16 April 2009

fish is nalar (revisited)

nalar = fish (noun) (some things Google found for "nalar": an uncommon term; a last name; Mad God of the fictional fantasy world of Midkemia; user names; Nalar Industries Inc of California does electrical work; means "swimming, to swim" in Asturian which is a language of Northwest Spain; means "logical reasoning, mind" in Indonesian; means "regular" in Malay; similar word "nålar" means "pins" in Swedish; name of a town in Pakistan)

Word derivation for "fish" :
Basque = arrain, Finnish = kala
Miresua = nalar

My previous Miresua word for "fish" was "naka". I changed this word to use a "r" from the Basque word. This word is also now the average length of the Basque and Finnish words.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for fish is now arkil.


Laurentio said...

I wish IALA (the creators of Interlingua) had been as thorough as you in describing the etymology of all the words.

Mariska said...