22 July 2015

turkey is inkalkur (revisited)

inkalkur = turkey (noun) (Some things Google found for "inkalkur": an unique term; in Turkish the somewhat similar word İnkalar means The Incas)

Word derivation for "turkey" :
Basque = indioilar, Finnish = kalkkuna
Miresua = inkalkur

My previous Miresua conlang word for turkey was inkailka. I modified this word so it wouldn't end in -A.

This is the large bird that Americans traditionally eat for Thanksgiving dinner. Not the Eurasian country.

The Basque word appears to be a compound word meaning indi- (from America) + oilar (rooster, cock).

Surprisingly, the word turkey occurs once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
However, this bottle was NOT marked 'poison,' so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,)....

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