06 August 2015

leg is sänki (revisited)

sänki = leg (noun) (Some things Google found for sanki and sänki: a very common term; Sanki Global is a health and wellness company; Sanki Sliding Center near Sochi, Russia; Sanki Engineering Co Ltd of Japan; Sanki Machine Tools of India; Sanki King is a Pakistani graffiti artist; Sanki Shoji Co Ltd is a fashion importer in Japan; Sanki is an unusual last name; Sanki is a rare first name; in Finnish sänki means stubble; in Polish sanki means sledge; in Turkish sanki means as if, as though; Sanki is the name of places in Pakistan, Poland, the Congo, and Russia)

Word derivation for "leg" (anatomy):
Basque = hanka, Finnish = sääri
Miresua = sänki

My previous Miresua conlang word for leg was särka. I'm changing this word not to end in -A. I'm going to disregard that sänki means stubble in Finnish.

Another Finnish word for leg is jalka, which also means foot, leg.

I found the word legs three times in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, although one of those times referred to table legs.
The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down...

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