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Baby Talk (was: YAC: Widse -- a conlang based on Ygyde)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, January 27, 2003, 17:39
On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:25:19 -0500 John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> Czhangie is a Dadadaoist; will that do? Or will it do do-do? > ("do-do" aka "doo-doo" is anglophone baby talk for excrement.) > ObConlang: What about baby talk in our conlangs? Anyone have any? > -- > John Cowan
- Not for terms for excrement, but Rokbeigalmki has the baby-talk terms |maba| and |paba| for "mommy" and "daddy" (respectively), as opposed to the more adult terms |i-bardh| (female-parent) and |o-bardh| (male-parent). |maba| and |paba| are actually the only words in the language (at least so far, as far as i can remember) that have intrinsic gender. -Stephen (Steg) "destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation; and earthquakes are to a girl’s guitar - they’re just another good vibration; and tidal waves couldn’t save the world from californication." ~ 'californication' by red hot chili peppers