Friday, February 03, 2012

Swamp, in my words (revised) + swamps

swampsaemp : swamp

The Illunse word for swamp is saemp. Saemp is a rare last name. Similar samp is coasely ground corn (maize) used for porridge.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for swamp palus (swamp, marsh), and the Old English word for swamp mersc (marsh, swamp).

My previous word for swamp was sceal. Since I had a M and a P available, I decided to make this look like the word swamp.

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

saempas : swamps

The Illunse word for swamps (nominative plural) is saempas. Similar Sampras is an unusual last name, notably American tennis player Pete Sampras.

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

There wasn't a previous word for swamps.

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