Saturday, August 21, 2010

Island, in my words

elys : island

The Fennas word for island is elys. Elys is an uncommon last name. Elys is a first name that can be masculine or feminine. Elys Corner is a town in New Jersey.

I like that this new word is somewhat like Ellis, as in Ellis Island.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for island is ynys, the Breton word for island is enez, the Irish word for island is oileán. In addition, island in Scottish Gaelic is eilean.

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