18 November 2015

cloth is ongal (revisited)

ongal = cloth (noun) (Some things Google found for "ongal": an unusual to uncommon term; The Battle of Ongal took place in 680 in around the Danube delta in present-day Romania between Bulgars and the Byzantine Empire; historical Ongal area; Ongal Peak on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica; Ongal Museum in Balgarevo, Bulgaria; a rare last name; similar Ongala is the name of a place in Namibia)

Word derivation for "cloth" :
Basque = oihal, Finnish = kangas
Miresua = ongal

My previous Miresua conlang word for cloth was kosal. I'm changing this word to start with O, which is much more uncommon than starting with K. Also it makes my Miresua word for cloth not look like my word for rope.

The word cloth doesn't appear in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Although it appears twice, as table-cloth, in Through the Looking-Glass.
"I can't stand this any longer!" she cried as she jumped up and seized the table-cloth with both hands: one good pull, and plates, dishes, guests, and candles came crashing down together in a heap on the floor.

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