02 April 2012

pink is poska

poska = pink (color) (adjective) (some things Google found for "poska": an uncommon to common term; an uncommon last name, notably early 20th century Estonian politician Jaan Poska; DJ Poska plays Hip Hop; Poska Villa is a guest house in Tallinn, Estonia; Poska is a gift shop in Rockford, Illinois; similar word poski means cheek in Finnish; Poska Khan is a place in Afghanistan)

Word derivation for "pink" :
Basque = arrosa, Finnish = pinkki
Miresua = poska

Both the Basque word and the Finnish word for pink appear to be borrowed words, based on rosy and pink respectively. There's another word in Finnish for pink, vaaleanpunainen, which translates as light-red. But somehow, I didn't care to deal with a 15-letter word for pink.

Pink is a word from the second paragraph of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, my next translation attempt.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for pink is now pinsa.

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