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Re: naming people

From:Sylvia Sotomayor <sylvia1@...>
Date:Monday, February 22, 1999, 15:33
>At 14:53 21/02/99 -0300, you wrote: >>From: "FFlores" <fflores@...> >>Speaking of which, it would be interesting to >>know about naming tendencies in concultures. >>For example, are there first and last names >>(surnames)? Which order do they come in? etc.
The Kelen usually go by a given name and then the name of their matriline. Male Kelen show more variation, many of them going by nicknames or such until they get married (if they get married). Upon marriage, males are given name + ti + matriline married into. example: Tash e Shamorte, unmarried male Tash ti Nelmalje, married male Tash Takina, Tash the Strong, nickname Heyn e Nelmalje, female. The humans who live on Lanoraen use this formula: given name, mother's family name, father's family name, clan name. Looks like: Shaja Maron Makalan e Kanderal her kids would get her mother's name as their name as well. Speaking of Lanoraen, I've been working on a tourist phrase book, but that's another post... Sylvia ------------------------------------------------------------------- Sylvia Sotomayor visi, veneri, vamoosi I visited, I caught an embarrassing disease, I ran away. (from Terry Pratchett's _Jingo_)