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Re: Personal names (was Re: Story - TCOAIW)

From:Dennis Paul Himes <himes@...>
Date:Friday, October 11, 2002, 3:25
Roberto Suarez Soto <ask4it@...> wrote:
> ObConlang: how do you deal with this in your conlangs? Do > masculine and feminine names follow any special rule to distinguish ones > from the other?
In the Nmusysy culture at least, a gladifer's given name remains the same throughout her/his whole life, but when he becomes male and joins a new family his family (and clan) name changes, with the new family name preceded by hre[old_family_name]ot. For instance, when sa Mrenep sa hreLaxreot Lelemle sa Lele we Nmusysy (whom those of you who have read my novella are familiar with) was female she was sa Mrenep sa Laxre sa Mazefyu we Nmusysy. This is why, in the novella, Soupy knows Mrenep is male when she first hears his name. It's because of the "hreLaxreot". =========================================================================== Dennis Paul Himes <> Gladilatian page: Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99