26 July 2011

violet is voreti (revisited)

voretivoreti = violet (color) (adjective) (some things Google found for "voreti": an uncommon to rare term; Voreti Ltd offers computer services in Birmingham in the UK; user names; VORETI TZB s.r.o. is a goldsmith in the Czech Republic; a masculine gaming character name)

Word derivation for "violet" or "purple":
Basque = more, Finnish = violetti
Miresua = voreti

My previous Miresua conlang word for violet (purple) was tovire. I remixed the letters. My new word is less of a alphabetic mish-mash, and looks more like both the Basque and the Finnish words.

I think the Basque and the Finnish words I'm using are the most common words for violet. The Basque word ubel can mean violet or purple, but it also means gray and somber. I also found the obviously borrowed words purpura in Basque and puurppura in Finnish.

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