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Re: [conculture] Names of countries and national languages

From:Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2007, 18:33
Certainly, Jeff is right, and I struggled with this as well when I was
naming Regimonti. Someone on either the Conlang or Romconlang lists had
suggested that when working with a Romance language that when there are many
of them side by side, they are named by region hence Italian vs. French etc.
(Please no flames on this example, it is a generalization) however when it
is isolated, it retains it Roman type name, eg the language of the Romans
(eg Romanian) Sadly, Romansch breaks this rule but as I said it is a
generalization. I chose Rumansa as the language in its native form which
ended up being very close to the native name of Romansch or one of its
dialects (I forget which.) But given that we have differing names in English
between the native names (German v. Deutsch) I chose the english name of my
conlang for its region. The Romans called the area Regiomontanus which I
simplified to Regimonti. The place name in Regimonti is Rejumona. If you
want an anglicised name, you may have to think as well what it would be
called in other languages as well. I suppose in French Regimonti would be
call R


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>