Monday, November 21, 2011

Pigs, in my words

sircu : pigs

The Illunse word for pigs (nominative plural) is sircu. Sircu is a rare last name. In the Star Wars universe, Sai Sircu was a member of the Nightsisters of Dathomir during the time of the Clone Wars.

Pigs in Latin is porci. Pigs in Old English is swín (same as the singular). Neither of these words contain a u, but I need more flexibility when making plurals. You could say that I'm borrowing a u from the Latin word for pig, porcus. Many of the plurals I've posted lately have ended in -as, but there are other types.

Pig in Illunse is sirc, which is a mix of the Latin word (porcus) and Old English word (swín).

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

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