14 December 2015

needle is nelatz (revisited)

nelatz = needle (noun) (Some things Google found for "nelatz": a rare term; user names; Nelatz S.L. is a construction company in the Gipuzkoa province of Spain; a very rare last name; bad OCR of old text)

Word derivation for "needle":
Basque = orratz, Finnish = neula
Miresua = nelatz

My previous Miresua conlang word for needle was arult, which was an alphabetic scramble. I try to make words look like a mix of Basque and Finnish nowadays.

The word needle doesn't appear in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but needles, as in knitting-needles, can be found eight times in Through the Looking-Glass.
"Can you row?" the Sheep asked, handing her a pair of knitting-needles as she spoke.

"Yes, a little - but not on land - and not with needles -" Alice was beginning to say, when suddenly the needles turned into oars in her hands....

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