Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yellow, in my words

yellowmelui : yellow

The Fennas word for the color yellow is melui. Imloth Melui is a place mentioned in The Lord of the Rings noted for fragrant roses (in Sindarin melui means lovely, sweet). Melui is a city on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for yellow is melyn, the Irish word for yellow is buí, and the Breton word for yellow is melen.

My previous Fennas word for yellow was melar. The new word starts like the Welsh and Breton words for yellow, and ends like Irish word.

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