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Re: Baby/infant

From:Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 0:45
I'm not entirely sure if this qualifies, but the Japanese word "akachan"
might qualify.  I don't know the etymology of "aka-", but the "-chan" suffix
is a common "cuteness" qualifier commonly used for people and animals.
("oneechan" = "big sister"; "nekochan" = "kitty).


>From: caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: >Subject: Baby/infant >Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:26:40 -0000 > >Hi! >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? > >Charlie >


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>