06 January 2015

head is päru (revisited)

päru = head (noun) (some things Google found for "päru" and "paru": a very common term; Paru's Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA; Paru (and Päru) is an unusual usually feminine first name; Paru is an unusual to rare last name; Paru Co., Ltd is a Korean solar trackers company; paru in Finnish is conjugations of the verb parkua which means to bawl, to cry loudly; paru in French is the past participle of verb paraître meaning to appear, to be published; paru-paru means lung in Indonesian and Malay; in Maori paru means dirt, mud; Paru River (Rio Paru) in northern Brazil; similar Pärnu is a city in Estonia)

Word derivation for "head" :
Basque = buru, Finnish = pää
Miresua = päru

My previous Miresua conlang word for head was bupä. I'm changing this word so it doesn't end in -Ä, and to avoid having the entire Finnish word appear when combined with the definite article (bupää). Also, it was a peculiar word.

The word head occurs many, many times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed "Off with her head! Off--"

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