14 March 2015

flat is lati

lati = flat (shape) (adjective) (some things Google found for "lati": a common term; LATI is an acronym for Lake Area Technical Institute of South Dakota; a unusual to uncommon last name; an unusual first name that can be feminine or masculine; Lati (aka White Wenge) is a species of wood from Africa; Café Lati in Seattle; LATI is an acronym for Los Angeles Taiko Institute which is a Japanese drumming school; Lati doll of South Korea sells collector dolls; in Italian lati means sides; in Latvian lati is the nominative plural of lats which was a former monetary unit of Latvia; similar Läti is the name of places in Estonia; name of places in Iran, Senegal, Afghanistan, Niger, the Philippines and Pakistan)

Word derivation for "flat" (having no variations in height):
Basque = lau, Finnish = litteä
Miresua = lati

I found the word flat twice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners...
This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for flat is now latä.

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