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Re: names in conlangs

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 13:45
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Michael Adams wrote:

> Ancestors name like Mc or Mac > Son or Daughter of, such as O' or Ni, or Son
You have those backwards. 'Mac'/'Mc' is 'son of', 'Nic' is 'daughter of', 'Ó' means '(male) descendent of', and 'Ní' mean '(female) descendent of'. 'Mc' is only used in anglicisations of Irish names, and even then is only an abbreviation of 'Mac'. K. - -- Keith Gaughan | Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -- Leonardo Da Vinci (attributed) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iD8DBQFEhYbdaC1DzM+fZHMRAuVBAJ4nQ1USGPa8/9Er1ZI1YINHMbyzhgCeP0xN LcOBDPSAVoIbz4/M1ToYtv4= =DrEb -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


Michael Adams <abrigon@...>