06 June 2014

four is nelu (revisited)

nelu = four (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "nelu": a common term; a unusual to uncommon masculine first name that can be Romanian; an unusual last name; Nelu Adikari is a female Sri Lankan singer; the nelu flowers of Sri Lanka bloom once in 12-14 years; Uma Nelu is a place in Nigeria; name of a places in France and Indonesia)

Word derivation for "four"
Basque = lau, Finnish = neljä
Miresua = nelu

My previous Miresua conlang word for four was lunja. I'm changing this word partly because the NJ consonant combination is rare in Finnish.

The word four occurs a handful of times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is--oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate!

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