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Re: Conlang names?

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2007, 16:54
Naming is a very important part of Auleri culture. Any one adult may have
several names, to be used under different circumstances. For instance, one
character met at the beginning of book 2 is called "Gildelilea" = "he with
the (crescent) moon in his hair". This name would only be sued among close
friends, "comrades" and so on. He was given this name following an important
event, at which he was central, by a close friend who saw him standing on
the brow of a hill with a crescent moon shining through his hair. There are
also birth names, given by one's mother, though as Auleri do not have
'families' as such, there are no family names. Birth names may be changed at
one's rite-of-passage ceremony. They also have "small names" which may be
thought of as similar to ours, in that they carry no special relevance in
their meaning. I'm pretty sure that when my parents named me, they did not
expect me to be "like God" (the translation of 'Michael')!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carsten Becker" <carbeck@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Conlang names?

> 'n Abend Henrik, > > I'd be curious about this as well where other (con-)languages draw names > from. >