26 February 2014
gray is haris (revisited)
Word derivation for "gray" (or grey):
Basque = gris, Finnish = harmaa
Miresua = haris
My previous Miresua conlang word for gray was aris. As both the Basque word and the Finnish word start with a consonant, the Miresua word really should too.
In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the word grey appears once in the poem "You Are Old, Father William":
"In my youth," said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
"I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment—one shilling the box—
Allow me to sell you a couple?"