01 March 2007

zinc is nines

nines = zinc (Lhaesine pronunciation = NIH-nehs) (noun) (some things Google found for "nines": a very common term; English saying "dress up to the nines" which is defined loosely as "all spiffed up" in formal clothing; To the Nines is the title of a Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich and a nonfiction golfing book by Anthony Pioppi; NINES stands for Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship; The Nines Restaurant in Ithaca NY; The Nines are a pop band from Canada; The Nines (2007) is a drama movie directed by John August; The Long Nines are a Tokyo-based American rock n' roll band; old Chinese and Taiwanese holiday Elder's Day is called the Double-Nine Festival because it is on the 9th day of 9th lunar month; "casting out nines" is a way to check of arithmetic; The National Nines Golf Classic in Jersey in the UK)

This word has been revised. The Lhaesine word for "zinc" is now "linel". This posting is no longer current.


The Long Nines said...

If "zinc" is "nines", how do you say "long"?

-Matt 9 from The Long Nines

Mariska said...

My Lhaesine word for "long" is "bayan" (BAH-yan).

By the way, the number "nine" is "gaez" (GAWZ), and hence "nines" would be "gaezur" (GAWZ-ur).