30 December 2012

realize (become aware of) is tontaju

tontaju = realize (verb) (some things Google found for "tontaju": a very rare term; bad OCR of old newspaper texts; somewhat similar tonta means "a fool" or "stupid, silly, foolish" (feminine form) in Italian and Spanish; similar Tontayu is the name of a place on Sulawesi in Indonesia)

Word derivation for "realize (become aware of)":
Basque = konturatu, Finnish = tajuta
Miresua = tontaju

This word isn't in paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Although the phrase "it flashed across her mind" could be paraphrased as (or translated as) "she realized".

26 December 2012

before (earlier) is areten

areten = before (earlier) (adverb, preposition) (some things Google found for "areten": an uncommon to rare term; user names; Areten-draty seems to be the title of a Madagascar music video by Tinondia; a rare first name; Areten Limited is a software development company in London; similar arête is a sharp ridge of rock; similar Aretun is a place in Norway)

Word derivation for "before (earlier than in time)":
Basque = aurretik, Finnish = ennen
Miresua = areten

Alice had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, in paragraph three Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

22 December 2012

watch (clock) is eljo

eljo = watch (clock) (noun) (some things Google found for "eljo": an uncommon term; an unusual first name that can be masculine or feminine; Eljo's made to measure men's clothing in Virginia; eljo is an Australian website selling electronics and appliances; ELJO and ELJO-D are two separate European cargo ships; Eljo AB is a Swedish electrical equipment company)

Word derivation for "watch (clock)":
Basque = erloju (similar to Spanish reloj)
Finnish = kello
Miresua = eljo

Continuing with my Alice's Adventures in Wonderland paragraph three related posts, a watch is what the rabbit took out of its waistcoat-pocket.

18 December 2012

pocket is tasiko

tasiko = pocket (noun) (some things Google found for "tasiko": an uncommon term; user names; TASIKO concrete system from Kortmann Beton GmbH of Germany for liquid-tight paving surfaces; a former name of the island Epi in Vanuatu; a rare first name; a dialect of the Vanuatu language of Lewo)

Word derivation for "pocket":
Basque = poltsiko, Finnish = tasku
Miresua = tasiko

The rabbit surprisingly has a waistcoat-pocket in paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Another Basque word for pocket is sakela.

14 December 2012

across is zehki

zehki = across (preposition) (some things Google found for "zehki": a rare term; a rare masculine first name; similar Zeki is an uncommon Turkish masculine first name meaning intelligent; user names; a very rare last name)

Word derivation for "across":
Basque = zehar, Finnish = poikki
Miresua = zehki

In paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice runs across the field after the rabbit.

10 December 2012

down is belas

belas = down (from a high to a low position) (adverb) (some things Google found for "belas": a very common term; a uncommon last name; Belas Artes Gallery in St. Louis; Golden Tulip Belas Artes Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Belas Clube de Campo near Lisbon, Portugual; Belas Knap neolithic long barrow in Gloucestershire, England; in Malay and Indonesian means suffix -teen used to form numbers 11-19; in Portuguese feminine plural form of belo which means beautiful; name of places in Angola, Portugal, Indonesia, East Timor and Mozambique)

Word derivation for "down":
Basque = behera, Finnish = alas
Miresua = belas

In paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the rabbit pops down the rabbit-hole. Also Santa Claus goes down the chimney.

In Finnish, the words for down and under are similar.

06 December 2012

under is alpan

alpan = under (preposition, adverb) (some things Google found for "alpan": a common term; Alpan Lighting Products sells solar powered lights; Alpan Gallery on Long Island in New York; a unusual last name that can be Turkish; an rare masculine first name; a minor Etruscan goddess of love and the underworld; name of a places in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan)

Word derivation for "under":
Basque = azpian, Finnish = alla
Miresua = alpan

This is another word from paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The rabbit-hole, mentioned in the previous post, is under the hedge.

02 December 2012

hole is relo

relo = hole (noun) (some things Google found for "relo": a very common term; abbreviation of relocation; RELO stands for Relocation office; RELO is an acronym for Regional English Language Office (US Embassies); Relo Interiors for flooring & design services in Florida; U-Pack's ReloCube moving containers; Relo is a Dallas based rock band; Relo is a Central Florida based music group; ReLo Music Group LLC is a music production and publishing company; a rare first name; a rare last name; means rail in Esperanto and Ido; means wristwatch in Tagalog; name of a place in Pakistan)

Word derivation for "hole":
Basque = zulo, Finnish = reikä
Miresua = relo

Hole, as in rabbit-hole, is a word from paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.