Tynsa irebä :: Channeling the Green Girl











{July 25, 2008}   silver and gold

You got my heart you got my soul
You got the silver you got the gold

— lyrics from the song “You Got the Silver” by the Rolling Stones on the album Let It Bleed

Silver and gold.  The precious metals.

The Basque word for silver is ZILAR, and the Finnish word for silver is HOPEA.  I mixed up those words and came up with HOLAR for my Miresua word meaning silver.

The Basque word for gold is URRE, and the Finnish word for gold is KULTA.  My Miresua word for gold is ULRE, which admittedly takes more from the Basque word.  Sometimes I chose alphabetic combinations that are not quite evenly taken from my source laguages for aesthetic reasons.

How would you say “silver and gold” in Miresua?  Good question, becuase I don’t know.  HOLAR (and) ULRE, but I haven’t created the word for “and” yet.

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