Trurian word of the day: elytä


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elytä (noun): forest, wood.

dhäyer
upwards
esilt
ABL.valley
​elyt​​-er
forest-ADV
michuntím
death
sirchéth
lie.in.ambush.3.MASC.SING.PAUS

“doom awaits in the forests up the valley”

Etymologically, elytä is not a native Carbian word, but is most probably derived from Pelenic *hèliéd ‘barrier’. The ‘original’ Trurian word for ‘forest’ reflects as önéb in the modern language, but now means ‘tree’ due to semantic drift. Unsurprisingly, the words for (generic) ‘tree’ and ‘forest’ vary considerably among Trurian regional variants and dialects: for instance, elytä is the standard and generally Upper Trurian word for ‘forest’, but the words wocha and lyth are preferred in Hinter Trurian and Lower Trurian dialects, respectively.

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