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Re: Sheli Names

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Sunday, December 4, 2005, 23:32
Roger wrote:
Verry inneresting, and witty as usual :-))

Thanks.  :)

Continuing with Roger:
my old Indonesian teacher and his wife named their children Frida
because she was born on Friday...and Doni [dOni] because he was born at
dawn-- not, I think, common Indo. practice


Odd thought: What if there was a culture where a child was named after
their first word?  Lots of "Mama"'s, "Papa"'s, "Doggy"'s...  And
I'm sure.  "Your child's first word was not 'Pristine'!", "Oh, yes it
was!  We
have the video to prove it!", "She's not saying 'pristine'; she's
saying 'prissy'!"

Roger wrote:
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
Hanuman!!) etc.??

...and Aaron wrote:
Since the names we use are so varied in origin, it is not really
feasible to translate one into another language.

I have a little internet alien that works for me that can give the
Sheli equivalent of any name--he just has to have a little script as
his home (he's got a family, and he's union).

No, it would be random.  I was thinking if the name has an odd
number of letters, then chose from x list, even, from y; if the name
starts with a in list x, then the name is z, etc.  That probably isn't
feasible, though.  I'm going to give Aaron's script a try.  Thanks!

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison