Re: CHAT: (con)lang names
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 26, 2000, 0:19|
>On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, And Rosta wrote:
>> BTW, I have long thought that Tohono O'odham is just about the coolest
>> language name there is. It just doesn't sound like a language at all.
>> It sounds like the name of someone with a Japanese mother and an
>> Irish father. Who would think of naming a language Seamus Takahashi?
>Somewhere along the way I came up with Mr. Timoshenko P. Watanabe.
Natlang names: I have a very soft spot nel cuore for all the wonderful,
varied languages of Sulawesi (ex-Celebes), Indonesia-- not only because I
spent some time there, but also because it's a fascinating island,
geographically, biologically, geologically. More or less by family, which
curiously coincide with the major geographic areas:
Northern (Philippine-type) Sangir, Talaud, Tontemboan, Tonsea, Tondano,
Bolaang-Mongondouw, Gorontalo. Central (Toraja): Bare'e, Baria, Ledo, Uma
(Pipikoro), Bada', Besoa; Mori; Eastern: Saluwan, Kahumamahon. Southern:
Bugis, Makassar, Salayar, Mandar, Sa'dan, Seko. Southeast: Maronene, Muna,
Wolio. Those are just off the top of the head. There are more. Many are
undescribed, or barely/poorly, or old-fashioned. Anyone for field-work???