10 January 2008

wood is pur (revisited)

purpur = wood (material) (noun) (some things Google found for "pur": a very common term; PUR water filters; Pür Minerals cosmetics; PUR stands for Product Use Rights; Pur River in Russia; PUR stands for Public Utilities Reports; means "pure" in Catalan, Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish and Welsh; means "also" in Italian; means "ash" in Serbian (Latin script); means "corpse" in Tibetan (transliterated); means "laden, complete, full" in Urdu (transliterated); name of places in India, Pakistan, and Iran.

Word derivation for "wood":
Basque = zur, Finnish = puu,
Miresua = pur

My previous Miresua word for "wood" was "uru". I've redone this word because I thought it was too similar to my word for bone (elu), and to have a monosyllabic word.

There were amazingly few words I could change this word to. My options were severely limited. I have rules limiting when I can start words with "r" due to Basque. Starting this word with two consonants was out due to Finnish. The vowel combination of "uu" is not allowed in Miresua.

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