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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 (tämni M and lüsi 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 in flux. 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 :-)))))