Monday, January 09, 2012

Cow, in my words (revised) + cows

cwa : cow

The Illunse word for cow is cwa. CWA is an acronym for Clean Water Act, Communications Workers of America and many others. Cwa is the name of a place in Namibia.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for cow which is , and the Latin word for cow which is vacca. As Old English doesn't use V, and in the reconstructed ancient pronunciation of Latin V is pronounced like W, I decided to transliterate the V in the Latin word vacca to a W. In Old English CW is a valid consonant combination.

My previous Illunse word for cow was cuwa. I shortened it by one letter.

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

cwae : cows

The Illunse word for cows (nominative plural) is cwae. CWAE (IATA: WAE) is an airport code code for Whistler, BC, Canada.

Cows in Latin is vaccae. Cows in Old English is .

Still more animals in the barn...

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