02 May 2015

chicken is oikano (revisited)

oikano = chicken (bird) (noun) (Some things Google found for "oikano": a rare term; Oikano Car Parts of Greece; Oikano Restaurant and Oikano Cafe & Sports in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia; user names; similar Oikana is a place in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia; similar Oikeno-cho (or Oikenocho) is a place in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan)

Word derivation for "chicken" :
Basque = oilasko, Finnish = kana
Miresua = oikano

My previous Miresua conlang word for chicken was onoilaka. I'm changing this word to use another, better Finnish word for chicken, the bird. The Finnish word I used previously, kananpoika, also means chicken, but as a chick, and as chicken meat as food.

The word chicken doesn't appear in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But chicken, the bird, appears in Through the Looking-glass.
It certainly was a VERY large Gnat: "about the size of a chicken," Alice thought. Still, she couldn't feel nervous with it, after they had been talking together so long.

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