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Re: names in conlangs

From:Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
Date:Thursday, June 8, 2006, 15:29
--- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

> Quoting Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>: > > > Yes, the rest of the name is placed inthe genitive > > case. An example is: > > > > Donnchadh mac Fearchair > > > > "Donncahdh son of Fearchar" > > > > or > > Fearchar mac Domhnaill > > > > "Fearchar son of Domhnall" > > Hm. In writing, at least, those look suspiciously > much like the Meghean genitive > marker, which consists of a -i- infix in the > stressed syllable. How's the above > pronounced? The Meghean makes [i e a o u]->[ej ej aj > oj uj]. > > Meghean orthography is, of course, partly inspired > by Gaelic, but the similarity > in genitive formations is accidental. > > > Andreas >
The _i_ is a mark of palatalization on the following consonant: Donnchadh mac Fearchair /donxa mak fjarxarj/ Fearchar mac Domhnaill /fjarxar mak do~nalj/ (note that that's VERY approximate, don't quote me on the pronunciation of the final <-dh> and the pronunciation of the double <n> or <l>. Also, <j> is meant to show palatalization and probably should be written differently in sampa, maybe r_j, f_j, l_j. -elliott __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around


Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>