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Re: names in conlangs

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 4:45
veritosproject@GMAIL.COM wrote:
> how do you g*s do names in your langs? example: > > Ru/En: Mikhail Soloviev > Cenoji: colofijamihali > > in short: last-first. however, i decided to add [N], represented by > the letter g, as a new sound that also represents [k] and [g].
Minza adapts words to the Minza phonology according to how they sound, so "Soloviev" would be either "Sóløvief", "Salóvief", or "Sølaviéf" ("Sølavióf"?) (depending on where the stress goes in the Russian name). The order of names is according to the original language (Mixail Salovief, vs. Kondo Koji). However, names are allowed to have combinations of sounds that don't occur in regular Minza words; Shakespeare is "Šéikspir" even though clusters of three consonants are not usually allowed. (In pronunciation, "Šeikispir" would be a common variant.) Stops may be pronounced as fricatives to avoid awkward clusters: the Georgian city of Tbilisi is pronounced [tBi'lisi].


Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>