Saturday, May 1, 2010

Black, in my words

blackduth : black

The Fennas word for the color black is duth. Duth is a last name. Duth seems to be a misspelling of doth which is an archaic English form of does.

My word, duth, seems a reasonable word for black, maybe because it's similar to the word dusk. In Welsh and Breton the word for black is du. The Irish the word for black is dubh.

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