waɛuš

Language
Kabyle
Country
Algeria
Area
At Zmenzer
Adult speech
ayfki 'milk', iɣi 'butter-milk'
English
milk
French
lait
Part of speech
Noun
Phonology
Contains ɛ. Final -š
Morphology
Final -š
Comments
There seem to be many BT terms for ‘milk’ in Kabyle (depending on the region/dialect): ɛuɛɛu, ɣuɣɣu, xuxxu, waɛuš, etc. Etymology: probably all these terms derive from the (archaic) adult speech aɣu/iɣi (now used for 'butter-milk'). Modern adult speech depends on the dialect: ayefki, aḵ°ffay, ayefk. According to Chaker, ayefki means ‘fresh milk’. See also Gast, M. 2008. ‘Lait’. Encyclopédie berbère, 28-29 | Kirtēsii – Lutte. Aix-en-Provence: Edisud. p. 4322-4330. http://encyclopedieberbere.revues.org/294 (2015-07-08). See also Chaker, Salem. 2008. ‘Lait’. Encyclopédie berbère, 28-29 | Kirtēsii – Lutte. Aix-en-Provence. Edisud. p. 4330-4331. [Online], mis en ligne le 01 juin 2013, consulté le 16 juillet 2015. URL : http://encyclopedieberbere.revues.org/296.
Tags
drink, food

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Smaïl Questionnaire Delocalised 2014

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