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Re: Inventing names

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 17:50
John Leland wrote:
> In a message dated 9/22/04 1:10:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, > mhpotter@BELLSOUTH.NET writes: > > << The first thing I did was learn > what some of the names used in _our_ world mean. For example: according > to (the first site I found) Michael comes from the > Hebrew _Miyka'el_ meaning "who is like God?". Carsten (or Karsten) is > listed as a Low German form of Christian, which has a rather obvious > meaning. > > I translated some of these names into Suvile, according to their > etymologies. >> > I have often used the same system in creating names in Rihana-ye, e.g. > Vejofaki "Horselover" for "Philip" (phil+hippos, I understand, in Greek). > John Leland
Sure. Guess what _Melroch 'Aestan_ is supposed to mean in Sindarin! _mel-_ "friend", _roch-_ "horse", _gaestan-_ "blessed" (Tolkien first glossed *GAYAS- as "dread", then as "bless", so make your pick! Actually I triangulate this to mean "taboo" as the original meaning of Latin _sacer_.) My son Philip William is called _Melroch Merthol_ (_mer-_ "desire" _thol-_ "helmet".) -- /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)