30 July 2015

raven is roipi (revisited)

roipi = raven (bird) (noun) (Some things Google found for "roipi": an unusual term; user names; a very rare last name; similar Roiphe is an unusual last name; Roipi is the name of a place in Papua province, Indonesia; Roipi (or Ròipi) is the name of a place in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy)

Word derivation for "raven" :
Basque = erroi, Finnish = korppi
Miresua = roipi

My previous Miresua word for raven was porri. I think the new word is a better mix, plus it starts with R, which is rare in Miresua.

The words raven occurs twice (one of those times as ravens) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"You should learn not to make personal remarks," Alice said with some severity; "it's very rude."

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he SAID was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"

"Come, we shall have some fun now!" thought Alice. "I'm glad they've begun asking riddles...."

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