26 July 2008

bone is leru (revisited)

leru = bone (noun) (some things Google found for "leru": LERU stands for League of European Research Universities; "V Leru" is the title of a 1999 movie from Slovenia; user names; a last name; name of a city in Nigeria)

Word derivation for "bone" :
Basque = hezur, Finnish = luu
Miresua = leru

My previous Miresua word for "bone" was "elu". I'm changing this word, in part, because it started with a vowel. Both the Basque word and the Finnish word start with a consonant. I'd like to have my Miresua word follow their example and start with a consanant too.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for "bone" is now "lezu".

1 comment:

Mariska said...

In Miresua, a bone would be called "leru". But something made of bone, like a bone knife, would be "leruze". If someone is "bony", skinny with what seems to be an abundance of bone, they'd be "lerusne".