Saturday, November 26, 2011

Goats, in my words

gapran : goats

The Illunse word for goats (nominative plural) is gapran. Gapran is an unusual last name.

She-goats (or nanny-goats) in Latin is caprae. He-goats (or billy-goats) in Latin is capri. She-goats in Old English is gæt. He-goats in Old English is gátbuccan.

My Illunse word for goats is a all-purpose term for more than one goat. If I find the need for separate words for he-goat and she-goat, I'll figure it out.

Goat in Illunse is gapre, which is a mix of the Latin words (capra/caper) and Old English words (gát/gátbucca).

Here's a link to She-goat, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pigs, in my words

sircu : pigs

The Illunse word for pigs (nominative plural) is sircu. Sircu is a rare last name. In the Star Wars universe, Sai Sircu was a member of the Nightsisters of Dathomir during the time of the Clone Wars.

Pigs in Latin is porci. Pigs in Old English is swín (same as the singular). Neither of these words contain a u, but I need more flexibility when making plurals. You could say that I'm borrowing a u from the Latin word for pig, porcus. Many of the plurals I've posted lately have ended in -as, but there are other types.

Pig in Illunse is sirc, which is a mix of the Latin word (porcus) and Old English word (swín).

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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Horse, in my words (revised) + horses

hrus : horse

The Illunse word for horse is hrus. Hrus is an unusual last name. In Mount&Blade PC game there's a Hrus castle.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for horse which is hors and the Latin word for horse which is equus (which I transliterate to ecwuus).

My previous Illunse word for horse was orwes. I liked that word, but I decided to change it because I didn't like my options for the nominative plural.

hrusas : horses

The Illunse word for horses (nominative plural) is hrusas. Hrusas is a rare last name.

Horses in Latin is equi. Horses in Old English is hors (same as the singular).

Here's a link to Horse, in Tolkien's words.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mice, in my words

musas : mice

The Illunse word for mice (nominative plural) is musas. Musas is a rare last name. In Spanish and Portuguese Musas means Muses, the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature and the arts.

Mice in Latin is muris. Mice in Old English is mýs.

Mouse in Illunse is mus, which is a mix of the Latin word (mus) and Old English word (mús). The Latin and Old English words are basically the same.

By the way, I couldn't find a Quenya or a Sindarin word for mouse.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Arrow, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya word for arrow is pilin.

I didn't find a Sindarin word for arrow.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Arrow, in my word + arrows

flita : arrow

The Illunse word for arrow is flita. Flita is a unusual feminine name meaning swift. Flita is a rare last name. In Swedish flita means labor, strive, work hard. In Old English similar word flit means strife, dispute, contention. Douar Flita is a place in Alergia.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for arrow sagitta, and the Old English word for arrow flá (arrow, dart).

Another word for arrow in Old English is arwe or arewe, but it seems less common.

flitae : arrows

The Illunse word for arrows (nominative plural) is flitae. Flitae is a very rare last name.

Arrows in Latin is sagittae. Arrows in Old English is flán.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Sword, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words

The Quenya words for sword are macil (sword), lango (broad sword), falquan (large sword), and ecet (short broad-bladed sword).

The Sindarin words for sword are magol or megil (sword), and crist (cleaver, sword).

Friday, November 04, 2011

Sword, in my words + swords

slade : sword

The Illunse word for sword is slade. Slade is a last name. Slade comes from the Old English term slæd which means valley, wooded glade. Slade is an unusual masculine first name. Slade are an English glam rock band most popular in the early 1970s. Slade is the name of places in Ireland, Kentucky and Florida.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for sword gladius, and the Old English word for sword sweord.

sladi : swords

The Illunse word for swords (nominative plural) is sladi. Sladi is an unusual last name. Sladi is the name of place in Indonesia. In Serbo-Croation similar word slàdić means licorice. In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, similarly named slaadi are a fictional humanoid race that resembles giant toads.

Swords in Latin is gladii. Swords in Old English is sweord (same as the singular).