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LEX: People/Family

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:54 am
by Miatato
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

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

Re: LEX: People/Family

PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 10:59 pm
by Miatato
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?

Re: LEX: People/Family

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:56 am
by Miatato
From previous bits in this thread and elsewhere:

pengnolu or pengnol - man
ninolu or ninol- woman