30 April 2013

twilight is ilumarä

ilumarä = twilight (noun) (some things Google found for "ilumara": a rare term; user names; name of a gaming character on EVE online; according to a 19th century document ilumara means died in an Australian aboriginal language)

Word derivation for "twilight" :
Basque = ilunabar, Finnish = hämärä
Miresua = ilumarä

This is a new word. By the way, it doesn't occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Other compound words for twilight in Finnish are iltahämärä (ilta means evening) and aamuhämärä (aamu means morning). Another word for twilight in Basque is ilunsenti (ilun means dark).

28 April 2013

autumn is udaksy (revisited)

udaksy = autumn (season) (noun) (some things Google found for "udaksy": a very rare term; user name; appears on gobbledygook webpages; similar Udak is a rare last name)

Word derivation for "autumn" :
Basque = udazken, Finnish = syksy
Miresua = syskun

This is another revision. My previous word for autumn was syskun. I decided to redo this word, again, because in Basque three out of the four words for seasons begin with u, specifically uda, which means summer. Before this change, none of my Miresua seasons began with the letter u.

Note on pronunciation, the y (as in Finnish) is pronounced like ü, or like u in the French word tu.

26 April 2013

hour is ontu (revisited)

ontu = hour (noun) (some things Google found for "ontu": an uncommon term; user names; a rare first name which can be from South Asia; a rare last name; Ontu Medikal in Istanbul, Turkey; ontu means nose in Na'vi from the movie Avatar; Gara Ontu is the name of a place in Ethiopia)

Word derivation for "hour" :
Basque = ordu, Finnish = tunti
Miresua = ontu

My previous Miresua conlang word for hour was tidu. My new word has a consonant combination, as do the Basque and Finnish words.

24 April 2013

morning is amiz (revisited)

amiz = morning (noun) (some things Google found for "amiz": an uncommon to common term; AMIZ Technologies is a software development and IT outsourcing company of India; AMIZ stands for Academia Militarizada Ignacio Zaragoza of Mexico; user names; AMIZ is an acronym for Association of Microfinance Institutions of Zambia; AMIZ is a musical band of India; Amiz aromatherapy ltd of Hong Kong; a rare to unusual first name; a rare last name; similar Amiza is a place in Nigeria)

Word derivation for "morning" :
Basque = goiz, Finnish = aamu
Miresua = amiz

My previous Miresua conlang word for morning was moga, which was a bit of a letter scramble. I'm revising it because I'd rather not end the word in A. I like that the new word for morning begins with AM.

22 April 2013

week is asko (revisited)

asko = week (noun) (some things Google found for "asko": a very common term; Asko Cylinda (Asko Appliances AB) is a Swedish company producing major household appliances; Asko Group of Washington state paints, plates and reconditions metal parts; an unusual to uncommon masculine first name that can be Finnish; Asko Ensemble is a Dutch chamber orchestra; a rare last name; similar Askø is a Danish island; name of places in Sweden)

Word derivation for "week" :
Basque = aste, Finnish = viikko
Miresua = asko

My previous Miresua conlang word for week was oska. I changed it because I'm trying to reduce the number of words ending in A, and especially when the Basque and the Finnish words don't end in A.

18 April 2013

minute is minitu

minitu = minute (noun) (some things Google found for "minitu": an uncommon term; user names; misspellings of minute some perhaps deliberate; "mini tu" means "mini you" in Spanish; name of a World of Warcraft gaming character; Minitu Ceramics Limited of India)

Word derivation for "minute" :
Basque = minutu, Finnish = minuutti
Miresua = minitu

There was not much to work with here. The word minute occurs many times later on in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I noticed it often in the phrase "a minute or two."

14 April 2013

tax is zerro

zerro = tax (noun) (some things Google found for "zerro": an uncommon term; user names; an unusual last name; a rare first name; Zerro is a nightclub in Osaka, Japan; Italian name for the picarel (aka spicara smaris) which is a small European marine fish; Zerro House Productions is a small audio and video company; similar Zerrol is the name of a place in Iran)

Word derivation for "tax" :
Basque = zerga, Finnish = vero
Miresua = zerro

This word was thrown together at the last minute. I was busy doing my taxes today. Tax is not a word from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. My Miresua word for tax is similar to zero, and also to Zorro, the masked avenger.

10 April 2013

moment is utke

utke = moment (noun) (some things Google found for "utke": an uncommon term; an uncommon last name that can be German in origin; Utke's Country Pine Furnishings of Park Rapids, Minnesota)

Word derivation for "moment" :
Basque = une, Finnish = hetki
Miresua = utke

Continuing with time related terms. This word, moment, is in paragraph four of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There were other words I could have used for my mix, such as the Finnish word tuokio.

06 April 2013

time is debika

debika = time (noun) (some things Google found for "debika": an uncommon term; an uncommon feminine first name from India; Debika Corporation is a Japanese company which offers AXIS stationery products and DEBIKA children's products such as modeling clay; in Volapük similar debik which means indebted)

Word derivation for "time" :
Basque = denbora, Finnish = aika
Miresua = debika

The Basque word, denbora, is derived from the Late Latin tempora.

The word time appears in paragraph three of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in the phrase "at the time". It's entirely possible that Basque and Finnish use other words to express this phrase. There are other words in both languages for time, although the words I'm using seem to be the most common ones.

I have very few Miresua words beginning in D. So whenever I have Basque word that starts with D, I try to use it. In Finnish, only a few borrowed words start with D.

02 April 2013

late is möranäs

möranäs = late (adverb) (some things Google found for "moranas": an unusual term; similar Moranas is an unusual to rare last name; name of a World of Warcraft gaming character; rural rental house Las Moranas in the principality of Asturias in Spain; in Spanish similar Morenas (feminine plural) means dark-skinned persons, brunettes)

Word derivation for "late (delayed)" :
Basque = berandu, Finnish = myöhässä
Miresua = möranäs

This word is the adverb. The adjective will be similar.

In the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, late is a word found in paragraph three. The White Rabbit says "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!".