14 September 2008

small is nitxi (revisited)

nitxinitxi = small (adjective) (some things Google found for "nitxi": an uncommon to rare term; user names, notably blogger El Nitxi who is seems to be from Spain; an unusual last name; possibly a Basque name; Nitxi Records of Brazil)

Word derivation for "small" :
Basque = txiki, Finnish = pieni
Miresua = nitxi

My previous Miresua conlang word for "small" was "txeni". My new word has two "i"s, as do the Basque and Finnish words. I'm shifting the "tx" consonant combination, which comes from the Basque word, into the middle of the word to mix up the letters more. In Miresua, as in Basque, "tx" is pronounced as "ch". This word would be pronounced as "NEECHEE".

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