02 October 2018

seven is zasein (revisited)

zasein = seven (number) (adjective) (Some things Google found for "zasein": a rare term; Zasein SL is a company in the Madrid, Spain metro area; name of a rebel in northern Myanmar; user names; bad OCR of several German texts)

Word derivation for "seven"
Basque = zazpi, Finnish = seitsemän
Miresua = zasein

My previous Miresua conlang word for seven was sezpin. I decided to modify this word to start with Z. The previous word also seemed more similar to the English word seven than I liked.

Seven occurs a handful of times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This is from chapter 8: The Queen's Croquet-Ground.
"YOU'D better not talk!" said Five. "I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!"

"What for?" said the one who had spoken first.

"That's none of YOUR business, Two!" said Seven.