[Lingtyp] Colexification between 'mother', 'breast', and 'eat/drink'

JOO, Ian [Student] ian.joo at connect.polyu.hk
Tue Oct 26 07:34:53 UTC 2021

Dear typologists,

Are you aware of any language that colexifies (uses the same lexeme for) the following four concepts: 'mother', 'breast', and 'eat/drink'?
The logic is that, the mother's breast is usually the first thing that a newborn baby "eats", so it would be natural if a language colexified these concepts, especially in baby-talk vocabulary.
I would much appreciate your help.


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