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Re: names in conlangs

From:Senno Niegendorff <niegendorff@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 15:42
Michael Adams wrote:

> So you have names for people from > > Places > Profession > Contraction > Nicknames made main > From other languages > > What else?
In Aabalaz given names are chosen by a child's parents, who do a lot of research to be sure that the name does not mean anything or has not been used before, as they belief that a unique person deserves a unique name which he has to share with nothing and noone. A complete name consists of the person's given name, his or her father's name and his or her mother's name. Those may be followed by one or several honorific names, which are acquired throughout the life, like medals and decorations in Western Culture but these are very rare. Than comes the name of the clan in its singular form and finally the tribe's name preceded by kir ilum (of the). Example: Calibuma Tiluwafa Nadurani Yanarlataz Baxtar kir ilum Yannar Calibuma: Given name Tiluwafa: Father's name Nadurani: Mother's name Yanarlataz: Honorific, meaning approximately Valued Leader of the Yannar Baxta: Rabbit, singular form of the clan's name (Baxtar) kir ilum Yannar: of the Yannar [tribe] Foreign names are put into this scheme as well. Usually the foreigner's last name is used instead of his clan name and his nationality is seen as his tribe. How much foreign names become adapted to the native phonology depends on how much the speaker is acquainted with the foreign language. Sometimes, as a form of respect, foreign names are even transformed in the 4 CV syllable scheme, as this is deemed a beautiful word form in the Aabalaz culture. Example: Sanu Macsimilyan Ilga Niiginduuf kir ilum Saksar Sanu: Senno Macsimilyan: Maximilian Ilga: Helga Niiginduuf: Niegendorff kir ilum Saksar: of the Germans Senno