Re: names in conlangs
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 8, 2006, 14:55|
Quoting Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>:
> Yes, the rest of the name is placed inthe genitive
> case. An example is:
> Donnchadh mac Fearchair
> "Donncahdh son of Fearchar"
> Fearchar mac Domhnaill
> "Fearchar son of Domhnall"
Hm. In writing, at least, those look suspiciously much like the Meghean genitive
marker, which consists of a -i- infix in the stressed syllable. How's the above
pronounced? The Meghean makes [i e a o u]->[ej ej aj oj uj].
Meghean orthography is, of course, partly inspired by Gaelic, but the similarity
in genitive formations is accidental.