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Ancient Language word of the week #9

I found this weeks word for specifically this time. It is mïnen I couldn't say how to pronounce it. It means injury, harm, or disease I found it very fitting for this time of Covid19. Here are a few pronunciations that I could guess Mine-in or Mean-in. Those are my two guesses.

Last week I had my most popular post ever. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/37153588 I will most likely do that post Bi-monthly, seeing how new users come on the forum daily. It has almost gotten 200 comments, and has 20 upvotes.

Thanks for reading. Lorderagon05

My sources.



Here is my previous one/ where all the links to future ones will be.


March 26, 2020



Thank you! Could you provide me a link of where to buy the books?


Paolini is pretty awesome.


His books are amazing! I read the first one at my school library, and then convinced my parents to buy me the other 3.


Huh interesting. Was this word in the book? Or was it just in the dictionary? Just wondering. Hope everyone is staying healthy at home.


Just the dictionary I think.


Unfortunately you're not learning a language which has them, so you might not know what an umlaut is. :) Originally I was inclined to pronounce it simply as Meen-in (I didn't know any German at the time), but now my guess veers closer to an umlauted i (which doesn't exist in German, but I can still guess at how it would be pronounced).

In any case, here are some references which might be of use ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eihwaz (Linked to in the above article)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaeresis_(diacritic) (Also linked)
https://www.internationalphoneticalphabet.org/ipa-sounds/ipa-chart-with-sounds/ (So you can hear the IPA symbols, although some of the more specific ones are not listed. You can still get a general idea, however.)

Those bottom two are more for fun than anything else, if you'd like to dig in further; more helpful information can be found in the Wikipedia articles. :)

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


Thank you so much ARCANA-MVSA for these wonderful links. I will definitely include the Old Norse link in my future posts, seeing how that's what the Ancient Language is based off of.


I don't know if you know this already, I hope that you do, but there is a book that has been recently published by Christopher Paolini that revisits Alagaësia, called the Fork, The Witch, and The Worm. It is a collection of short stories set in Alagaësia and it is very good. I will post a link to it if you want it from amazon, or you could try getting it from your library online.




I have read it. I didn't really like it.

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