Fwd OT: searching for a word

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 4 05:02:36 UTC 2012

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From: Peter Austin <pa2 at soas.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Subject: searching for a word
To: ENDANGERED-LANGUAGES-L at listserv.linguistlist.org


I have been approached by Thomas Harding <thomas at gregdidden.com> who
is looking for a term in any language with the following reference:

"single word meaning parent who has lost a child/ parent whose child
has died,  no double barrels like child-bereft,  can apply to male or
female or may be gender specific"

Please respond directly to Thomas Harding and NOT to me.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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