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Re: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, March 10, 2005, 9:45
On Mar 10, 2005, at 12:14 AM, Christian Thalmann wrote:

> Steg Belsky: What the heck kind of name is that anyway? ;) > If it's a variant of Stephen, see last post. > Otherwise, Tsege [tse:g] or maybe Tsec [tseC]. Then > again, Jervans are capable to pronounce initial [St] > thanks to German influence, so maybe Stec [SteC] is > possible, albeit clearly foreign. If you prefer [E], > how about Tseoc [tsEx]. Belsky: Beosci ['bESki]. > -- Christian Thalmann
Yes, it is a variant (nickname) of Stephen! Hence the way i sign my emails to the list ;) . From the referenced "last post":
> Stephanie: Tsevaena [tse'vajn]. You're lucky, the male > version can get rather ugly: From Tsevane [tse'va:n] > over Tseffan ['tseff@(n)] to the abominable Tseompfe > [tsEmpf]. Tseffe/Tseffa are rather popular modern > names on that basis.
[tsEmpf] ?! What a wor(l)d... :P I'd like to join in, but it wouldn't be very interesting since Rokbeigalmki has a pretty large phonemic inventory. -Stephen (Steg) "Let them come. There is one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath." ~ gimli son of gloin, LotR:FotR (movie version, at least)