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Re: names in conlangs

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, June 8, 2006, 14:09

I have no naming conventions yet in any of my langs except Þrjótran,
which uses the conventions of Icelandic: the surname is:

   name of father in genitive case + son/daughter

The word (maybe the ancient word, this is not yet decided) for 'son'
is 'þílir' < 'filius', 'daughter' is 'þíl'.  Analogous to Icelandic,
the nominative of 'þílir' is shortened to '-þíl' in name compounds.

   Iosephus filius Marki > Merkiþíl Jósifur ['mEr_kITi:l 'jou)sIvYr]

   Note that Iosephus came into Thrjotran late, so it has no [f] > [T]

   BTW, this chap runs a company for photographic services in the
   capital of Þrjótur.  If you ever happen to get _there_, and need
   quality photographs or high-resolution digital scans, just contact
   him. (E.g.

   Maria filia Marki > Merkiþíl Mer [... 'me:r]

In contrast to Icelandic, in the nominative, you cannot directly see
the gender.