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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 >"Alex" -- > ><quote> >[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? ></quote> > >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.