Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

CHAT: Br'ga (was: CHAT: Thanksgiving)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Monday, October 3, 2005, 20:09
Paul Bennett wrote:
> >> The Br'ga are likely to mostly eat fish, turtles, lizards, birds and > >> fruit, but I have no names for any of them yet. Maybe horse, too, and > >> whatever they trade Poxtuga (Europeans) for. > > <SNIP> > >
I guess I need to dig
> around the Internet for names of explorers, and some good and likely > Portuguese naming words for the island. I might just go with Ilha de > Brugao, but I might come up with some other trait likely to have inspired > a name. >
Possible candidate: bruxa [bruSa] 'witch' (Span. bruja [bruxa]), where the x::j suggests an older cluster, but I don't know the source of the word. VL *brutica ??? IIRC, isn't Port. -ão also the augmentative ending, comparable to Span. -ón(a) ?? Could the Br'gans have been noted for their black arts :-)))?


João Ricardo de Mendonça <somnicorvus@...>