Saturday, June 30, 2012
Fire, in my words + fires
The Illunse word for fire is ifyn. Ifyn is a rare last name. Ifyn is possibly a rare first name.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for fire which is ignis and the Old English word for fire which is fyr.
This is the current word for fire.
Here's a link to Fire, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.
ifynas : fires
The Illunse word for fires (nominative plural) is ifynas.
Fires in Latin is ignis (same as the singular). Fires in Old English is fýr (same as the singular). Even though the words for fires and fire are the same in Latin and Old English, I'm not going to follow that example in Illunse.
Fires, the plural, is new. What with all the terrible wildfires currently burning in Colorado, fire is a word currently in the news.