02 January 2009

dance is tasna (revisited)

tasna = dance (noun) (some things Google found for "tasna": an uncommon term; Piz Tasna is a mountain in the Silvretta Range of the Swiss Alps; a last name, notably Italian actor Rolf Tasna; Tasna mine in Bolivia; Suot Tasna and Sur Tasna are sub-districts of the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland; user names; means "ragweed or ragwort" in Portuguese; name of a city in Turkey and towns in Bolivia)

Word derivation for "dance":
Basque = dantza, Finnish = tanssi
Miresua = tasna

My previous Miresua word for dance was taisza. I decided to change it because it had a double vowel, unlike either the Basque or the Finnish words.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for dance is now tansa.


drago said...

Are you sure the double consonant
(-sn-)can be pronounced well by everybody? Why not drop the -n- and stick to taso or doso instead.
Regards: András (Budapest)

Mariska said...

Thank you for your comment.

I was thinking of pronouncing this word, tasna, as tas-na. Two syllables. Not as a "sn" double consonant.

Nonetheless, I understand your point. Perhaps I'll have check if either Basque or Finnish uses the "sn" consonant combination.

drago said...

Basque esne = milk, but this does not weaken my point.

Personally, I would prefer something like tasa (if this is a verb) or taso (if this is a noun).

By the way, do you speak Hungarian? (Just because Mariska is a Hungarian nickname, although slightly obsolete.) - András

Mariska said...

Tasna works well for Miresua. It shares four letters with the Basque word and four letters with the Finnish word. Tasna has a consonant combination as do the Basque and the Finnish words. It is only one letter shorter than the Basque and the Finnish words.

I speak a little Hungarian. Egy kicsit beszélek.