22 August 2008

water is uvi (revisited)

uviuvi = water (noun) (some things Google found for "uvi": a common term; UVI stands for University of the Virgin Islands; UVI stands for Ultaviolet Imager; UVI stands for Ultraviolet Index; UVI Workstation stands for Universal Software Instrument which is used for computer sound production; a feminine first name; a last name)

Word derivation for "water" :
Basque = ur, Finnish = vesi
Miresua = uvi

I read someone say that conlangs should try to keep it simple. That's making more sense to me. After some consideration, I've revised my Miresua word for "water" to "uvi". Previously my word for "water" was "ivru". As a bonus, my new word is exactly the average length of the Basque and Finnish words.

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