Hallo! On Fri, 27 May 2005 20:44:21 -0400, # 1 <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > In Vbazi: > > njele + biwliw => njelebiwliw = water > beggining + liquid > > so "njelebiwliw" is like the scientist version of the word but it is > contracted in "lebi" in normal use Does your language really not have a basic, underived word for "water"? That seems bizarre to me. "Water" is a very basic concept, much more basic than the more general "liquid". > gaidz + gyl => gaidzdyl /gaidz=dEl/ = fire > motion + heat > > so again "gaidzdyl" is a scientific version usually contracted into "gajyl" > /gajEl/ The same question again. No basic word for "fire"? Greetings, Jörg.