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Re: The Language of Dor

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, February 14, 2003, 3:07
Jim Grossmann wrote:
> Suggesting a name for your language is tougher than I thought it was going > to be. > > "Dorese" sounds like a mechanical aid that helps elderly people open doors.
It does? To me it sounds the best. It's reasonably common and active in English recently. A lot of the other suggestions would suffer a change of /o:/ -> /Or/ in at least my dialect which'll break the association with 'Dor' (I would never have thought of 'Doric' /dOrIk/, for example, as being related to 'Dor' /do:/.)
> I like Dan Wier's suggestion, too, i.e. "Dori."
I don't like it, though. At least if we're going for transparency (as above for reasons). If we aren't, you might as well call it Erther ;) (Not that I can speak: /Ta:2f/ Tâb -> /ra2mn&2n/ Etábnanni.) Tristan.