22 June 2015

lion is leijo (revisited)

leijo = lion (animal) (noun) (some things Google found for "leijo": an unusual to uncommon term; a rare last name that can be Finnish or can be Hispanic; a rare first name; user names; name of a NPC collector character in GuildWars; Leijo is a bathroom supply store in Pontevedra, Spain; similar Leija is the name of a place in Mexico)

Word derivation for "lion" :
Basque = lehoi, Finnish = leijona
Miresua = leijo

My previous Miresua word for lion was lehoni. I redid this word, made it shorter and used the J to make it different. Note J in Miresua is pronounced like Y. A better mix of the Basque and the Finnish words would have been leiho, but leiho means window in Basque.

The word lion does not occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but it occurs nearly twenty times in Through the Looking-Glass. This quote is an old song or nursery rhyme which Alice repeats to herself. It was not written by Lewis Carroll, it's older.
"The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown:
The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town.
Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town."

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