Country names in national languages
|From:||Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 11, 2002, 1:39|
I remembered that long ago we were trying to have a list of the name of
the countries in the official/national languages. I even had a table
with this names, but I lost it unfortunately.
I believe this is a valuable resource for all of us that are creating
Eartling languages (auxlangs, personal langs, langs for earthbased
The idea is to have a list covering all countries (I would add main
cities if possible), including:
ES - Short name in English: i.e. Columbia *
EO - Long official name in English: i.e. Republic of Columbia
EE - Ethimology in English: from (Christopher) Columbus
NL - National language: i.e. Spanish.
NS - Short name in national language: i.e. Colombia
.. . - pronunciation: /ko"lom.bja/
NO - Long official name in national language: i.e. República de
.. . - pronunciation: /rre"pu.Bli.ka De ko"lom.bja/
.. . - interlinear translation: i.e. Republic of Columbia
NE - Ethimology in national language: from (Cristobal) Colón
.. . - pronunciation: Colón: /ko"lon/
* I usually write and prefer "Colombia" (with <o>) in English, but I let
the <u> for contrasting national name versus name in English.
Well. I will add a few:
Colombia: ES Colombia/Columbia, EO Republic of Colombia/Columbia, EE
name given in honour to Christopher Columbus. NL Spanish. NS: Colombia
/ko"lombja/. NO: República de Colombia /rre"puBlika De ko"lombja/
<republic> <of> <colombia>. NE name given in honour to Christophe
Columbus (Cristobal Colón /ko"lon/ in Spanish).
Venezuela: ES Venezuela, EO Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. EE
Venezuela means Little Venice; Bolivarian is an adjective derived from
Bolivar. NL: Spanish. NS Venezuela /bene"swela/. NO República
Bolivariana de Venezuela /rre"puBlika BoliBa"4jana De Bene"swela/
<republic> <Bolivarian> <of> <Venezuela>. NE same as in English.
Ecuador: ES Ecuador, EO Republic of Ecuador. EE from Spanish for the
Equatorian line. NL: Spanish. NS Ecuador. NO República del Ecuador
/rre"puBlika Del ekwa"Dor/ <republic> <of-the> <Equator>. NE name taken
from the Equatorian line.
Peru: ES Peru EO Republic of Peru. EE from Spanish. NL Spanish. NS
(el) Perú /el pe"4u/ NO República del Perú /rre"puBlika Del pe"ru/
<republic> <of-the> <Peru>. NE ?
Thank you. You may also add concultural nations.
-- Carlos Th