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Re: Baby/infant

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 12:48
Citerar taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>:

> * caeruleancentaur said on 2006-08-22 22:26:40 +0200 > > 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? > > Norwegian "spedbarn", a baby prior to walking. I assume the "sped-" is > the same as "sped" meaning simply "small, slight in size", but for all I > know it might have something to do with truffles...
I've always taken for granted that Sw. _spädbarn_ is from the adjective. Andreas