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bats (was: Re: Austin, Utopia, Uglossia, and Bats.)

From:Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 22, 1999, 15:36
Sally Caves asked:

>Do any of you have bats in your conworlds? If so, what's the word? >I have _apo~_ /'apu/ in my old dictionary, plural _mimmapo_ /mI'mapu/
The Tokana word for bat is _moniesek_. _Monie_ means "pair of wings" (from _monen_ "wing"), and _sek_ is an element found in the names of many small mammals, such as _osek_ "field mouse", _kepsek_ "squirrel", and _sekit_ "rat". Matt.