shoeless Jennifer (was: weird names)
|From:||Dennis Paul Himes <dennis@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 5, 1999, 17:08|
"J. Barefoot" <ataiyu@...> wrote:
> On the upside, [my name is] easy to traslate into my conlangs. My name =in
> Asiteya: Ataiyu Yakoahu Peniya
I haven't been doing any translations recently for the list due =
to time constraints, but I think I can handle this one.
In Gladilatian "Jennifer Barefoot" is:
sa Exenyfr we Mrhamra Fsuhstaop.
"Sa...we" is a conjunction. "Exenyfr" is just "Jennifer" mangled to fit
Gladilatian morphology. "Mr" is "not". "Hamra" is "covered". "Fsu" is
"two" (you can think of it as a dual marker). "Hsta" is "foot". "Op"
converts a common noun to a proper noun (essentially). An alternate =
lation of "Barefoot" would be "Mrhamra Fratfsuhsa Uop", meaning "One with
bare feet.", i.e. the name refers to the barefoot person and not to the =
themselves. Translation of names is pretty loose, though, and gladifers
would be more likely to use the first version.
Dennis Paul Himes <> email@example.com
Gladilatian page: http://www.connix.com/~dennis/glad/lang.htm
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the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse =