Saturday, October 15, 2011
Black, in my words (revised)
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.