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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.