WW #14: Big Mouth

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The fifth word on the Liepzig-Jakarta list is “mouth”. All three languages needed this one, so here they are:

  • Muipidan has nomayto [ˈnɔ.maj.to], which primarily means “tooth”, is also the word for “mouth”. This goes along with singular nouns being used for natural collections in Muipidan: nomayto can mean either “the tooth” or “the full set of teeth”, which was easily extended to “mouth”.
  • Kharulian has kyi [ci].
  • Nitherian has ynyn [ˈjən.jən], a reduplication of the archaic word yn “lip”.

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