30 July 2014

broom is leruta

leruta = broom (noun) (some things Google found for "leruta": a rare term; a very rare last name; a very rare antiquated feminine first name; user names; LeRuta is a gaming character name; similar Lenuta is a Romanian form of the feminine first name Helen; bad OCR of old texts)

Word derivation for "broom"
Basque = erratz, Finnish = luuta
Miresua = leruta

This is a new word, not a revision.

The word broom doesn't occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-glass.

26 July 2014

paintbrush is sivetxa

sivetxa = paintbrush (noun) (some things Google found for "sivetxa": a very rare term; name of an automated web script or bot; similar siveta.com is a Mexican website platform for business electronic transfers; similar Sivecha is a very rare last name; similar Sivech (aka Sivech-e Sofla) is the name of a village in western Iran)

Word derivation for "paintbrush"
Basque = brotxa, Finnish = sivellin
Miresua = sivetxa

This is the Mirusua word for paintbrush. The tx consonant combination in Miresua (as in Basque) is pronounced like ch. It'll be for either an artist's thin paintbush or a wide brush used to apply paint.

The Basque word for paintbrush brotxa appears to come the Spanish word brocha (or Catalan word brotxa). The Finnish word sivellin is derived from the Finnish verb sivellä meaning to stroke. Another word in Finnish for paintbrush is pensseli.

The word brush, as in paintbrush, occurs in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun "Well, of all the unjust things--" when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others looked round also, and all of them bowed low.

"Would you tell me," said Alice, a little timidly, "why you are painting those roses?"

22 July 2014

brush is haruila

haruila = brush (noun) (some things Google found for "haruila": a rare term; a very rare first name; appears as bad OCR in a handful of scanned old documents; similar Harvila is a rare last name; in Slovakia similar haruľa is a type of potato pancake dish)

Word derivation for "brush"
Basque = eskuila, Finnish = harja
Miresua = haruila

This the Mirusua word for a brush for cleaning and arranging hair, but not a paint brush. Both Basque and Finnish appear to have other words for a paint brush.

The word brush occurs in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but it refers to a paint brush. The word brush occurs as a verb in Through the Looking-glass, and as a noun in the quote in the previous post and in this sentence following it.
Alice carefully released the brush, and did her best to get the hair into order.

18 July 2014

comb is kamori

kamori = comb (noun) (some things Google found for "kamori": a uncommon term; a popular breed of goat in Sindh province of Pakistan; Kamori Kanko Co. Ltd. is a Japanese company operating hotels and amusement parks mainly in Hokkaido, Japan; an unusual last name; an rare first name that is usually feminine; name of place in Japan; Kamori Also is the name of a place in Hungary)

Word derivation for "comb"
Basque = orrazi, Finnish = kampa
Miresua = kamori

I usually post words on a regular schedule, but I missed doing the previous post. I simply got busy doing other stuff. Instead of throwing together a word late and tweaking the post's date, I decided to resume today after a short break.

The word comb isn't in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but it occurs in Through the Looking-glass.
...Alice said, as she gently put it right for her; "and, dear me, what a state your hair is in!"

"The brush has got entangled in it!" the Queen said with a sigh. "And I lost the comb yesterday."

10 July 2014

million is miljoi

miljoi = million (number) (noun) (some things Google found for "miljoi": a rare term; a very rare last name; user name; similar Miljoy is a very rare last name; similar Miljo is a rare last name; similar miljø in Danish and Norwegian and miljö in Swedish means environment)

Word derivation for "million"
Basque = milioi, Finnish = miljoona
Miresua = miljoi

This is a new word, not a revision.

The word million doesn't occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-glass.

06 July 2014

thousand is mihat

mihat = thousand (number) (noun) (some things Google found for "mihat": an uncommon term; an unusual to rare last name; a rare first name; may mean something in Armenian; Mihat (aka Kayacik) is a place in Turkey)

Word derivation for "thousand"
Basque = mila, Finnish = tuhat
Miresua = mihat

This is a new word, not a revision. I'm admittedly fudging the date on this post.

The word thousand occurs twice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Then came a little pattering of feet on the stairs. Alice knew it was the Rabbit coming to look for her, and she trembled till she shook the house, quite forgetting that she was now about a thousand times as large as the Rabbit, and had no reason to be afraid of it.

