Saturday, January 26, 2013

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

The Quenya word for cloth is lannë (tissue, cloth).

I didn't find a Sindarin word for cloth.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cloth, in my words + cloths

plath : cloth

The Illunse word for cloth is plath. Plath is a uncommon last name, notably poet Sylvia Plath. Plath is a rare first name. Plath is the name of a place in Germany.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for cloth which is cláþ (cloth; clothes, covering, sail) (which I transliterate to clath), and the Latin word for cloth which is pannus (cloth, garment; rag).

This is a new word. This is a noun, a cloth.

plathas : cloths

The Illunse word for cloths is plathas. Plathas is a very rare last name.

Cloths in Latin is panni. Cloths in Old English is cláþas (which I transliterate to clathas).

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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

I didn't find a Quenya word for fur.

In Sindarin the words for fur are heleth (fur, fur-coat) and helf (fur).

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Fur, in my words + furs

frel : fur

The Illunse word for fur is frel. Frel and de Frel is a unusual last name. Frel is a rare first name.

I didn't find words in Old English or Latin truly equivalent to fur, so I'm fudging the rules. This word is a mixture of the Middle English word for fur which is furre, and the Italian word for fur which is pelliccia. Also note that fell, which means "fur, pelt, skin" in German, means "skin, hide; garment of skin" in Old English.

This is a new word.

frelas : furs

The Illunse word for furs is frelas. Frelas is a rare last name.

Furs in Italian is pellicce. Furs in Middle English is furres. (I think that those plurals are correct.)