22 March 2015

circle is pyrku (revisited)

pyrku = circle (shape) (noun) (some things Google found for "pyrku": a rare term; user names; a very rare last name; Bad OCR of old text documents; word I can't translate on some Polish language webpages; similar Pyrke and Pyrko are unusual last names; similar Pyrki is the name of a place in far eastern Russia)

Word derivation for "circle":
Basque = zirkulu, Finnish = ympyrä
Miresua = pyrku

I'm redoing this word. My previous word for circle was zumyrä, which was an alphabetic scramble, plus it ended in Ä. I'm trying to reduce the number of nouns ending in A or Ä. Under my rules, it's allowable to make the Miresua word one letter shorter than the shortest source word. In this case, that's one letter shorter than the Finnish word, which is a six letter word.

The y in Miresua is pronounced as in Finnish, as u in French or ü in German.

There is only one occurrence of the word circle in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in Chapter 3 - A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, ("the exact shape doesn't matter," it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there.

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