18 January 2016

flat is latä (revisited)

latä = flat (shape) (adjective) (some things Google found for "lata": a common term; LATA is an acronym for Local Access and Transport Area used in U.S. telecommunications regulation; Lata Mangeshkar is a Indian playback singer; Lata is a Hindu Indian female first name; LATA stands for Los Alamos Technical Associates; lata means wide in Latin; lata means summers in Polish; lata means can or tin in Spanish; Lata Mountain in American Samoa; Lata is the name of places in Uzbekistan, Solomon Islands, Burma, India, Portugal, and Colombia)

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

My previous Miresua conlang word for flat was lati. A small change to end the word in -Ä.

I found the word flat twice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
At this moment Five, who had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out "The Queen! The Queen!" and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat upon their faces.

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