Not sure if I've posted this before, but:
kid = baby goat
kid = baby roe deer
Swedish is the clear culprit here as an alternative word for a baby roe deer is killing
, which is also the normal word for a baby goat. Add to that that get
denotes a female of both species and bock
a male of both, I'm pretty sure we simply transferred goat vocabulary onto our smallest deer, and then one word for the young got more associated with one animal and the other with the other.
We use other words for other species of deer, and for moose, it's the same as for cattle.
I should perhaps mention that "kid" is an Old Norse loan into English and that it was about goats originally before it became a colloquial word for "child."
Pronunciation of those Swedish words:kid
Oh, and while we're at it:
killing = kitten
It's pronounced [ˈkʰileŋ], but it's normal for Danish to keep a hard /k/ where Swedish palatalizes it before front vowels.
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