A tentative name!
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 14, 2002, 19:20|
> Anyway, the term "oriental" of course comes from the Latin word for
> "eastern". I am probably going to name my new _a posteriori_ conlang
> something that derives from a word for "east". But not "Oriental". Greek
> gives me "Anatolian", but that's already used in the real world, and
> "Mushriq" is applied to Arabic east of the Mediterranean (or maybe just
> Levantine, or is it Iraqi?). Persian has the word _ra:st_ for "straight"and
> "right", which is also the term for an Arabic _maqam_ (musical mode) andthe
> note equivalent to middle C.
> So Rast (or Raast) is a possibility. I'm also thinking Maqam (literally
> "arrangement") for a name. I still have that never-used homepage of mineso
> I'll try and get something on there today.
I'm gonna call it Sharq for now, from the Arabic word for east _Sarq_,
sunrise _Suru:q_, eastern _muSriq_ etc.
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