Saturday, February 04, 2012

Marsh, in my words + marshes

marshparse : marsh

The Illunse word for marsh is parse. Parse is a last name. In English parse is a successful act of parsing, resolving into its elements. Parse is the name of a place in Turkey.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for marsh palus (swamp, marsh), and the Old English word for marsh mersc (marsh, swamp). These are the same words I used for swamp, my previous word.

Swamp is a type of wetland with flooded areas and often water stagnation. Marsh is an area of low, wet land, often with tall grass. In North America, swamp is used for wetland dominated by trees rather than grasses.

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

parseas : marshes

The Illunse word for marshes (nominative plural) is parseas. Similar Parsees (Parsis) are a group of Zoroastrians who immigrated to India in the 10th century.

Marshes in Latin is paludis. Marshes in Old English is merscas.

Marsh is a new word. I decided to make two words for wetlands.

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