Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sand, in my words + sands
The Illunse word for sand is sarn. In Sindarin sarn translates to small stone or pebble. In Welsh sarn tranlates to causeway or litter. Sarn is an unusual last name. Sarn is a rare masculine first name. Sarn is the name of cities in Switzerland and Wales. In Tolkien, Sarn Gebir are rapids on the River Anduin and Sarn Ford is a stone ford on the River Baranduin.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for sand which is arena or harena (sand, grains of sand; sandy land or desert; seashore; arena), and the Old English word for sand which is sand (same as Modern English) (sand, gravel; sand by the sea; of deserts).
This is the current word for sand.
Here's a link to Sand, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.
sarna : sands
The Illunse word for sands (nominative plural) is sarna. Sarna is an uncommon last name. Sarna is a rare feminine first name. Sarna means roe deer in Polish. Sarna means scabies in Spanish. Sarna is the name of places in India.
Sands in Latin is arenae or harenae. Sands in Old English is sand (same as the singular).
Sands, the plural, is new, and so is my graphic for sand.