Re: Baby animals
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 9, 2003, 2:54|
On Mon, 8 Sep 2003 13:44:22 -0400, Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote:
>Here's an interesting question that arose on Cybalist, pace the Romanian
>[Rom.] pui= baby of every animals with exceptios of these of horses, cows ,
>sheeps, goats, goose and ducks. For these 6 species are special words to
>denominate their babies. I mean here, one can use the word "pui" for the
>babies of thes animals too, but it sounds very strange to do it. BTW,
>are in other languages more/less species wherefor the people developed
>special words for denominating the babies of them?
>Food for con-thought.
Lindiga has specific words for young deer (sivers), rabbits or hares
(rrelich), and mice or rats (rrirntu). I imagine there are probably more,
but those are the only ones yet documented.