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Anthroponymy (was Re: Re: Laadan)

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, December 12, 2002, 10:50
sala;m !

Christophe Grandsire ;iskriybiyw

> Hungarians put the family name first?
Quoting "Personal Naming Systems in Various Ethnic Groups / Sistemy lichnykh imyon u narodov mira" Moscow, 1989; p.90: "As it is known, all European anthroponymic systems suppose personal name precede family name. The only exception is Hungarian anthroponymy with its reversee order. It is easily explained by the fact that in the Hungarian language adjectives _always_ precede nouns they modify, and all Hungarian family names are treated as adjectives" Plus, an interesting observation (p.93): "One more specific feature: when a woman gets married, she receives her husband's personal and family name instead of her own names. To distinguish the gender, they add suffix -ne, that may be added both to family name (Veresne) and to full name (Veres Peterne). This custom appeared in Hungary in late 16th century." I'd like to know if it is true. Mau, Sudar Balazs, Ferko - any comments? <<<Those non-Indo-European Europeans are always such a nice source of originality :))) >>> They surely are.
> Christophe.
Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~


John Cowan <jcowan@...>