06 November 2015

ring is sortun (revisited)

sortun = ring (noun) (Some things Google found for "sortun": an uncommon term; an unusual last name; Anna Sortun is a chef; Martin Sortun Elemetary in Kent, WA; Sortun-Vos Architects was a firm in Seattle, WA; Rick Sortun was a professional football player for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s; similar Finnish verb sortua means to fall, to collapse; similar Sortums is the name of a place in Kazakhstan)

Word derivation for "ring" :
Basque = eraztun, Finnish = sormus
Miresua = sortun

My previous Miresua conlang word for ring was sozrun. I'm changing this word because the consonants ZR don't seem to occur together in Basque. Z isn't used in Finnish.

I found the word ring once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This quote comes from Chapter 3: A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
The next thing was to eat the comfits: this caused some noise and confusion, as the large birds complained that they could not taste theirs, and the small ones choked and had to be patted on the back. However, it was over at last, and they sat down again in a ring, and begged the Mouse to tell them something more.

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