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Re: Conlang names?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2007, 17:31
Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>:

> When did Finlæsk change names? That's going to take some getting used to. > > In my case, i started with names: Ral M'kei, Zan Tysor (or T'Sor or > t'Sor at various points), and have at different times > reverse-engineered different derivations for them... at the moment I > have no consistent pattern, although I suspect that those surnames are > place-related.
Tairezan names present a similar case, except that for many names I decided they are "actually" loaned from other languages (most of which I've conveniently neglected to actually develop) and thus need no Tairezan etymology. For instance, the name of a character that's been around from about the start of the world-building project that Tairezazh is part of is _Kizail Therinazho_, where the surname means "man of Therina", Therina being a planet, but Kizail and Therina are loans from an undeveloped substratum language. "Kizail" is pronounced [gzajl], BTW - Tairezan spelling is *mostly* regular, but this is one of the exceptions. The names that do have Tairezan etymologies are mostly descriptive - of the parents' hopes if not of the reality - for given names, and usually related to (ancestral) occupation or place of habitation for surnames. Andreas