One of the first words in what became Kēlen came from the periodic table: Ge As Se became Geathe, which eventually became the name Kīþje and the word stem -kīþ- (rock, stone). -S On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM, Scott Villanueva-Hlad <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > Here is how I coined the word for “oil” in Asirka. Here in Alberta, Canada, > we have a petroleum company called Pembina. One day I was driving from > Edmonton to Grande Prairie to see my fiancé (we have since married J) a 500 > km drive. I crossed the Pembina River on highway 43. I began mulling what I > could do with that. It came to me that I should drop the first syllable and > just use “bina” for the word. There are times that I see other words > derived > from other “unusual” sources. When I see potentials, I note them down to > be > revisited later. My husband worked at a taco shop at that time. There was a > sign out front advertising “Burrito Tuesday.” I saw the word “ritotu” > though > to date, I have not used it. I’d love to see what other creations others > have come up with. > > Scott > -- Sylvia Sotomayor The sooner I fall behind the more time I have to catch up.