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.
The _i_ is a mark of palatalization on the following
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.
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