Re: Sheli Names
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 4, 2005, 18:52|
David Peterson wrote:
Verry inneresting, and witty as usual :-)), plus, you made me realize how
impoverished is the Kash (and Gwr) naming vocab. (Readers of my exs. in the
Syntax will have become thoroughly bored with Shenji, Erek and Mina, and the
overworked Mr. Toloti....) On to the drawing board!
Gwr names are probably not unlike Sheli names, Clan+Family+personal, the
latter usually a 2 syllable compound, like "bright morning", ho hum. FWIW,
my old Indonesian teacher and his wife named their children Frida (Frieda?)
because she was born on Friday...and Doni [dOni] because he was born at
dawn-- not, I think, common Indo. practice.
> On this names page I want to have one of two things: ...or
> a field where you can enter your name and get the Sheli equivalent.
On what basis? just phonological? or acc'g to the ancient meaning of the
name-- "voice of G*d", "famous with the spear", hmm, "Monkey God" (Hi
Something Completely Different Dept: This week's (Dec.5) _New Yorker_ has a
very interesting article on Matthew Carter, typographer par excellence. (He
created Verdana, among others.)