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chat; weird names; conlanging,the ultimate feminist subversion

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 4, 1999, 0:32
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999 19:56:09 -0400 nicole perrin <nicole.perrin@...>
>> Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote: >> > I may be able to do this for other people if they can tell me what >> > their name means in a language I understand. >> >> Well, Nik is short for "Nicholas" which is Greek for "Victory of the >> People", my middle name is Paul, which I forget what it means, and >my >> surname is Taylor which means "tailor", of course. :-)
okay, here goes me i guess: hebrew: Tzvi-hersh - Hebrew-Yiddish compound which should mean "oryx-deer", but since my family can't spell and wrote it with /E/ instead of /i/ the Yiddish part means something like "rule/dominion". Efrayim - from the root for "to be fruitful"; some kind of weird noun pattern with the dual suffix. english: Stephen - from a Greek word meaning "to crown/encircle" Elliot - according to my name dictionary, probably from Hebrew Eliyahu (Elijah) "my God is God" or Elisha "God is my deliverance" lastname: Belsky - a Russification of Yiddish/German _vaisman_, "whitey" -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: