14 September 2014

salt is suotz (revisited)

suotz = salt (noun) (some things Google found for "suotz": an unusual to rare term; a very rare last name; user names; bad OCR of old texts; similar Swotz is a rare last name)

Word derivation for "salt" :
Basque = gatz, Finnish = suola
Miresua = suotz

My previous Miresua conlang word for salt was was suatz. I'm changing this word to use the Finnish vowel combination UO, and also because I don't think UA should be a valid vowel combination for the middle of a word, although nouns ending in -U can end in -UA when combined with the definite article suffix -A. Dang, I guess this makes my conlang language really MIRESU!

The word salt occurs in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland twice. This quote is from Chapter 3: A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits, (luckily the salt water had not got into it), and handed them round as prizes.
By the way, according to Wikipedia, comfits are "confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices coated with sugar candy".

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