10 January 2016

sweet is mozea (revisited)

mozea = sweet (adjective) (Some things Google found for "mozea": an uncommon term; a rare to unusual last name; a rare first name; Mozea Rousseau was a member of Austin's Second Colony in Texas in the 1830s; Mozea Acrylic Clawfoot Tub sold by Signature Hardware; Mozea Akiba of the University of Mahajanga is a museum in Madagascar)

Word derivation for "sweet" (taste):
Basque = gozo, Finnish = makea
Miresua = mozea

My previous Miresua conlang word for sweet was moze, but before that it was mozea. I've decided that only nouns, not adjectives, get a suffix of -A when used with the definite article. Hence I have no issues whatsoever about ending adjectives in -A and -Ä, and even -EA and -EÄ.

The word sweet can be found once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This quote is from the Duchess.
"...Maybe it's always pepper that makes people hot-tempered," she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, "and vinegar that makes them sour -- and camomile that makes them bitter -- and -- and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered."

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