26 February 2016

ocean is ozteri (revisited)

ozteri = ocean (noun) (Some things Google found for "ozteri": a rare term; user names, notably of someone from Finland; bad OCR of old text documents, often of Latin word posteri which can mean descendants; similar Ozter is a rare last name; similar Ozieri is the name of a place in Italy)

Word derivation for "ocean" :
Basque = ozeano (likely a borrowed word)
Finnish = valtameri (compound word: mighty or great + sea)
Miresua = ozteri

My previous Miresua conlang word for ocean was oztari. This is a small change, a tweak, to make the word look more like the Finnish word for sea.

This post was in draft mode yesterday, but I forgot to post it. So I'm going to fudge the posting date. Let's pretend I posted this word last night.

The word ocean doesn't occur in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-glass.

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