Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tree, in my words

treecerwan : tree

The Fennas word for tree is cerwan. Cerwan is a rare last name. Cerwan is a rare first name.

The word for tree in Welsh is coeden, tree in Irish is crann, and tree in Breton is gwezenn.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hill, in my words

brec : hill

The Fennas word for hill is brec. Brec is an unusual last name. In Breton similarly spelled word brec'h means arm.

How did I come up with this word? The word for hill in Welsh is bryn, and hill in Irish is cnoc. Bre is an obsolete term for hill in Breton and Scottish Gaelic.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

River, in my words

abin : river

The Fennas word for river is abin. Abin is a last name. ABIN is an acronym for Agencia Brasileira de Inteligência (Brazilian Intelligence Agency). Abin Sur is a fictional superhero from the DC Comics Green Lantern.

How did I come up with this word? The word for river in Welsh is afon and river in Irish is abhainn. River in Breton seems to be ster or riniver, which is different from Welsh and Irish.

Friday, July 9, 2010

East, in my words

eastyrtar : east

The Fennas word for east is yrtar. Yrtar is possibly a last name. In Chuvash, a Turkic language spoken in central Russia, yrtar means tire, causing fatigue, tiredness.

The word for east in Welsh is dwyrain, east in Breton is reter, and east in Irish is iarthar.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

West, in my words

westcorlar : west

The Fennas word for west is corlar. Corlar is rare last name. Corlar is a brand of epoxy primer paint.

The word for west in Welsh is gorllewin, west in Breton is kornaoueg, and west in Irish is iarthar.

Monday, July 5, 2010

South, in my words

southdehu : south

The Fennas word for south is dehu. Dehu (or Déhu) is a last name. Dehu is the name of cities in India and the Congo.

The word for south in Welsh is deheubarth or de or deau. The word for south in Irish is deisceart. Welsh and Irish are similar. The word for south in Breton, su, appears to influenced by French.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

North, in my words

northtuald : north

The Fennas word for north is tuald. Tuald is computer users' names.

The words for north in Welsh, Irish and Breton don't seem alike in any way. This surprised me. The word for north in Irish is tuaisceart, the word for north in Welsh is gogledd. It appears that the word for north in Breton, nort or norz, was borrowed from French.