18 July 2012

squirrel is orantxa (revisited)

orantxa = squirrel (animal) (noun) (some things Google found for "orantxa": a very rare term; bad OCR of words in scanned books; similar Arantxa is a Basque feminine first name, notably Spanish former professional tennis player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario)

Word derivation for "squirrel" (animal):
Basque = urtxintxa, Finnish = orava
Miresua = orantxa

My previous Miresua word for squirrel was onartxa. This is a small change, swapped the n and r, to make the word start like the Finnish word, and end like the Basque word. By the way, tx in Miresua, as in Basque, is pronounced like ch.

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