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Re: CHAT: nationalities ( was: Re: CHAT: silly names, prepositions)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, March 26, 2001, 4:20
David Stokes wrote:
> In an attempt to turn this back to conlangs I ask: Does anyone have > interesting ways of naming nationalities in your conlangs ?
Like English, there's no one way. Often, the nation is named after the nationality, with the prefix bii- (place of). If the people come from the nation, then the prefix tai-/t'i- (t'i- used before vowels), which means "person associated with" would be used. Thus, America = Ní Amáilika [Ní is a particle indicating that the name of a place follows], American = sut'iamáilika -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42