Thursday, February 02, 2012

Forest, in my words (revised) + forests (revised)

forestselda : forest

The Illunse word for forest is selda. Selda is an unusual feminine first name, notably Turkish singer and guitarist Selda Bağcan. Selda is an unusual last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for forest silva (wood, forest, woodland) and the Old English word for forest weald (wood, forest).

My previous word for forest was swald. I'm changing my word to look less like the German word for forest, wald.

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

seldu : forests

The Illunse word for forests (nominative plural) is seldu. In Icelandic seldu means sold.

Forests in Latin is silvae. Forests in Old English is wealda.

My previous word for forests was swalda.

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