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A question about language-naming

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, March 14, 2002, 12:15
I have a problem. Years back, I started creating a
language, called "Hattic". It was supposed to be a
separate Indo-European language, spoken somewhere in
the former USSR. It is still on of my favourites.

Later, I stumbled upon another language of the same
name, spoken in Asia Minor in the distant past.

Maybe it's not strange, when you create a language
that tries to be as natural as possible with a name
that sounds as natural as possible, that you
accidentally pick something that already exists.
Anyway, I feel a bit uncertain for this reasn, and I
consider changing the name, but this causes me some
pain in the heart.

My questions are the following:
- Has anyone ever had a similar problem/situation?
- Does anyone know about two natural languages, that
share a name but have nothing in common?
- Would you advise me to change the name (because it's
wrong to "steal" one) or should I just leave it the
way it is?

Any answer would be greatly appreciated!


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