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On Sat, Oct 21, 2000 at 09:17:39PM +0200, Irina Rempt wrote:
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> Note that _razie_ means "adolescent" (someone aged roughly between 14
> and 19) or "journeyman in a craft guild" and can apply to both young
> men and young women.
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So far, in my conlang, there are two words for children:
1) mir33'ni     /mi*.V":ni/ (Kirsch)
   Singular epicene locative, "child". Refers mainly to young
   non-adults. So, for example, the feminine singular
        mil3dai' /milV@da?i/ means "young girl"
   and the masculine singular
        bii'l3ni /bi:l@ni/ means "young boy".

2) fini'        /Fini/
   Singular epicene locative, "student". Although this is properly a term
   for young students in Expert schools, it can also just refer to
   adolescents(sp?) in common usage. For example:
        fidei' /Fid&?i/ (feminine singular) means "young girl" or "young
   lady"; properly, "student girl";
        fii'ni /Fi:ni/ (masculine singular) means "young boy" or "young
   man"; properly, "student boy".

   "fini'" is sometimes have the flavor of referring to a slightly older
   age group than "mir33'ni", although technically, they should refer to
   the same age group.
   There are also other words borrowed from Expert school "ranks" or
   "levels"; however, I haven't really fixed them yet.

I haven't coined the word yet, but I think my conlang will have another
word specifically for referring to biological children (irrespective of
age group), equivalent of "son" or "daughter". Meanwhile, though, parental
relationships can be expressed simply by a stative originative-conveyant
construct:
1)      biz3t30'   f3d33'       /bizV"tV"?O F@dV":/
        woman(org) student(fem,cvy)
        "The woman's student girl"; i.e., "the woman's daughter".
        Literally, "the student-girl who is from the woman".

2)      piiz3't30   3mir33'n3   /pi:zV"tV"?O @mi*.V":n@/
        couple(org) children(cvy)
        "The couple's children". Literally, "the children who are from the
        couple".


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