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 This posting is no longer current.

2 comments:

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).