boy-o (User's profile) November 9, 2004, 2:57:25 AM
I am wondering what would the Esperanto word for insulin be? The picture dictionary only talks about basic parts of the body, and the vortaro doesn't have any entries for insulin. Any other resources i have looked at don't have the word either.
If the case may be (though i highly doubt it because the language is pretty thorough in the number of words it has) that the word doesn't exist, would i have to make up a word? because adding -o to the end doesn't work; insulin contains what would be two esperanto suffixes that would change the word into referring to a girl person (literal; person girl).
Iu helpus min?
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AMc (User's profile) November 15, 2004, 10:20:18 PM
don't know if you got any replies for this question yet but here's what I was thinking:
insul-o is island so insul-in-o would be a female island- in my English-speaking brain there isn't really such a thing as a female island so would it be a "new" word, that is a word that doesn't already have a concrete meaning? If this is so then could you adopt it as insulin? Also most Esperantists who speak a European mother tongue would, I imagine, be comfortable with "insulino" as the word insulin is similar in many European languages- not sure if this is good ground to base new words on, in the "internacia lingvo" though.
Another possibility might exisst if there is an affix that denotes something that is released, emitted, or borne out of the root noun. I'm very new to Esperanto so I don't know if there is such an affix, but if there is maybe it could be joined with "insuleto" to mean a product of the "islet" cells of the pancreas. I know that other hormones are released from the islets of Langerhans but insulin is the only one whose name is a reminder of this (coming from the Latin for island).
I found an online dictionary (multilingvo tradukvortanro at lexicool,com) that translates insulin as "insulino". As ever with rapidly found internet sources I'm not sure how "official" this translation is.
Hope that helps a bit, bye for now
Machjo (User's profile) November 18, 2004, 5:59:36 AM
I hope this answers your question.
boy-o (User's profile) November 26, 2004, 4:54:57 AM
i must say though, the proposal of 'released-insuleto' sounds intriguing actually. hm...
be released: malmobilizigxi
and if what i have been taught serves me then, to make this a noun would be malmobilizo
malmobilizinsuleto = insulin.
wow...what a mouth full
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Franck (User's profile) December 3, 2004, 2:58:59 PM
Mi ne scias se ekzistas la verbo "mobilizi" (mi ne trovas ĝin en la Pilger vortaro), sed via kunmetita vorto por traduki "insulin" ne korektas. Fakte, "malmobilizigxinsuleto" signifas "insuleto de malmobilizigxo"... Mi ne pensas ke tio traduku kion vi volas esprimi !
La korekta formo estus "malmobilizigxa insuleto", uzante adjektivon, ne kunmetitan formon.