30 March 2012

oats is aulo

aulo = oats (noun) (some things Google found for "aulo": a common term; a uncommon masculine first name; AULO is the stock symbol for Aurelio Resource Corp.; user names; an unusual last name; similar aulos was an ancient Greek wind instrument; name of a place in the Philippines)

Word derivation for "oats" :
Basque = olo, Finnish = kaura
Miresua = aulo

With this word, I'll end my series of basic, dry food items.

26 March 2012

wheat is venga

venga = wheat (noun) (some things Google found for "venga": a very common term; Kia Venga is a mini MPV automobile; VENGA (VIRUS-P Exploration of Nearby Galaxies) is an extragalactic IFU survey; VENGA Functional Infusions beverages; Venga Office Paging Communication Software; a foodie restaurant app for the Washington DC metro area; Venga Mexican Grill in Staten Island, NYC; Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar in Snowmass, CO; an uncommon last name; user names; conjugations of the verb to come in Italian and Spanish; in Spain translates as "come on" and "take care"; Vengaboys are a Eurodance pop group; name of a place in the Solomon Islands)

Word derivation for "wheat" :
Basque = gari, Finnish = vehnä
Miresua = venga

I considered making this word verga, but that word can be vulgar in Spanish.

22 March 2012

rice is rozi

rozi = rice (noun) (some things Google found for "rozi": a very common term; an uncommon feminine first name; Rozi Plain is a UK musical artist; Rozi's Wine House in the Cleveland, Ohio area; an unusual last name: tugboat MV Rozi scuttled off Malta as an artificial reef is a diving attraction; Rozi (aka Rozi Mata) is a place in India; Rozi and Rozi Khan are places in Pakistan)

Word derivation for "rice" :
Basque = arroz (same as Spanish), Finnish = riisi
Miresua = rozi

Still working on words for dry food items.

18 March 2012

corn (maize) is mairo

mairo = corn (maize) (noun) (some things Google found for "mairo": a common term; a unusual masculine first name that can be Estonian; an uncommon last name; user names; an anagram and a misspelling of the name Mario such as in the game Super Mario Bros.; Mairo fabrics and textiles of Sweden; Dan Mairo is a place in Niger; name of a places in Pakistan and Peru)

Word derivation for "corn (maize)" :
Basque = arto, Finnish = maissi
Miresua = mairo

I considered making this word maito, but in Finnish maito means milk.

14 March 2012

grain is alja

alja = grain (noun) (some things Google found for "alja": a common term; an unusual feminine first name which can be Slovenian, notably US R&B rap music artist Alja Jackson; Alja-Safe Skin Safe alginate lifecasting body molding material; ALJA is an acronym for American Latvian Youth Association; ALJA is a real estate developer and seller based in Quebec; user names; a rare last name; in Hungarian alja (or alj) means bottom)

Word derivation for "grain" :
Basque = ale, Finnish = viljaa
Miresua = alja

Grain is the harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops. It's what is stored in a granary.

10 March 2012

lentil is lidisa

lidisa = lentil (noun) (some things Google found for "lidisa": a rare term; user names; a rare feminine first name; Lidisa was the name of a former food company operating in Florida and Peru; Lidisa No. 6 Mineral Development of Vietnam)

Word derivation for "lentil" :
Basque = dilista, Finnish = linssi
Miresua = lidisa

These words -- bean, pea, lentil -- inspired me to cook up a pot of 15 bean soup. Yum!

06 March 2012

pea is ilern

ilern = pea (noun) (some things Google found for "ilern": an uncommon term; ILERN is an acronym for International Leadership in Education Research Network; user names; iLern Potenzrechnen is a German power calculations educational iPhone app; a rare last name; similar Ilerin is the name of a place in Nigeria)

Word derivation for "pea" :
Basque = ilar, Finnish = herne
Miresua = ilern

In historic times, peas were grown mostly for their dry seeds. Nowadays, however, peas are usually boiled or steamed.

02 March 2012

bean is pabu

pabu = bean (noun) (some things Google found for "pabu": a common term; Pabu and Saint-Pabu are places in Brittany in northwestern France; in The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra animated series Pabu is a fire ferret that belongs to earthbender Bolin; an unusual first name; a rare last name; Pabu is a soon to open Japanese restaurant in Baltimore; in Japanese (transliterated) pubu means pub; in Korean (transliterated) pabu (or pabo) means fool, stupid; name of places in Burma)

Word derivation for "bean" :
Basque = baba (from Latin faba), Finnish = papu
Miresua = pabu

I'm taking a break from my translation attempts. Instead I'll do something easier for a while, so that I can build up a backlog of some words. I'll be defining Miresua words for some basic, dry food items.