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Re: Taxonomic languages and igididity

From:Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 1:32
On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 18:25:12 +0100, Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...> wrote:
>NK> Gom = visual >NK> Gomardo = picture >NK> Gombak = pencil lead > >What does "bak" stand for? >Is it a root word or something arbitrary?
Well, I would guess that "bak" means black, powdery, messy stuff, e.g. soot, charcoal. But, it was something arbitrary. The point was not to demonstrate the choice of lexemes, but rather the head-dropping syntax.