Saturday, October 29, 2011

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

The Quenya word for knife is sicil (knife, dagger).

The Sindarin word for knife is sigil (knife, dagger).

For knife, the Quenya (High-elven) and Sindarin (Grey-elven) words are unusually similar.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Knife, in my words + knives

scelt : knife

The Illunse word for knife is scelt. Scelt is a rare last name. In Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series, Scelt is a place in Kaeleer. In Italian similar word scelte means choices.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for knife culter (knife; weapon / sacrificial / hunt) and the Old English word for knife seax (knife, instrument for cutting).

sceltas : knives

The Illunse word for knives (nominative plural) is sceltas. Sceltas LLC is a home builder and renovation company in South Carolina.

Knives in Latin is cultri. Knives in Old English is seax (same as the singular).

I considered making knives be scelti, but that didn't fit with my plural schemes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fish (plural), in my words

piscas : fish

The Illunse word for fish (nominative plural) is piscas. Piscas means flashers, as in flashing lights, in Portuguese.

Fish (plural) in Latin is piscis. Fish (plural) in Old English is fiscas.

Fish (singular) in Illunse is pisc, which is a mix of the Latin word (piscis) and Old English word (fisc).

I think this Illunse word is somewhat guessable. In astrology, Pisces, is the sign of the fish.

Here's a link to my previous post, Fish, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dog, in my words (revised) + dogs

cund : dog

The Illunse word for dog is cund. Cund is an uncommon last name. In Old English the suffix -cund denotes origin, derivation or likeness. For example, the Old English word godcund means "divine, god-like". Cund is the name of a place and a stream in Romania.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for dog, canis, and the Old English word for dog, hund.

My previous Illunse word for dog was canud. That word seemed too like Latin. In addition, I didn't like my options for the plural.

cundas : dogs

The Illunse word for dogs (nominative plural) is cundas. Cundas is a rare last name.

Dogs in Latin is canis (same as the singular). Dogs in Old English is hundas.

Here's a link to Dog, in Tolkien's words.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cat, in my words (revised) + cats

felc : cat

The Illunse word for cat is felc. Felc is a rare last name. Similar Felk is an uncommon last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for cat feles and the Old English word for cat which is catt.

Another word for cat in Latin is catus.

My previous Illunse word for cat was felca. I'm dropping the final A. The A reappears in the plural.

felcas : cats

The Illunse word for cats (nominative plural) is felcas. Felcas Health Center of Miami, Florida.

Cats in Latin is felis. Cats in Old English is cattas.

Here's a link to Cat, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words. I couldn't find a Sindarin word for cat, and the Quenya words are unusual.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Black, in my words (revised)

nabel : black

The Illunse word for the color black is nabel. Nabel is a last name. Nabel is an unusual masculine first name. In German nabel means navel.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for black (black, dark-colored, blackening) which is niger, and the Old English word for black (black, dark; ink) which is blæc (blaec), which is close to the Modern English word black.

My previous Illunse word for black was nelc. I decided to redo this word to use the B, the B is as in black. Also, in yesterday's post, I redid my Illunse word for white not to use B.

Here's a link to Black, in Tolkien's words.

Friday, October 14, 2011

White, in my words (revised)

alith : white

The Illunse word for the color white is alith. Alith Anar, or the Shadow King, is a High Elf character in Warhammer Online. Alith Legion in Aion Fantasy online. Alith is a rare feminine first name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for white which is albus, and the Old English word for white which is hwit.

My previous word for white was abith. This is a minor change, a small tweak.

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

Sunday, October 09, 2011

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

The Quenya words for nail are taxë and nyelet (fingernail).

The Sindarin word for nail is taes.

The English word nail has several meanings, as seen in my previous posts.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Nail (peg), in my words + nails

cagl : nail

The Illunse word for nail (nail, peg) is cagl. Cagl is a rare last name. In Welsh cagl means clotted dirt.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for nail nægl or nægel (nail, peg), and the Latin word for nail clavus (nail, spike, rivet).

caglas : nails

The Illunse word for nails (nails, pegs) is caglas. Caglas is a rare last name.

Nails in Latin is clavi. Nails in Old English is næglas.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Nail (claw), in my words + nails

naug : nail

The Illunse word for nail (fingernail, toenail, claw) is naeg. Naug is a unusual last name. Naugatuck Railroad (reporting mark NAUG) in Connecticut.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for nail nægl or nægel (fingernail, toenail; nail, peg), and the Latin word for nail unguis (nail, claw, talon).

naugas : nails

The Illunse word for nails (fingernails, toenails, claws) is naugas. Naugas are fictional creatures which a 1960s and 1970s marketing campaign humorously asserted were the source of Naugahyde, a brand of artificial leather.

Nails in Latin is unguis (same as singular). Nails in Old English is næglas.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Wolves, in my words

lupwa : wolves

The Illunse word for wolves (nominative plural) is lupwa. Vima Lupwa Homes is a non-profit organization working in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wolves in Latin is lupi. Wolves in Old English is wulfas. My plural ending doesn't follow the example of either language, for reasons which are to geeky to explain here.

Wolf (singular) in Illunse is lupwu, which is a mix of the Latin word (lupus) and Old English word (wulf).

Here's a link to Wolf, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words which includes words for werewolf.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

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

I didn't find a Quenya word for gravel.

The Sindarin word for gravel is brith.

Actually, I was surprised to find that there was a word for gravel in Sindarin. I thought this might be one of those word not found in Tolkien's Elvish languages.