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Re: Dipping my toe in the water

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 15:44
Welcome, Jonathan.

>Two questions for my first post. Firstly: I've recently had to change my >conlang's name (owing to major phonological overhaul), and came up with >Telona as reasonably euphonic and representative of the language's >sounds/phonology. It strikes me, though, that (probably not by coincidence >.... :) ) 'Telona' is rather similar to the names of certain other, >higher-profile conlangs, notably Tokana, Tepa and Teonaht (and perhaps >others that Dr. Freud is preventing me from remembering :) ). Now I know >this is a slightly unusual thing to ask, but does anyone have any objection >to my using the name Telona for my conlang? If so, now would be a good time >to know.
I have no objections to language names sounding so similar to each other. I should say, however, that I am now making a conscious effort to refer to Tepa as Miamoqui Ampagap (or more simply Miamoqui) and its speakers as Miamoquitch (singular and plural). Both terms are Southern Paiute and were bestowed upon the speakers of the language by Walker's Southern Paiute language informant (and probably more generally by other Southern Paiutes who were acquainted with them). Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead; therefore we must learn both arts." - Thomas Carlyle


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