02 September 2015

knife is veizto (revisited)

veizto = knife (noun) (Some things Google found for "veizto": a rare term; user names; similar Veizt is a very rare last name; in Old Norse similar veizt is a conjugation of the verb to know)

Word derivation for "knife" :
Basque = aizto, Finnish = veitsi
Miresua = veizto

My previous Miresua conlang word for knife was vezti. I tweaked the word to have a two-letter vowel combination, to better resemble the Basque and Finnish source words.

The word knife appears three times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
...simple rules their friends had taught them: such as, that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long; and that if you cut your finger VERY deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds...

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