Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gate, in my words + gates

gateperat : gate

The Illunse word for gate is perat. Perat is a last name. Perat is the name of a town in Albania. There is Chateau Mont-Perat Bordeaux wine. Perat translates to rancid in Indonesian.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for gate which is porta (gate, entrance; city gates), and the Old English word for gate which is geat.

This is the current word for gate. I'm repeating this word because it has been a while since my last post. It also allows me to shows this picture of a gate.

perata : gates

The Illunse word for gates (nominative plural) is perata. Perata is a last name. In Finnish perata means to gut (a fish). In Indonesian perata means grading, leveller.

Gates in Latin is portae. Gates in Old English is gatu.

This is the current word for gates.

Here's a link to Gate, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words, which includes words for gates.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Road, in my words (revised) + roads (revised)

roadweag : road

The Illunse word for road is weag. Weag is an unusual last name. WEAG AM/FM are radio stations in Florida.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for road which is via (way, road, street; journey), and the Old English word for road which is weg (way, direction; path, road, highway; journey; course of action).

My previous word for road was wea. I'm changing this word, in part, because the Old English word wéa means woe, grief, misery, evil.

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

weaga : roads

The Illunse word for roads (nominative plural) is weaga. Weaga is a rare last name.

Roads in Latin is viae. Roads in Old English is wegas.

My previous word for roads was weas.

Also, I've retroactively changed my word for cliff from crife to crufe, and cliffs from crifan to crufan.

Monday, March 05, 2012

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

The Quenya words for grass are salquë (grass) and linquë (grass, reed). The word sara means (stiff dry grass, bent)

In Sindarin there are several words that can mean grass, thâr (stiff grass), plus nan (wide grassland, land at foot of hills with many streams) and parth (field, enclosed grassland, sward).

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Grass, in my words + grasses

haerg : grass

The Illunse word for grass is haerg. Haerg is a rare last name.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for grass which is herba (herb, grass), and the Old English word for grass which is græs (grass, blade (of grass), herb, young corn, hay, plant; pasture). Another Latin word for grass is gramen (grass, turf; herb; plant).

My Illunse word, haerg, is somewhat similar to the Old English word híeg which means hay, cut grass.

This is a new word, not a revised word. Tomorrow I'll post Tolkien's words for grass.

haergas : grasses

The Illunse word for grasses (nominative plural) is haergas. Haergas may be the name of a site in Siberia.

Grasses in Latin is herbae (or graminis). Grasses in Old English is grasu.