26 February 2014

gray is haris (revisited)

haris = gray (color) (adjective) (some things Google found for "haris": a common term; an uncommon generally masculine first name which can be Arabic in origin; an unusual to uncommon last name; the Haris (Hari Caste) are people of indigenous origin found West Bengal; Haris Pilton is a NPC character based on Paris Hilton in World of Warcraft; name of a Palestinian town in the West Bank; name of a place in Namibia)

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?"

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