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Re: Baby/infant

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 21:28

caeruleancentaur writes:
> 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? >...
German 'Säugling' is from vt. 'säugen', 'to breast-feed', + '-ling'. (BTW, vt. 'säugen' is the (lexicalised) causative of vi. 'saugen', 'to suck'). According to my dictionary, English also has 'suckling'. **Henrik