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
Now that we are at language names, I might as well answer to this
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.
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