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--- In [log in to unmask], Matthew Barnett <mrabarnett@...> wrote:
>
> Dmitri Ivanov wrote:
> >> Another example is "bird".
> >>
> >> bird - avi 1++; orni
> >>
> >> Looking for these words, we find:
> >>
> >> avi - bird
> >>
> >> orni - bird; fowl.
> >>
> >> Looking for "fowl", we find:
> >>
> >> fowl - galina 1++, sito-avi 1+, alimenta-avi; orni.
> >>
> > 
> > It came to my mind that if fowl can be said as sito-avi or
> > alimenta-avi, then not only orni but also avi means any two-winged
> > creature; so the difference between orni and avi is unclear to me.
> > 
> [snip]
> In the list there are also these:
> 
> aeska      food
> alimenta   feed; food; nourish
> broma      food
> cibo       food
> eska       food
> fago-ma    food (fago=eat, ma(teria)=material/substance)
> pabulu     food
> sito       food; feed; nourish; meal; repast
>

Great. The problem of birds doesn't worry me any more: I can at least
remember all two of them.