30 July 2013

turtle is dirkona

dirkona = turtle (noun) (some things Google found for "dirkona": a rare term; similar Dirkon (sometimes referred to in Czech and in Polish as Dirkona) is paper pinhole camera that was first published as a kit in a 1979 Czechoslovakian magazine; a very rare last name; similar Dhirkona is a village in West Bengal, India)

Word derivation for "turtle"
Basque = dortoka, Finnish = kilpikonna
Miresua = dirkona

The Mock Turtle is a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

26 July 2013

child is hapi

hapi = child (noun) (some things Google found for "hapi": a common term; Hapi Mari (aka Happy Martiage!?) is a Japanese manga series; HAPI drums; Hapi brand Asian snacks; HAPI is an Egyptian river god and an Egyptian funerary deity; a brand of Chinese beer from Harbin Brewery; HAPI is an acronym for Hispanic American Periodicals Index; an unusual last name; a rare first name; similar happi is a loose, informal Japanese coat; in Finnish similar happi means oxygen; Hapi Bolaghi is the name of a place in Iran)

Word derivation for "child"
Basque = haur, Finnish = lapsi
Miresua = hapi

Another Basque word for child (or offspring) is ume, which is also used for young animals.

The words child and children can be found in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

22 July 2013

butterfly is pehinexa

pehinexa = butterfly (noun) (some things Google found for "pehinexa": an unique term; similar pexinxa occurs on a number of Brazilian bargain websites and may be a form of the Portuguese word pechincha which means bargain)

Word derivation for "butterfly"
Basque = tximeleta AND pinpilinpauxa
Finnish = perhonen
Miresua = pehinexa

Basque has multiple words for butterfly, perhaps they are from different dialects. I choose the two that seemed most common.

The word butterfly occurs just once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice tells the Caterpillar that some day he'll change into a butterfly.

18 July 2013

caterpillar is tolkar

tolkar = caterpillar (noun) (some things Google found for "tolkar": a common term; Tolkar Makina A. S. of Turkey sells commercial laundry machines; Tolkar Turismo (travel agency) of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina; an unusual last name; user names; present tense of the verb meaning to interpret in Swedish)

Word derivation for "caterpillar"
Basque = beldar, Finnish = toukka
Miresua = tolkar

In Finnish toukka means caterpillar and also larva. Another word for caterpillar is perhosentoukka, where perhosen means butterfly or moth.

The Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar is a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

14 July 2013

cake is kartu

kartu = cake (noun) (some things Google found for "kartu": a very common term; a rare last name; user names; Kartu languages are a group of Australian Aboriginal languages of Western Australia; means card in Indonesian; means together in Lithuanian; name of places in Syria and Pakistan)

Word derivation for "cake"
Basque = tarta, Finnish = kakku
Miresua = kartu

Cake is a word that appears a handful of times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for cake is now tarku.

10 July 2013

bottle is boulo

boulo = bottle (noun) (some things Google found for "boulo": an uncommon to common term; an unusual last name; a rare first name notably Haitian musician Boulo Valcourt; Ali Boulo Santo is a Senegalese musician; in the Star Wars universe Boulo Siesi was a female Bith artist character; similar boule from the French for ball is a traditional shape of French bread; name of places in the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Haiti and Togo)

Word derivation for "bottle"
Basque = botila, Finnish = pullo
Miresua = boulo

The word bottle can be found around ten times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

06 July 2013

truth is tegus

tegus = truth (noun) (some things Google found for "tegus": a common term; tegus are large lizards primarily found in South America which can be pets; a rare last name; in Esperanto conditional of the verb tegi which means to cover protectively; Tegucigalpa, commonly referred to as Tegus, is the capital of Honduras)

Word derivation for "truth (conformity to fact or reality) :
Basque = egia, Finnish = totuus
Miresua = tegus

02 July 2013

garden is puratza

puratza = garden (noun) (some things Google found for "puratza": a very rare term; user name; in Sardinian may mean an tool for pruning; similar Puratz is a rare last name)

Word derivation for "garden" :
Basque = baratze (and lorategi), Finnish = puutarha
Miresua = puratza

In Basque I found two words that can mean garden. The word baratze means vegetable garden and lorategi means flower garden. The Finnish word puutarha seems to a be compound word of tree + enclosure.