25 April 2009

horse is dehan (revisited)

dehan = horse (Lhaesine pronunciation = DEH-hahn) (noun) (animal) (some things Google found for "dehan": an uncommon term; a last name; Zhuhai Dehan Hotel in Guangdong province in China; DeHan Computer Services of Washington State; means "to say" in Tetum which is a language of East Timor; name of cities in Ethiopia and Iran; name of a town in Suriname)

My previous Lhaesine conlang word for "horse" was "daehin".

17 April 2009

iron is hurn (revisited)

hurn = iron (Lhaesine pronunciation = HUHRN, rhymes with turn) (noun) (metal) (some things Google found for "hurn": an uncommon term; a last name; HURN is the NASDAQ stock symbol for Huron Consulting Group; Bournemouth Airport in the UK was previously known as Hurn Airport; name of a village in Dorset, England)

My previous word for "iron" was "haen". I think my new word sounds stronger, more like iron.

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 This posting is no longer current.

09 April 2009

bird is ivern (revisited)

ivern = bird (Lhaesine pronunciation = IH-VEHRN) (noun) (some things Google found for "ivern": an uncommon term; a last name; user names; Lake Ivern in Oregon; a masculine first name, notably quotable Ivern Ball)

My previous Lhaesine word for "bird" was "irern". I think my new word is slightly easier to pronounce, and I like that it features the seldom used letter "v". It also bears some resemblance to the Latin word for a bird, which is "avis".

01 April 2009

he is ene (revisited)

ene = he (Lhaesine pronunciation = EEN) (pronoun) (some things Google found for "ene": a very common term; ENE is an abbreviation for east-northeast; a last name; The Ene Reaction is a type of chemical reaction; a feminine first name that can be Estonian; a river in Peru; means "thus, any, anything" in Ainu; means "soul" in Breton; means "alone, lonely" in Danish; means "one, so-called" in Dutch; means "within" in Esperanto; means "grandmother" in Turkmen; a city in Belgium; a town in The Democratic Republic of the Congo)

My previous Lhaesine word for "he" was "ehn", which had an odd, no longer valid, consonant combination of "hn" in it.