Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wilderness, in my words + wildernesses

wildernessweren : wilderness

The Illunse word for wilderness is weren. Weren is a last name. In Dutch weren means to keep out, ward off. The Weren are a superhuman race in Paul Kearney’s Sea Beggars series. Weren Ch'efe is a place in Ethiopia.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for wilderness which is eremus (wilderness, wasteland, desert), and the Old English word for wilderness which is wésten (waste, wilderness, desert). I also used these words for creating my word for desert.

Wilderness is an unsettled and uncultivated tract of land left in its natural state.

This is a new word, not a revised word. Tomorrow I'll post Tolkien's words for wilderness.

werenas : wildernesses

The Illunse word for wildernesses (nominative plural) is werenas. Werenas is a rare last name.

Wildernesses in Latin is eremi. Wildernesses in Old English is wéstenu or wéstenas or wéstena (depending on gender).

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