Saturday, November 26, 2011

Goats, in my words

gapran : goats

The Illunse word for goats (nominative plural) is gapran. Gapran is an unusual last name.

She-goats (or nanny-goats) in Latin is caprae. He-goats (or billy-goats) in Latin is capri. She-goats in Old English is gæt. He-goats in Old English is gátbuccan.

My Illunse word for goats is a all-purpose term for more than one goat. If I find the need for separate words for he-goat and she-goat, I'll figure it out.

Goat in Illunse is gapre, which is a mix of the Latin words (capra/caper) and Old English words (gát/gátbucca).

Here's a link to She-goat, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

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