Word for "English"
|From:||Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 22, 2009, 23:12|
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Alex Fink <000024@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:00:37 -0800, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote:
> Curious name for English, not being an obvious borrowing or nativisation of
> [INglIS]. What's the etymology, conworld-internally or -externally?
Language names in Asha'ille are constructed from dy- (archaic "of")
plus an approximation of how natives pronounce the name of their
COUNTRY (or region, or whatever). Asha'ille doesn't support as many
consonant clusters as English (nor has an /N/ or an /@/), so /INgl@nd/
became /InlAn/. So it should probably have been "dinlan", not
> semi-OT: I went to your online lexicon to check this out, and there's
> something wrong with the IPA pronunciation keys. They're all truncated; it
> looks like they're all missing their last syllable or so.
Ugh, looks like I must have messed up the script that generates my
HTML dictionary page some time recently. I'll look into it. Thanks for
pointing it out!