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Re: Naming your Language

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, October 28, 2004, 6:49
 --- Scott skrzypszy:

> Just a quick question. I've been working on my conlang for a while > now and have been using a word made up quite a while ago as the > name of the language and the name of those who speak it. I've > realized now it doesn't quite fit in with the language any more. > > How are some of the ways you have named your language and its > speakers?
Now that we are at language names, I might as well answer to this question too. WENEDYK: name derived from Latin VENETI/VENEDI, which seems to have been used for the Slavs, in particular the West Slavs. The name itself made its way into Wenedyk from outside, probably from German. VOZGIAN, HATTIC, ASKAIC: all chosen without any backstory (not even within the languages themselves). Only later I started to look for explanations of the names. For Vozgian, Jan Havlis^ presented me with the Veztici as possible ancestors of the Vozgians; for Hattic, I present no less than four different "theories" explaining the name (one of which the inevitable relationship with ancient Hattic); for Askaic, I haven't really found anything yet. SLEZAN: Obviously from Silesia, where it is spoken. Jan ===== "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito." Relay 10: Send instant messages to your online friends