14 September 2009

pigeon is gauhky

gauhky = pigeon (bird) (noun) (some things Google found for "gauhky": a very rare term; Gauhky is an unusual last name)

Word derivation for "pigeon" :
Basque = pagauso (wood pigeon), Finnish = kyyhky (pigeon or dove)
Miresua = gauhky

I didn't want Miresua to use the same word for pigeon and dove, even though they are closely related birds. I like mourning doves, but I'm not that fond of rock pigeons. You wouldn't see this odd word (gauhky) in either Basque or Finnish, yet it's a reasonable mix of the Basque and Finnish words. Note that the y is pronounced as in Finnish, which is as the French u or German ü.

This Miresua word has been changed. I changed the Basque source word from paguso to uso, which means dove and pigeon. The word for pigeon is now usky.

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