Anthroponymy (was Re: Re: Laadan)
|From:||Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 12, 2002, 10:50|
Christophe Grandsire ;iskriybiyw
> Hungarians put the family name first?Yep.
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
<<<Those non-Indo-European Europeans are always such a nice source of
originality :))) >>>
They surely are.