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OT: Place name constituents

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Friday, May 19, 2006, 15:21

I wanted to add some flavour to my maps and thus thought
about elements that can occur in place names. In German
place names for example, some common elements are -burg
(-castle/-burg), -berg (-hill), -stadt (-town), -ingen
(??), -hausen/-heim (??), -born/-brunn (spring), -feld(en)
(-field), -mund/-münden (-mouth), -wald(en) (-wood). I'd
like to know what more typical constituents appear in the
world's langauges or in your conlangs/worlds.

Also, does something like that exist for river names as
well? I will google myself for a list of etymologies of
river names again.


"Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes)
Pinena, Ihaloy 8, 2315 ya 02:24:15 pd


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>