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Re: Pascua (was: Italogallic in Zera, and other languages.)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 16:01
> Is it usual in your (con)cultures to name places >after dates and festivities?
Well, I haven't started to really name places in my conculture, but, i decided that many towns in the Saalangal's world are named after patron deities, or the towns specialization, like the main city, and harbor town of Tasok, which means "harbor". In California, most of the old colonial towns when the state was Alta California, keep their Spanish designations, even though most residents, unless they know Spanish, dont know what the names mean. The mission towns are named after the Feast day/ Saint that had a festival the day the mission was founded, like Mission San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo. The town now takes the name "Carmel". Same with another Mission town 30 miles from here, which is named Nuestra Señora De La Soledad, but is now called Soledad. Monterey, the original capital of Alta California was named after the Viceroy of Spain at the time, who I think had the name Monte Del Rey, but the town is now called Monterey. ________________________________________________ The rattan basket criticizes the palm leaf basket, still both are full of holes.