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A tentative name!

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 19:20
I wrote,

> 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"
> "right", which is also the term for an Arabic _maqam_ (musical mode) and
> 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 mine
> 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. ~DaW~ _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free address at


Danny Wier <dawier@...>