02 July 2014

hundred is saun

saun = hundred (number) (noun) (some things Google found for "saun": a common term; Saun and Van Saun are unusual last names; Van Saun County Park in Paramus, New Jersey; an unusual first name; Saun & Starr are a women soul singer duo; means sauna in Estonian; Saun-dong is the name of places in North Korea and South Korea)

Word derivation for "hundred"
Basque = ehun, Finnish = sata
Miresua = saun

This is a new word, not a revision.

The word hundred occurs once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
...Alice went on eagerly: "There is such a nice little dog near our house I should like to show you! A little bright-eyed terrier, you know, with oh, such long curly brown hair! And it'll fetch things when you throw them, and it'll sit up and beg for its dinner, and all sorts of things — I can't remember half of them — and it belongs to a farmer, you know, and he says it's so useful, it's worth a hundred pounds!..."

30 June 2014

zero is zolo

zolo = zero (number) (noun, adjective) (some things Google found for "zolo": a common term; Zolo Grill is a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado serving Mexican and Southwestern food; Zolo winery of Argentina; Kushies Zolo baby toys; Zolo Technologies; Zolo is an obscure, quirky, underground music genre; an unusual last name; a rare first name; name of places in Nigeria, Congo, Togo and Burkina Faso)

Word derivation for "zero"
Basque = zero, Finnish = nolla
Miresua = zolo

This is a new word, not a revision.

The word zero doesn't occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-glass.

26 June 2014

nine is dereksä (revisited)

dereksä = nine (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "dereksa": a rare term; user names, sometimes as DerekSa; bad OCR of old text; a very rare first name; name of a village in Egypt)

Word derivation for "nine"
Basque = bederatzi, Finnish = yhdeksän
Miresua = dereksä

My previous Miresua conlang word for nine was erdenisä. The first two letters of the new word, de, are letters in common between the Basque and the Finnish words. The new word is 7 characters long, one character less than the shorter of the two source words, which is allowed under my word-building rules.

By the way, the Finnish word for nine, yhdeksän, is a compound that presumably meant something like "one before (ten)". One in Finnish is yksi.

The word nine occurs four times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
However, she soon made out that she was in the pool of tears which she had wept when she was nine feet high.

22 June 2014

eight is kahetzi (revisited)

kahetzi = eight (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "kahetzi": a nearly unique term; may mean or in the past meant something in Estonian; in Estonian similar kahetsus means regret, remorse, repent; similar Kafetzi is a rare last name; similar Kahetz is a very rare last name)

Word derivation for "eight"
Basque = zortzi, Finnish = kahdeksan
Miresua = kahetzi

My previous Miresua conlang word for eight was kasetzi. This is a small change.

By the way, the Finnish word for two is kaksi, and the word for eight, kahdeksan, presumably meant something like "two before (ten)".

The word eight can't be found in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but it occurs in Through the Looking-glass.
"She can't do Addition," the Red Queen interrupted. "Can you do Subtraction? Take nine from eight."

"Nine from eight I can't, you know," Alice replied very readily: "but--"

"She can't do Subtraction," said the White Queen.

18 June 2014

seven is sezpin (revisited)

sezpin = seven (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "sezpin": a rare term; a very rare last name; name of a fictional sea in an online fantasy story; references to Sez Pin Code, where SEZ stands for Special Economic Zone in India and PIN stands for Postal Index Number; similar Sezin is the name of a place in Burma)

Word derivation for "seven"
Basque = zazpi, Finnish = seitsemän
Miresua = sezpin

My previous Miresua conlang word for seven was pesizan. The new word better resembles both the Basque word and the Finnish word.

Seven occurs a handful of times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This is from the scene where three gardeners are painting white roses red.
..."Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that!"

"I couldn't help it," said Five, in a sulky tone; "Seven jogged my elbow."

14 June 2014

ten is kymar (revisited)

kymar = ten (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "kymar": an uncommon to unusual term; KyMar Farm craft winery and distillery in New York state; Kymar Acres is a farm in Iowa; in Lone Wolf gamebooks Loi-Kymar is an elder of the Magician's Guild of Toran; Kymar Subsea of Houston sells subsea technology equipment; an unusual last name; a rare first name; Kymar ointment for veterinary use; similar Kumar is a South Asian name)

Word derivation for "ten"
Basque = hamar, Finnish = kymmenen
Miresua = kymar

My previous Miresua conlang word for ten was mykar. The new word doesn't scramble the letters as much.

The word ten occurs five times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
...said Alice; "I can't remember things as I used -- and I don't keep the same size for ten minutes together!"