26 June 2014

nine is dereksä (revisited)

dereksä = nine (number) (adjective) (some things Google found for "dereksa": a rare term; user names, sometimes as DerekSa; bad OCR of old text; a very rare first name; name of a village in Egypt)

Word derivation for "nine"
Basque = bederatzi, Finnish = yhdeksän
Miresua = dereksä

My previous Miresua conlang word for nine was erdenisä. The first two letters of the new word, de, are letters in common between the Basque and the Finnish words. The new word is 7 characters long, one character less than the shorter of the two source words, which is allowed under my word-building rules.

By the way, the Finnish word for nine, yhdeksän, is a compound that presumably meant something like "one before (ten)". One in Finnish is yksi.

The word nine occurs four times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
However, she soon made out that she was in the pool of tears which she had wept when she was nine feet high.

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