27 September 2007

rumor is husra

husra = rumor (Lhaesine pronunciation = HUH-sruh) (noun) (some things Google found for "husra": an uncommon term; In Singapore HUSRA stands for Home United Sports and Recreation Association; "húsra" means something in Hungarian which I can't seem to translate; Husra is a feminine Turkish first name)

23 September 2007

brave is forhas

forhas = brave (Lhaesine pronunciation = FOHR-ahs) (adjective) (some things Google found for "forhas": an uncommon to rare term; user names; Runemaster character name on The Camelot Herald; typing mistake that joins words "for" and "has" together; misspelling of Portuguese word "forças" which means "forces" as in "armed forces")

19 September 2007

token is jix

jix = token (Lhaesine pronunciation = JIHKS) (noun) (some things Google found for "jix": an uncommon term; Jix Hobbies shop of South Africa; JiX is a Java jigsaw puzzle shareware game; In the Star Wars universe Wrenga Jixton better known as Jix was a male Imperial agent working directly for Darth Vader; JiX Konnection is a hip-hop artist; user names; Backdoor.Win32.Jix.a is a Trojan computer virus; JIX motorcycle helmet made in China; JIX technologies is a website design company; Jix is a female character name in time-travel romance book Highland Dream)

By the way, in Lhaesine the "tokens" would be "jixur".

15 September 2007

shirt is raifa

raifa = shirt (Lhaesine pronunciation = RAY-fuh) (noun) (some things Google found for "raifa": an uncommon term; RAIFA stands for Rockford (or Rochester or Rogue (Oregon)) Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors; Raifa Virgin Monastery (founded 1613) in the Tatar republic in Russia; a first name which is usually feminine; a user name; a place in the Russian Federation)

11 September 2007

sound is aendin

aendin = sound (Lhaesine pronunciation = AWND-ihn) (noun) (auditory effect, something heard) (some things Google found for "aendin": a rare term; a user name; name of a World of Warcraft rogue character)

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 This posting is no longer current.

07 September 2007

ribbon is haeril

haeril = ribbon (Lhaesine pronunciation = HAW-rihl) (noun) (some things Google found for "haeril": a rare term; an Indonesian first name that is likely masculine; a last name that also seems to be Indonesian; a female character mentioned on Barrow-Downs LOTR RPG related forum)

This is a new Lhaesine word. It's my first posting in about two months that isn't a revision.

03 September 2007

ocean is cerhis (revisited)

cerhis = ocean (Lhaesine pronunciation = KER-ihs) (noun) (some things Google found for "cerhis": a rare term; In France (Université de Rouen) CERHIS or C.E.R.H.I.S. stands for Centre d'étude et de recherche d'histoire des idées et de la sensibilité; user names; a human warrior character on World of Warcraft; may or may not mean something in Latin)

My previous Lhaesine word for "ocean" was "ceris". The added "h" isn't for looks, it indicates that the word should be pronounced KER-ihs instead of KEH-ris.

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

01 September 2007

Lhaesine dictionary project marks two years

Back in September 2005, after Hurricane Katrina hit faraway New Orleans, I decided to do something creative but admittedly frivolous -- to create words.

For years, I had been fooling with guidelines for spelling words phonetically, so that if you could spell a word you could pronounce it, and visa versa. This was never intended to be a way to standardize English spelling; this was always a framework for a fantasy language.

So two years ago I started to build words in this fantasy language, I began practicing J.R.R. Tolkien's not-so-secret vice. I thought that I knew enough to define a language, but I merely had a starting point. I hadn't truly considered the various consonant combinations, let alone the complexities of grammar.

With Lhaesine, I'm attempting to rename the world with words that resonate with me. The look of the word is every bit as important as the pronunciation. To say that I'm seeking the true names of things sounds really weird, but that's sort of what I'm trying to do. If a word doesn't feel right, I revise it or redo it, which may help to explain my numerous changes.

This month will be adding some new words to Lhaesine once again, as well as doing more revisions. I'm still crafting Lhaesine.