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CHAT: weird names, was Re: conlanging, the ultimate feminist subversion

From:J. Barefoot <ataiyu@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 3, 1999, 13:24
>From: BP Jonsson <bpj@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> >Subject: Re: conlanging, the ultimate feminist subversion >Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 22:42:45 +0200 > >At 08:45 -0500 2.8.1999, J. Barefoot wrote: > >>From: Padraic Brown <pbrown@...> > > > >> > >>On Sun, 1 Aug 1999, BP Jonsson wrote: > >> > >> > At 00:20 -0400 31.7.1999, Padraic Brown wrote: > >> > >J. Berr-fotr skrifadhi: > >> > > >> > Jeg haldadi ad J. sje kvenmadur. Hvernig getir h'un thaa vera > >>berf'otUR? > >> > Audveitad "berf'otur" er lysingarord! :) > >> > >>Hon er kona, heitr Jennifer. Ek gat til fyrsts "berf'otur". Hvat er > >>"audveitad" ok "lysingarord"? Ek gat "berr-fotr" thvi at "fotr" er > >>madhrligt ordh (maskulin ?); ok eigi vissa at konu namn mun vera >konaligt > >>(feminin ?) ordh. > >> > > > > > >Translation, please. Thank you. > > > >Jennifer > >I said: >I thought J. was a woman (lit. female human being!). How can she then be >Barefoot.MASC_NOM? Surely "barefoot" is an adjective! >
Thank you. I suppose it is an adjective, but maybe that's a perk of not having gender - you can't tell gender for sure, but you don't have to nit-pick. It is also just my name. Yes, my real name, Barefoot, as in that's what's on my birth cerificate and Social Security card. You would not believe how many people ask me to spell it. "Your name's what? Could you spell that?" "No, I won't. Didn't you pass third grade?" And if one more person says, "Well why are you wearing shoes?" and laughs hysterically, like they're the first one to come up with that, I honestly don't know what I'll do to them, but it will be very not-nice! On the upside, it's easy to traslate into my conlangs. My name in Asiteya: Ataiyu Yakoahu Peniya Jennifer ___________________________________________________________ English is, like, my best, um, thing, y'know? - my 13 year-old neighbor _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit