09 February 2011

brass is tayen (revisited)

tayen = brass (Lhaesine pronunciation = TAH-yehn) (metal alloy) (Some things Google found for "tayen": an uncommon term; a Native Ameican feminine first name which means new moon; an uncommon last name; user names; TAYEN is an acronum for Tanzania Youth Environmental Network; Tayen Park Healing Retreat, Clare, South Australia)

My previous Lhaesine word for "brass" was "taiya".

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is often used as decoration and for coins. In antiquity, polished brass was often used as a mirror.

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