Re: Made some progress...
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 7:28|
--- David Peterson wrote:
> << And last but not least, I started working on a new language. It will be a
> member of the Khadurian family, too, and its name is "Megza" ("Megan" in
> English). >>
> How funny. See, my girlfriend Megan and I broke up just recently, which
> has caused me to rethink the name "Megdevi", which is the name of my first
> ever language, which was designed to be spoken by (you guessed it) me and
> Megan. That never came to be, but the language continued to grow on its own.
> So yeah, I'm looking for a new name. Any suggestions?
Yeah, that was the only doubt I had about the name "Megza": that it might be
too resemblant to Megdevi.
So, what's the etymology of the name "Megdevi"? The "Meg" part I can follow,
but "-devi"? Could that be a violation of your initials, D.P.?
And now about the new name for Megdevi. It depends a bit on HOW you broke up, I
guess. If you are still the best friends etc., then just leave it. Otherwise,
wait until you have a new girlfriend. Out of the purst dépit, you can always
name it after her, then. If her name would be Shirley, make it "Sherdevi", if
her name would be Elizabeth "Eldevi", and if here name would be "Maggie",
In the same weekend I also thought about names for my own future languages. My
conclusion was, that Megza will have a dialect, or perhaps a sister language,
called "Koska". Furthermore, the Khadurian language family will be enriched
once with a language called "Ursanik". Besides, I consider changing the name
"Dolan" into "Elidian", but I don't like that one too much either.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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