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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.) --And.


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