10 November 2014

wilderness is erämu (revisited)

erämu = wilderness (noun) (some things Google found for "eramu" and "erämu": an uncommon term; eramu means private residence, detached house in Estonian; Estonian ERAMU & korter (house and apartment) magazine; Eramu In Campu is a MP3 song title by Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses; eramu is user names; Eramu is a very rare first name; similar Eramus was a Renaissance Dutch humanist)

Word derivation for "wilderness":
Basque = eremu, Finnish = erämaa
Miresua = erämu

My previous Miresua conlang word for wilderness was eruma. A change to end this word in -U.

I couldn't find the word wilderness in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but I found it in Through the Looking-glass.
"I only wanted to see what the garden was like, your Majesty--"

"That's right," said the Queen, patting her on the head, which Alice didn't like at all, "though, when you say 'garden,'--I'VE seen gardens, compared with which this would be a wilderness."

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