Saturday, February 11, 2012

Grove, in my words + groves

grovenelm : grove

The Illunse word for grove (wood, small forest) is nelm. Nelm is an uncommon last name. NELM is an acronym for The National English Literary Museum in Grahamstown, South Africa.

This word is a mixture the Latin word nemus (tract of woodland, grove, glade), and the Old English word holt (wood, forest, grove, thicket).

This is the current word for grove. I'm repeating this word to show that there are some words I'm not changing, and also to use my picture of a grove.

A grove is a small group of trees with minimal or no undergrowth. Naturally occurring groves are typically small, perhaps a few acres at most.

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

nelmas : groves

The Illunse word for groves (nominative plural) is nelmas.

Groves in Latin is nemoris. Groves in Old English is holtas.

This is the current word for groves.

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