10 January 2015

neck is kaupo (revisited)

kaupo = neck (noun) (some things Google found for "kaupo": an uncommon term; a town and former district of Maui island of Hawaii; Kaupo General Store and Kaupo Gap Trail near the town; an unusual masculine first name which can be Estonian; Kaupo of Turaida (or Caupo) was a 13th century leader of the Livonian people in what is now Latvia and Estonia; KauPo seems to be a material of rubber + polyurethane sold by a German company; in Finnish similar kauppa means commerce, trade, shop; similar Kaupos is a place in Lithuania)

Word derivation for "neck" :
Basque = lepo, Finnish = kaula
Miresua = kaupo

This is the word for the part of body and the tapered part of a bottle.

My previous Miresua conlang word for neck was leka. I'm redoing this word to lessen the number of words ending in -A, and also to make it different from my Miresua word for chin, which is lekos. The neck and the chin are near each other, so I don't want similar words for them.

I found seven occurrences of the word neck in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, here's one of them:
As there seemed to be no chance of getting her hands up to her head, she tried to get her head down to them, and was delighted to find that her neck would bend about easily in any direction, like a serpent.
This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for neck is now laupo.

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