14 July 2015

pig is sirri (revisited)

sirri = pig (animal) (noun) (some things Google found for "sirri": a common term; SIRRI is a Developmental Rehabilitation and Learning Center; SIRRI is a UK children's clothing store; a unusual last name; similar Sırrı is a unusual Turkish masculine first name; similar Sirrí is an unusual Icelandic feminine first name; Sirri wool yarn from the Faroe Islands; in Indonesia a sirri marriage is unregistered or informal; an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf; name of places in Italy and Pakistan)

Word derivation for "pig" :
Basque = txerri, Finnish = sika
Miresua = sirri

My previous word for pig was sarri. This is a small change, a tweak. My new word, sirri, seems less common than sarri.

This word is a Miresua word for a type of animal. It's a mix of the Basque and Finnish words. My definition is not in any way intended to be a comment about people or things named sirri.

The word pig appears a handful of times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
So she set the little creature down, and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood. "If it had grown up," she said to herself, "it would have made a dreadfully ugly child: but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think."

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