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lexili seleti: closet; cupboard, cabinet, wardrobe... one word for the many pieces of furniture that are effectively the same whose names have cognates in other languages where they are used more generally

lexili seleti: closet; cupboard, cabinet, wardrobe... one word for the many pieces of furniture that are effectively the same whose names have cognates in other languages where they are used more generally

HectorO760

I think "kabineto" is fine, but "lebasli kabineto" is a bit long for "closet", I think. I feel like we might need another root word here. "lebaskax" is possible, but that could easily be interpreted as "luggage". Perhaps "lillebaskax" for "luggage"?


Gootube2000

To the degree "lebaskax" could be understood as "luggage", I could see someone just thinking of a smaller piece of luggage, or even a "suitcase". I might have over-generalized the term, but the overlap across languages was difficult to navigate. "komodi" and it's cognates seem to all be clothes-specific, so perhaps that would be a good choice for "closet" if we decide a new root word is in order


HectorO760

Come to think of it lebaskax could easily also be a 'chest of drawers'. "komodi" implies 'chest of drawers' for me. In Spanish that's what cómoda means. How about "lebasdom" for "closet", even if it's not necessarily a room? It does have room-size doors though and they're typically large enough to get inside them. We might need another word for "chest of drawers". If we have a word for "drawer" we could use -lar with that.