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.

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