22 April 2015

goose is hanari (revisited)

hanari = goose (noun) (some things Google found for "hanari": an uncommon term; Hanari (and similar Hañari) is an unusual last name; a rare first name; Hanari Solomon is a female cosplayer; Hanari Apartment in Osaka, Japan; similar Hannari Tofu Japanese cushions and plush toys; name of places in Iraq, South Korea and Pakistan)

Word derivation for "goose" :
Basque = antzara, Finnish = hanhi
Miresua = hanari

My previous Miresua conlang word for goose was hanira. This is a small change to make the word no longer end in -A.

I found the word goose, as in a bird, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a stanza of the poem "You Are Old, Father William".
"You are old," said the youth, "And your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak—
Pray, how did you manage to do it?"

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