Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Earth, in my words (revised) + earths

erte : earth

The Illunse word for earth is erte. Erte is an uncommon last name. Similar Erté was a Russian-born French artist and designer. Erte means steep in Italian. Erte is the name of a place in Chad.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for earth terra (earth, land, ground; country) and the Old English word for earth which is eorðe (the earth, ground, soil; dry land; the Earth as a planet; land, country) (I transliterate the Old English letter eth (ð) to th -> eorthe).

Erte is the Illunse word for earth as land or ground, and as a classical, metaphysical element. Erte will not be the word for Earth as a planet, as Latin has another word, Tellus, for that.

My previous word for earth was erta. This is a small change.

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

ertan : earths

The Illunse word for earths (nominative plural) is ertan. Ertan is an uncommon masculine first name that can be Turkish. Ertan is an unusual last name. Ertan is the name of a place in China.

Earths in Latin is terrae. Earths in Old English is eorðan.

The plural, earths, is new. Setting the nominative case plural will help me with declension.

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