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
> 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.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.