14 October 2011

iron is daurna (revisited)

daurna = iron (metal) (some things Google found for "daurna": an uncommon term; in Scots (not Scottish Gaelic) daurna means "dare not"; daurna (or more commonly darna) means "to run" in Hindi (transliterated); a rare feminine first name; similarly named Darna is a Philippine comic book superheroine)

Word derivation for "iron" (metal):
Basque = burdina, Finnish = rauta,
Miresua = daurna

My previous Miresua conlang word for iron was daura. I decided to insert the N, in part, to look less like the Miresua word for laugh which is baura. The new word, daurna, is a six letter word, which is nicely the average length of the Basque and the Finnish word.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for iron is now raduna.

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