30 August 2013

lobster is otumari

otumari = lobster (noun) (some things Google found for "otumari": a rare term; user names; similar Otomari Honey is a mature Japanese manga; similar Ōtomari is a Kiev based fuzz pop band; similar Otumara is the name of places in Nigeria; similar Ōtomari is the name of places in Japan)

Word derivation for "lobster"
Basque = otarrain, Finnish = hummeri
Miresua = otumari

Chapter 10 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is The Lobster Quadrille. The Mock Turtle and the Gryphon tell Alice about this dance with lobsters, and sing a song.

26 August 2013

lizard is lisker

lisker = lizard (noun) (some things Google found for "lisker": an uncommon term; an unusual last name; Leigh Lisker was an American linguist and phonetician; Bruce Lisker is a California man whose conviction for murder was overturned; a Zoanoid character in science fiction movie The Guyver (1991); name of a Basque progressive rock or folk rock band of the 70s; Lisker Congregation is a NYC Jewish Orthodox synagogue; Lisker's sign is tenderness to percussion of the medial surface of the tibia which suggests deep venous thrombosis)

Word derivation for "lizard"
Basque = musker, Finnish = lisko
Miresua = lisker

Another Finnish word for lizard is sisilisko.

Bill the Lizard is a character appearing in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

22 August 2013

parrot is papakai

papakai = parrot (noun) (some things Google found for "papakai": an unusual term; Papa Kai makes alaia surfboards for ocean use and home decoration in Hawaii and in San Diego; similarly named Papakea Resort on Maui; a very rare last name; Papakai Marae is the (Maori) name of a place in New Zealand; name of a mountain in New Zealand)

Word derivation for "parrot"
Basque = papagai, Finnish = papukaija
Miresua = papakai

The Lory is a character in the Caucus-Race in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lories are small to medium-sized Australasian parrots.

The words for parrot are similar in many European languages.

18 August 2013

mad (crazy) is eulo

eulo = mad (crazy) (adjective) (some things Google found for "eulo": an uncommon term; name of a small opal-mining town in Queensland, Australia; an unusual last name; a rare first name; user names; EULO Grey Water Recycling Kitchen Sink; name of a place in Germany)

Word derivation for "mad (crazy)"
Basque = ero, Finnish = hullu
Miresua = eulo

The adjective mad definitely occurs in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There's the Mad Tea-Party. The Hatter and the March Hare are both mad. The Cheshire Cat tells Alice "We're all mad here."

14 August 2013

hedgehog is sirti

sirti = hedgehog (noun) (some things Google found for "sirti": an uncommon term; Sirti SpA is an Italian civil engineering and network technology company; SIRTI was the acronym for Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute which is now Innovate Washington; a rare last name; Biçak sirti is a Turkish TV series drama; similar Sirt'i is the name of a place in Ethiopia)

Word derivation for "hedgehog"
Basque = triku, Finnish = siili
Miresua = sirti

In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, hedgehogs are used as balls at the Queen's croquet ground.

10 August 2013

frog is samagel

samagel = frog (noun) (some things Google found for "samagel": a rare to unusual term; Samagel Manutenção Industrial Ltda ME (Industrial Maintenance) of Mogi Guaçu, Brazil; Samagel Santo André Máquinas e Geladeiras Ltda (Machines and Refrigerators) of Santo André, Brazil; a very rare last name; a very rare first name; user names; Samagel brand fresh oriental vegetables from DetPon Corporation of Guatemala; similar Samage is the name of a place in Papua New Guinea)

Word derivation for "frog"
Basque = igel, Finnish = sammakko
Miresua = samagel

As I've been making words for various creatures lately, there is a Frog-Footman in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

06 August 2013

dormouse is ukixar

ukixar = dormouse (noun) (some things Google found for "ukixar": a rare term; bad OCR of old texts; appears on gobbledygook pages; similar Ukixa Corporation (UKX) is an oil and gas corporation in the Republic of Shaelia on the fictional world of Atoria)

Word derivation for "dormouse"
Basque = muxar, Finnish = unikeko
Miresua = ukixar

In Finnish, another word for dormouse (specifically the Hazel dormouse) is pähkinähiiri, where hiiri means mouse.

The Dormouse is a character at the Mad Tea-Party in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. At the end of the scene, the March Hare and the Hatter try to put the Dormouse into a teapot.

02 August 2013

hare is järbi

järbi = hare (noun) (some things Google found for "jarbi": an uncommon term; a rare masculine first name; Belizean pro soccer player Jarbi Álvarez; a rare last name; JARBI is an acronym for Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction; Hasy Jarbi (aka Hassi Jerbi) is the name of a place in Tunisia)

Word derivation for "hare"
Basque = erbi, Finnish = jänis
Miresua = järbi

The March Hare appears in the tea party scene of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. By the way, I don't have a word yet for March.

Apologies for my lack of anything resembling grammar lately. This summer has been very busy for me.