14 October 2014

earth is mur (revisited)

mur = earth (land, soil) (noun) (some things Google found for "mur": a very common term; MUR is the NYSE stock symbol for Murphy Oil Corporation; an unusual last name; an unusual first name, notably author Mur Lafferty; MUR is a currency acronym for the Mauritian Rupee; MUR is an acronym for Matter Under Review; in the UK MUR is an acronym for Medicine Use Review; means wall in French; mur means blackberry in Romanian; Mur River in Central Europe; Bruck an der Mur is a place in Austria; Mur-de-Bretagne and Mur-de-Sologne are places in France; name of places in Serbia and Iran)

Word derivation for "earth (land, soil)":
Basque = lur, Finnish = maa
Miresua = mur

My previous Miresua conlang word for earth was mura. This is a small change to reduce the number of nouns ending in -A. As a bonus, the new word is a 3-letter word, same as the Basque and the Finnish words.

The word earth doesn't occur, but the word land does, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This quote is from Chapter 10: The Lobster Quadrille.
"Turn a somersault in the sea!" cried the Mock Turtle, capering wildly about.

"Change lobsters again!" yelled the Gryphon at the top of its voice.

"Back to land again, and that's all the first figure," said the Mock Turtle..."

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