22 August 2009

magpie is maka

maka = magpie (bird) (noun) (some things Google found for "maka": a very common term; a last name; the Maka or Makaa are an ethnic group of Cameroon; Maka Albarn is a female character in the anime and manga Soul Eater; Maka-Maka is a Japanese adult manga series; a Central North Pacific cyclone name; means "eye" in Hawaiian; means "so, therefore" in Indonesian and Malay; means "mug, to throw" in Maori; means "flour" in Polish; means "wife, spouse, married woman" in Swedish; the name of cities in Pakistan, Senegal, Malawi, Madagascar, Camaroon, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Russia, Mali, and the Solomon Islands)

Word derivation for "magpie" :
Basque = mika, Finnish = harakka
Miresua = maka

Here's a word for magpie, the long-tailed, black and white bird of the crow family. I considered making my word for "magpie" be "mahaka", but in the end decided on the shorter word "maka".

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for "magpie" is now "mahka".

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