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Re: Conlang names?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2007, 0:29

MorphemeAddict writes:
>... > I suppose Ceres could become the new fifth > planet-like body, and all the others would shift to one number higher. > Thus the Saweli names for the planets could be > > 1) kisedrasa - Mercury > 2) kisedesa - Venus > 3) kisedresa - Earth > 4) kisedisa - Mars > 5) kisedrisa - Ceres (currently Jupiter) > 6) kisedosa - Jupiter (currently Saturn) > 7) kisedrosa - Saturn (currently Uranus) >...
Are you really sure your people are willing to always keep up with the current state of science? If a new planet is found, or the status of a celestial body is changed, then the names in the language change? If I were a speaker, I'd be way too stubborn for that. :-) **Henrik


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