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Star Names (was; Re; Back!)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 1999, 16:19
On Mon, 19 Jul 1999 05:14:21 GMT Herman Miller <hmiller@...> writes:
>Do other languages (natural or otherwise) tend to >borrow >the same star names, or have their own names for the stars? I'm trying >to >decide whether Tirelat should borrow the English star names or come up >with >names (and mythologies?) especially designed for Tirelat.
> (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no
Well, the Rokbeigalm, being seafaring nomads, probably have their own names for many stars and constellations, but i haven't figured them out yet. :) . Although they call the North Star _gamnuh-a sudnihmwe-a_, "the Unmoving Star". In Natlangs, i don't know about the stars, but Hebrew uses mostly its own words for planets: Mercury = Shaliahh ("messenger") Venus = Nogah ("brilliance") Earth = Eretz ("earth"; when talking about the planet you use _kadur ha'aretz_, "planet earth") Mars = Ma'adim ("reddener") Jupiter = Tzedeq ("righteousness") Saturn = Shabtai ("of the Sabbath", as in 'seventh') the rest of the planets that were discovered more recently just have Hebraicized versions of the Latin names. -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: