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Re: Conlang names?

Date:Monday, November 12, 2007, 16:37
In a message dated 11/11/2007 4:45:55 AM Central Standard Time,
veoler@GMAIL.COM writes:

> :) Latejami is maybe the main influence for Raikudu too, but the mnemonic > derivation is one of the things I don't steal. > > Some thoughts about it: > > 1) Since the names are "planet no. 1, planet no. 2" etc, why not just have > common nouns modified by numeric adjectives? It seems more flexible to me. > > 2) You could name planets with other mnemonic morphemes, as "big planet" for > Jupiter, and "old small planet" for Pluto, and "home planet" for Earth. Well, > I don't know about you inventory of modifiers, and maybe you already have > abandoned this idea for some reason. >
I want the names to be in strict alphabetical order according to their order from the sun. This is part of my overall plan to have as much natural order as possible reflected in the language.
> 3) You could have your own criteria about what's a planet and what's not. > After all, who to decide the semantic space of your equivalent to "planet", > other than you, the creator of Saweli? Why borrow the semantic space from the > word "planet" in Western science? >
Good idea!
> > But there are no "people". There is no conculture to go with this > language. > > It is strictly for the real world. > > But then it will be *real* people that complain :) >
Yes, but I'll deal with that problem when it arises. Unless it's arising right now; then I'll just have to ignore it.
> > stevo > > - Veoler >
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