Re: CHAT Megan (was: Why my conlangs SUCK!!!)
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 24, 2004, 18:29|
I was under the impression that it was Gaelic myself.
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 05:15, you wrote:
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Clinersterton beademung - in all of love. RIP James Blish
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Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."
> Ray Brown scripsit:
> > 'Megan' is _Welsh_ girl's name & pronounced ['mEgan]. When used in other
> > parts of the UK, it still keeps close to the Welsh, tho in England it's
> > usually ['mEgn=].
> There are apparently a lot of people who believe that Megan is Irish
> rather than Welsh (the actual Irish form of "Margaret" is Mair )Béad,
> with lots of variations as in English), and so "Meaghan", "Meghan",
> "Meagan", and other pseudo-Irish forms are now out there. This may
> be influenced by the genuinely Irish surname Meegan/Meeghan/Meehan
> (Miadhag )Bán), which is an ancient male given name.
> "Take two turkeys, one goose, four John Cowan
> cabbages, but no duck, and mix them http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> together. After one taste, you'll duck email@example.com
> soup the rest of your life."