Re: A tentative name!
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 15, 2002, 17:16|
On Mon, 14 Jan 2002 13:20:09 -0600, Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:
_Mashriq_, I think? BTW & IIRC, the adjective will be _Mashraqi_ (with
slightly altered vocalization).
>is applied to Arabic east of the Mediterranean (or maybe just
>> Levantine, or is it Iraqi?).
AFAIK, to everything Arabic that is not _Maghreb_ = /maGrib/.
>I'm gonna call it Sharq for now, from the Arabic word for east _Sarq_,
>sunrise _Suru:q_, eastern _muSriq_ etc.
It seems that there are adjectives _sharqi_ and _sharqawi_.
I seem to recall that Arabic has quite a few verbs that can describe
'sunrise' (sorry, I haven't a dictionary handy). Probably, a word of
place can be formed from each as _ma12i3_, and from that, an adjective
Language names in Arabic are mostly feminine adjectives (so you may wish
to substitute -i(y)ya(h) for -i in the above).
I played a lot with all that while collecting potential toponyms and tribal
names for my Celvechic (which, BTW, has recently changed its traditional
romanization: e.g. the name of the language itself is now spelled
_el ceulveegeas_ rather than _el keulveexeas_ - from a word that would
sound in Arabic _al jalwiyya_).