10 January 2009

today is gänan (revisited)

gänan = today (adverb) (some things Google found for "ganan": a very common term; "ganan" means "they win" in Spanish; Ganan is a last name that can be from Ireland; Gañán is a last name that can be from Spain; user names; Ganan is a masculine first name that can be Irish or aboriginal; Ganan is the name of a city in Ecuador)

Word derivation for "today":
Basque = gaur, Finnish = tänään
Miresua = gänan

My previous Miresua conlang word for today was taugän, which somehow didn't fit. I can start words with the letter g in Miresua, because Basque does even though Finnish doesn't (except for borrowed words).

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for today is now gaunän.


Brian Barker said...

As the "International Year of Languages" comes to an end on 21st February, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO's campaign for the protection of endangered languages.

The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=38420&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html

The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related or http://www.lernu.net

Novlangue said...

I prefer Interlingua.