Saturday, August 11, 2012
Rock, in my words + rocks
The Illunse word for rock is salc. Salc is a rare last name. Salc (or Salč) is the name of a place in Montenegro.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for rock which is saxum (a stone, any large rough fragment of rock), and the Old English word for rock which is clúd (or stánclúd) (a stone, rock, mass of stone; hill).
This is a new word. It's for a larger piece of rock or stone, as opposed to as a material.
Here's a link to Stone, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.
salcas : rocks
The Illunse word for rocks (nominative plural) is salcas. Salcas is rare last name.
Rocks in Latin is saxi. Rocks in Old English is clúdas.