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".