|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 8, 2003, 19:08|
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.
ObNatlang: Engl. and Eur. langs. of course have a bunch. I can only think
of a specific word for "piglet" in Indonesian, but then I didn't hang around
farms very much. They do distinguish _human_ vs._animal_ pregnancy (hamil,
ObConlang: So far, Kash only distinguishes the pregnancy. It's off to the