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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.

https://www.paolini.net/fans/invented-languages-inheritance-cycle/ancient-language/

https://www.paolini.net/fans/invented-languages-inheritance-cycle/ancient-language/ancient-language-english-dictionary/

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

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/36317647

March 26, 2020

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Silmarillion333

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

Paolini is pretty awesome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoochDaPooch

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OrcaIsAwesome

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

Just the dictionary I think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

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/%C3%8F
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.)
https://omniglot.com/writing/oldnorse.htm
https://omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EarlMurtagh17

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.

-EarlMurtagh17

https://www.amazon.com/Fork-Witch-Worm-Alaga%C3%ABsia-Eragon/dp/B07J6SFL6B/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+fork+the+witch+and+the+worm&qid=1585409019&sr=8-2


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

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

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