Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hair, in my words + hairs

hape : hair

The Illunse word for hair is hape. Hape is an unusual last name. Hape is a rare masculine first name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for hair hǽr (hair, a hair) (which I transliterate to haer), and the Latin word for hair pilus (a hair; (figuratively) an insignificant amount). There are other words for hair in Latin and Old English.

This is a new word. This is the word for hair for a single hair, and countable and multiple hairs.

hapan : hairs

The Illunse word for hairs is hapan. Hapan is a rare last name. In the Star Wars universe Hapan were near-humans from the Hapes Cluster. In Finnish hapan means sour, acid. Hapan is the name of a places in Papua New Guinea and Turkey.

Hairs in Latin is pili. Hairs in Old English is hǽr (same as singular).

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