Sunday, March 04, 2012

Grass, in my words + grasses

haerg : grass

The Illunse word for grass is haerg. Haerg is a rare last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for grass which is herba (herb, grass), and the Old English word for grass which is græs (grass, blade (of grass), herb, young corn, hay, plant; pasture). Another Latin word for grass is gramen (grass, turf; herb; plant).

My Illunse word, haerg, is somewhat similar to the Old English word híeg which means hay, cut grass.

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

haergas : grasses

The Illunse word for grasses (nominative plural) is haergas. Haergas may be the name of a site in Siberia.

Grasses in Latin is herbae (or graminis). Grasses in Old English is grasu.

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