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 www.behindthename.com (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
> 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"
B.Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant!