Sunday, April 20, 2014

Milk, in my words

lainth : milk

The Fennas word for milk is lainth. Lainth is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? My friend Jackie helped me make this word. The Welsh word for milk is llaeth, the Irish word for milk is bainne, the Breton word for milk is laezh, and the Cornish word for milk is leth. In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for milk is bainne, and the Manx word for milk is bainney.

The words for milk clearly show the branches of Celtic languages: Brittonic (Welsh, Breton, Cornish) and Goidelic (Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sky, in my words

eobir : sky

The Fennas word for sky is eobir.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh words for sky are wybren and awyr, the Irish word for sky is spéir, and the Breton word for sky is oabl. In addition, the Cornish word for sky is ebron.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cloud, in my words

camoul : cloud

The Fennas word for cloud is camoul. Camoul is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for cloud is cwmwl, the Irish word for cloud is scamall, and the Breton word for cloud is koumoul. In addition, the Cornish words for cloud are komolen and kloud, the Scottish Gaelic word for cloud is neul, and the Manx word for cloud is bodjal.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Frost, in my words

reic : frost

The Fennas word for frost is reic. Reic is an unusual last name. Reic is a rare masculine first name. Reic means sell in Scottish Gaelic.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for frost is rhew, the Irish word for frost is sioc, and the Breton word for frost is frim. In addition, the Cornish word for frost and ice is rew, the Manx word for frost and ice is rio, and the Scottish Gaelic word for frost is reòthadh.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ice, in my words

ior : ice

The Fennas word for ice is ior. Ior is a rare last name. IOR is an abbreviation or acronym for a number of things including the Institute of Refrigeration in the UK. In Latin -ior is a suffix added to adjectives to form the comparative.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for ice is iâ, the Irish word for ice is oighear, and the Breton word for ice is skorn. In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for ice is eigh.

Welsh, Cornish, and Manx have words for frost, ice. My next Fennas word will be for frost.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wind, in my words

gyeth : wind

The Fennas word for wind is gyeth. Gyeth is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh words for wind are gwynt and awel (breeze), the Irish word for wind is gaoth, and the Breton word for wind is avel. In addition, the Cornish word for wind is gwyns, and the Manx word for wind is geay.

I considered making this word gweth, but in Cornish gweth means worse, and in Welsh similar gwaeth means worse.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Snow, in my words

nercha : snow

The Fennas word for snow is nercha. Nercha is a very rare last name. In Malayalam, a language of southern India, nercha means offering. Nercha is the name of a river in eastern Russia.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for snow is eira, the Irish word for snow is sneachta, and the Breton word for snow is erc'h. In addition, the Cornish word for snow is ergh, the Scottish Gaelic word for snow is sneachda, and the Manx word for snow is sniaghtey.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Rain, in my words

glaith : rain

The Fennas word for rain is glaith. Glaith is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for rain is glaw, the Irish word for rain is báisteach (also fearthainn), and the Breton word for rain is glav. In addition, the Cornish word for rain is glaw, the Scottish Gaelic word for rain is uisge, and the Manx word for rain is fliaghey.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spider, in my words

defhryn : spider

The Fennas word for spider is defhryn. Similar Devryn is a rare first name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh words for spider are corryn and pryf copyn, the Irish word for spider is damhán alla, and the Breton word for spider is kevnid. In addition, the Cornish word for spider is kevnisen, and the Manx word for spider is doo-oallee.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Butterfly, in my words

faleibyn : butterfly

The Fennas word for butterfly is faleibyn. Similar Faleby is the name of a place in Sweden.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh words for butterfly are glöyn byw and pili-pala, the Irish word for butterfly is féileacán, the Breton word for butterfly is balafenn, the Cornish word for butterfly is tykki Duw, and the Manx word for butterfly is follican.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fish, in my words

pias : fish

The Fennas word for fish is pias. Pias is an unusual to uncommon last name. Pias is an unusual first name that can be masculine or feminine. In Latin and Portuguese pias is a feminine plural form of the adjective pious. Pias is the name of places in Portugal, the Philippines, Peru and Spain.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for fish is pysgodyn, the Irish word for fish is iasc, the Breton word for fish is pesk, the Cornish word for fish is pysk, and the Manx word for fish is eeast.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mouse, in my words

loug : mouse

The Fennas word for mouse is loug. Loug is an unusual to rare last name. Loug Chari is a department, an administrative division, in Chad.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for mouse is llygoden, the Irish words for mouse are luch and luchóg, the Breton word for mouse is logod, the Cornish word for mouse is logosen, and the Manx word for mouse is lugh.