26 January 2016

pink is pinsa (revisited)

pinsa = pink (color) (adjective) (some things Google found for "pinsa": an uncommon term; Pinsa Romana is an oval shaped flatbread type of pizza; Grupo Pinsa is a tuna industry company based in Mexico; an unusual last name; in Latin pinsa is inflected forms of pinsus which means pounded; similar pinza (sometimes spelled pinsa) is a traditional Venetian cake made with cornmeal and raisins; similar Pinse means Pentecost in Norwegian)

Word derivation for "pink" :
Basque = arrosa, Finnish = pinkki
Miresua = pinsa

My previous Miresua conlang word for pink was poska. Somehow I just didn't like that word.

I missed my scheduled post for the 22nd last week. Simply got busy doing other things.

Both the Basque word and the Finnish word for pink appear to be borrowed words. There's another word in Finnish for pink, vaaleanpunainen, which translates as light-red, but I didn't care to deal with that 15-letter word for pink.

I found one instance of the word pink in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

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