26 March 2009

grandmother is imaoni

imaoni = grandmother (noun) (some things Google found for "imaoni": an uncommon to rare term; an unusual feminine first name; "imaoni" or "ima oni" may mean something in Croatian or Serbian)

Word derivation for "grandmother" :
Basque = amona, Finnish = isoäiti
Miresua = imaoni

As well as being a mishmash of letters from the Basque and Finnish words, this is a compound word. It's a combination of the Miresua words "ima" and "oni", which mean "mother" and "big". The Finnish word for "grandmother", which is "isoäiti", literally means "big" and "mother".

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for "grandmother" is now "imaosa".

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