Lesson 1: Creature Words – cont’d.
An ayoomfarolê is a very special ayoomfa, who by virtue of his or her good deeds and willing, reliable service to the feline community, has been declared an honorary cat.
Puriks & Mowrrils [poor-iks & mow-rils]
Purik means kitten. The word is also used together with creature words to represent the infant of the species. For example, ayoomfa-puriks are children, gruf-puriks are puppies, and chirrit-puriks are fledglings. Purik implies both small size and youth, whereas tikki implies only small size.
A mother cat is known as a mowrril.
Unspecified burrowing creature. For some reason cats are always very vague when asked about binigaus, and very little is known about this animal.