Saturday, August 04, 2012
Stone, in my words + stones
The Illunse word for stone is stal. Stal is a last name. In Dutch stal translates to stable, stall. In Polish stal translates to steel. In Danish and Norwegian stål translates to steel. Stal is the name of a city in Belgium.
This word is a mixture of the Latin word for a stone which is lapis (stone; milestone; jewel; stone as a material), and the Old English word for stone which is stán (stone as a material; a stone).
This is the current word for stone, as a material or a small stone.
Here's a link to Stone, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.
stalas : stones
The Illunse word for stones (nominative plural) is stalas. Stalas is a rare last name. In Lithuanian stalas means table.
Stones in Latin is lapidis. Stones in Old English is stánas.