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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" > > or > 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. Andreas


Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>