14 February 2009

five is vosi (revisited)

vosivosi = five (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "vosi": an uncommon term; VOSI is an acronym for Voices of Safety International; a last name; user names; vosi hnizda is a Czech Christmas sweet; name of cities in Greece, Czech Republic, and Latvia)

Word derivation for "five"
Basque = bost, Finnish = viisi
Miresua = vosi

My previous word for "five" was "siboi". This word was changed because of the "oi" diphthong (neither the Basque word or the Finnish word has a diphthong) and because I somehow just didn't like that "siboi" was pronounced like SEE-BOY.

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