26 February 2013

twice is baktin (revisited)

baktin = twice (abverb) (some things Google found for "baktin": a uncommon term; alias of the head of a Philippine carnapping gang; means piggy or piglet in Binisaya or Cebuano; Baktin Surf Camp on Siargao Island in the Philippines; user names; a rare last name; similar Bakhtin which is an unusual last name, notably of Russian philosopher and literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin; similar Bakti is the name of a place in Indonesia)

Word derivation for "twice" :
Basque = bitan, Finnish = kahdesti
Miresua = baktin

My previous Miresua conlang word for twice was bakitin. This is a minor change. I changed the Basque word used for twice from birritan to bitan. Both Basque words apparently mean twice. But the shorter Basque word allows me to make a shorter, and perhaps sweeter, Miresua word. By the way, my word for two is baki.

This is a word from paragraph one of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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