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Re: Conlang names?

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2007, 17:46
MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:
> In a message dated 11/10/2007 3:17:47 AM Central Standard Time, > ray@CAROLANDRAY.PLUS.COM writes:
>>Why not? At least _français+ or _France_ are French. Why is it the >>_English_ form that is borrowed? Or is any natlang form? Could France, >>e.g. be "mo{Francia}sa", "mo{Frankreich}sa", "ma{Gallia}sa" etc.? >> > > The form of the name is unimportant precisely because it can be anything, > including all that you mentioned. I don't have a reasonable way to decide what > the name should be in Saweli other than to choose ease for my own use. That > means English. I could use the native for all the countries, but I only have a > couple of countries named so far, and what about multi-language areas, such as > Africa?
Or Wales or Belgium.
> No, for now I will use English. At least this way I'm reminded by the > English that I don't have a real equivalent for such words yet.
I think I see. So the name between the braces is a sort of 'place-holder' and one can use the name as it occurs in one's own L1. [snip]
> Unless you happen to know of a way to characterize the countries of the world > using only the Saweli modifiers?
I don't. I just asked for clarification as I was puzzled. Ray ================================== ================================== Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.