Simoa

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Munja'kin

Etymology

From Proto-Munja'kin *simoa.

Source

Coined by Josh Friedman in the pilot script for NBC's Emerald City.

Source Spelling

simoa

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /siˈmoa/

Noun

simoa

  1. witch

Creation and Usage Notes

The original script writer invented this word, so I built around it (that, and the words toto and Munja'kin). With those three words, I saw vowels occurring next to each other, glottal stops in coda position, prenasalized stops/affricates, reduplication, and no [e]. I kind of rolled with that. Really liked what I came up with.

-David J. Peterson 16:09, 12 January 2020 (PST)