conlang names (was: Re: new names )
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 23, 2000, 3:56|
On Fri, 21 Jan 2000 20:38:48 -0500 Mia <tuozin@...> writes:
> "mia" doesn't have a meaning in ea-luna. A common female name in
> the fictional culture associated with ea-luna is "Ilude", but it
> isn't a particularly pretty name, and "Iluliude" is another form
> of it, both meaning something akin to "daughter of the Earth". I
> am going to have to go think about first names now... :)
> Mia Soderquist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rokbeigalmki names almost always don't directly mean anything. They're
usually just a series of syllables that the parents like, which may
include a lexical root or mutation of one. And if a name *is* meant to
mean something, it is almost always mutated in some form. I generally
keep to the same idea when translating/transliterating names into
(names are always marked for the accented syllable)
Stíígiyus = my current ElendorMUSH character, the inspiration for
everything Rokbeigalmki. his name doesn't mean anything. Although, on
Elendor it's actually "Stygius" /staj gi @s/, which according to a
dictionary i saw is Latin for "stygian", 'having to do with the ancient
greek mythological river Styx', although i really based the name on my
Tzívi = my own Rokbeigalmki name. based on my Hebrew name Tzvi-hersh.
Urgámn = my previous Elendor character, an elf named Elnar ("starfire" >
_^ur^gamnuh_ 'fire of star' in rokbeigalmki) who was "retconned"
(MUSH-jargon for redo'ing something after it's been done to fix the way
it turned out) into being half-Rokbeigalmki.
Gamnoosólg = Urgamn's father Lingil ("songstar" > _^gamnuh^solg_ 'star of
elves like Gamnoosolg and Urgamn have a higher percentage of names that
mean something than humans do.
Shaol = my friend Saul, based on his name.
Áálehh = my brother Alan, based on his name, his Spanish class name
Alejandro (i called him Alej for short), and the verb he helped create,
_aalek_ "to turn".
Liyúra = my mentor's daughter Leora, based on her name with the /Or/
turned into /ur/, Rokbeigalmki for "fire".
Dayaghút = Stiigiyus's father, incorporating _yag_ "fish".
Flurázha = Stiigiyus's mother, doesn't mean anything.
Jéímwládh = the Bronx neighborhood Riverdale, _jeimla_ "shallow valley" +
Tólosed = a shortened and elvicized form of _Itahhalôsednun_, "peace
island", the Rokbeigalmki homeland where Stiigiyus is from.
"fear is the mind-killer." ~ _dune_