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.

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