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Re: names in conlangs

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Monday, June 5, 2006, 23:32
Mikhail wrote:
how do you g*s do names in your langs?

In Kamakawi, you generally list the given name, the last name
(there are only ten of these), and the genitive prefix plus the
mother's name.  So, for example:

Oyo'o Foutapilo Tieini.

Oyo'o = given name (oyo = "whine", -'o = masculine)
Foutapilo = last name
Tieini = of Eini (ti- = genitive, Eini = mother's name, "seal")

For my own name, I suppose it'd be...

Taviti Peteletono Titanati

Taviti = David
Peletono = Peterson
Titanati = of Sandi

More info here:

I have *no* idea how it'd end up in Sheli.  You can find info on
how Sheli names work here, though:

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Michael Adams <abrigon@...>