearta is a rare last name.

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.

My previous Illunse word for fourth was ceurta. I tweaked this word because I changed the word for four.

Here's a link to fourth in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

Sorry about all the number revisions, but on second look I'm seeing ways I'd rather construct these words.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Seventeen, in my words

setondice : seventeen

The Illunse word for seventeen is setondice.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for seventeen which is septendecim, and the Old English word for seventeen which is seofontíene.

My previous Illunse word for seventeen was seftondice.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Seven, in my words (revised)

seton : seven

The Illunse word for seven is seton. Seton can be a last name. Seton is a last name. Seton Hall University is in New Jersey. Seton Village is the name of cities in Antigua & Barbuda and New Mexico. Seton Portage and Seton Lake are in British Columbia.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for seven which is seofon, and the Latin word for seven which is septem.

My previous Illunse word for seven was sefton, but before that it was seton. Since I'm using an f in the word for four now, I decided to go back to seton.

Here's a link to Seven, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.