Re: Conlang names?
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 9, 2007, 17:51|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
>What about names in your conlang? Have you made lists? How did you
>derive the names.
>I'd also be interested in apriori name constructions. There might be
>significant differences depending on culture, of course.
>I think I've posted about Kash names in the past, and a little about Gwr
names; no need to repeat-- Now comes Prevli, where I've only made 2 personal
names (tÃ¤mni M and lÃ¼si F) and 1 clan name /yagan/ yaGan yaGna ....for
example purposes. Pers.names are invariant and, at the moment, meaningless
but that will change... and may violate V-harmony and clustering rules; clan
names can vary, the full form (yaGan) is the actual name, the met. form is
used adjectivally, and for the plural (yaGnat(a) )....maybe :-)
Most tribes are now patrilineal, but were matrilineal in the past (and some
isolated groups still are); and their society may be divided into moieties--
so I think the formal structure may be _Given name_ + some deriv. of the
mother's name + Clan name. But other possibilities may include _occupation_
or _place of origin_. One might also have a "secret" name.......It's still
There's also the possibility that national (Kash) laws require everyone to
have a Kash last name, so we may get oddities like some Dutch names--
Bontekoe 'spotted cow' comes to mind :-)))))