LEX: People/Family

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LEX: People/Family

Postby Miatato » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:54 am

Recently we've had these crop up:
anan, infant, baby
daba, child
joba or daba pengno, boy
niba or daba nino, girl
bulama, parent
mama or bulama nino, mother
baba or bulama pengno, father
pengno, male (adj)
nino, female (adj)
meleku, friend

If I've missed some, please post them.

So now I am looking for some specific proposals or ideas for some of the following:
An affix or other derivation to express that a person does something, occupationally, habitually, or otherwise, e.g. a way to derive something like "builder" from something like "build", or "cook" (n) from "cook" (v).

(adult) person/man/woman
sibling/brother/sister
offspring/son/daughter
aunt/uncle
cousin
grandparent/grandmother/grandfather
neighbor
enemy

And words, affixes, or methods for the following, as desired:
younger/older
youngest/eldest
maternal/paternal (maybe miama/biaba?)
great- (as in "great-grandparent" or "great-uncle"; perhaps something meaning "before" could work)
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Re: LEX: People/Family

Postby Miatato » Thu May 20, 2010 10:59 pm

I don't think we have a word for family either. Or people.

olu - human being, person

We have lakidi for the relationship between a pet and its human family. We don't have a word for 'pet' though.
If there's a similar word for the relationship between family members, perhaps the word for 'relative' would be derived in the same way, and perhaps 'family' is also related to that word? Suggestions for 'pet' and those other things as well?
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Re: LEX: People/Family

Postby Miatato » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:56 am

From previous bits in this thread and elsewhere:

pengnolu or pengnol - man
ninolu or ninol- woman
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