Saturday, May 19, 2012
Wind, in my words + winds
The Illunse word for wind is wend. In English wend means to direct one's course or way. Wend is a last name. Wend is an unusual masculine first name. Wend may be a nickname for Wendy.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for wind which is ventus, and the Old English word for wind which is wind (same as Modern English).
This is the current word for wind. It may seem that this word is not much of a mix, but I considered and rejected using other words such as went, vend, wint, and vint.
Here's a link to Wind, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.
wendas : winds
The Illunse word for winds (nominative plural) is wendas. Wendas is a rare last name. In the game Eternal Legacy, wendas is the serpent-like spirit of air.
Winds in Latin is venti. Winds in Old English is windas.
The plural is new, I didn't have a word for winds before.