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Re: Baby/infant

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 21:41
Charlie wrote:
> 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
Well, it's conlang, and nursery/colloquial, but Kash has _veve_ and _meme_, derived from _velu_ 'new' and _anamelu_ 'newborn child' (medical jargon 'neonate')