Re: Dipping my toe in the water
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 1, 2002, 2:22|
> 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).
How are _Miamoqui_ and _Miamoquitch_ pronounced in Southern Paiute
and in English?
BTW, speaking of similar conlang names, I don't think there's a
more extreme case than Livagian (mine, with a long etymological
backstory) and Liva (Claudio Gnoli's, named after a friend).
Moreover the two langs share similarities & are about the only
two loglangs invented ab inition by single creators that I know
of. Oh, now I come to think about it, Kinya and Rinya are
quite confusable, especially when your eyesight's as bad as mine
(-- the difference is only a pixel or two); I don't know anything
about Rinya, though, so I don't know whether the similarity extends
beyond the names.
It's true, though, that "top conlangs begin with T" -- Tepa, Tokana,
Teonaht. (A Wendy Cope triolet goes "Heaney, Hughes and Hill
and Harrison / -- Top poets' names begin with H". Cf. Beethoven,
Bach, Brahms, Bruckner... Or Manet and Monet. Clearly there is
some kind of cosmic onomastic conspiracy.)