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    нерпенок

    What's the base word for нерпенок?
    thanks!!

    Сотрудникам иркутского нерпинария пришлось встречать праздник на работе, но ученые были только рады. Впервые в неволе у байкальских тюленей Тита и Несси родился нерпенок.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    нерпа, the only fresh-water seal in the world.

    Байкальская нерпа — Википедия

    Edit: wiki says there are other two, didn't know that.
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    The 2nd one is Ладожская кольчатая нерпа. The 3rd one is ?

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    кот - котёнок
    галка - галчонок
    нерпа - нерпёнок
    Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsms View Post
    The 2nd one is Ладожская кольчатая нерпа. The 3rd one is ?
    ...в Ладожском озере обитает ладожская (Phoca hispida ladogensis), а в озере Сайма — сайменская (Phoca hispida saimensis) — подвиды кольчатой нерпы. [wiki]

    BTW, the original phrase is weird. I think it'd be more natural to say "у байкальских нерп родился нерпенок" or "у байкальских тюленей родился тюлененок". Otherwise it sounds like a strange natural phenomenon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka View Post
    BTW, the original phrase is weird. I think it'd be more natural to say "у байкальских нерп родился нерпенок" or "у байкальских тюленей родился тюлененок". Otherwise it sounds like a strange natural phenomenon.
    Technically, yes. But i think they wanted to avoid tautology and wanted to make it sound more interesting, because the word "нерпёнок" quickly draws attention, it sounds very funny and lovely for a Russian ear, not as interesting as "тюленёнок".

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    because the word "нерпёнок" quickly draws attention, it sounds very funny and lovely for a Russian ear
    True!
    Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

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    Btw, anyone got scared reading this?

    Нерпа — вершина в пищевой цепи в экосистеме Байкала. Единственный источник опасности — человек.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77 View Post
    Btw, anyone got scared reading this?
    No. I got scared by reading this:
    Нерпа — вершина в пищевой цепи в экосистеме Байкала.
    So it only looks cute, but in reality it harass everything else that lives in Baikal. ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperk View Post
    What's the base word for нерпенок?
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    so it's нерпа.

    but how would you call this child of нерпа in English? seal cub? or seal pup?

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