|From:||Edgard Bikelis <bikelis@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 0:55|
Portuguese 'criança', from 'criar', to raise, from Latin creo, creare,
creaui, creatum. The old spelling is 'creança', as the verb, 'crear'.
From the vulgar Latin 'creantia', or from the present participle
'crea:ns, creantis'. It reminds me suckling, and a word Tolkien used on
LoTR, but I dont remember it now :/. 'Ris(e/i?)ling' ; ).
> I'm looking for a word for "baby/infant" in a natlang that has not
> evolved from "indistinct speech" (baba > baby) or from "not speaking"
> (in-fans > infant). Does anyone know of such?