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CHAT: weird names

From:Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>
Date:Thursday, August 5, 1999, 6:42
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, J. Barefoot wrote:

> >From: Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>
> >Your name in Valdyan: Cunea Lustyn Ibarsien Liz ("beautiful fruitful > >shoes-without"). > > I like it. How's the "C" pronounced?
Always /k/ though it may be slightly palatalized before /e/ or /i/ (not here, obviously). It's ['kunja 'lustIn i'barsEn liz]
> Perhaps I shouls explain what that name really means. "Ataiyu" is just a > common feminine given name, like "Jennifer" is among my generation of > English speakers.
A beautiful name. May I borrow it for Velihas (country to the east of Valdyas, I know only a few words of the language and I'm unlikely to work it out in full, but the sound fits)?
> The second name is the genitive (here irregular) form of > one's mother's final name, and the final name is one's father's final name. > So that makes me, is Asiteya at least, "of-the-earth of-at-hill naked-foot."
Ah! Morhein Brynie Bar Nabarsen :-) earth-gen hill-loc foot NEG.shoe
> The common diminuitive form "Ataiyu" is "Tala."
That happens to be the name of a major NPC in Boudewijn's campaign in Charya; she's not called Ataiyu, of course, only Tala. Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)