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Re: thanks and name

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, March 31, 2002, 13:00
czHANG wrote:
> > 3/29/02 10.09.07 PM, Andreas (and_yo@HOTMAIL.COM) een grrav'i: > > >Most of my conlangs' names comes from topnyms. _Tairezazh_ is from > >_Taireza_, which in turn is from _Taia_ "(planet) Earth" and _reze_ > >"country, nation". _Tersnuvu_ is the language of _Tersnu_, which means > >"Horizon-land" ("horizon" referin metaphorically to the galactic rim). > >_Steienzh_, _Altaii_, _Keshéâras_ (and the names of a number of merely > >sketched languages) comes from toponyms of undecided meaning. _Kalini >Sapak_ > >simply means "Clans' Speech". > > Interestin' word _Taia_! Derived from Greek _Gaia_??? There is no >initial >'g' in your ConLang? Or is is _Taia_ "pidgin-ized" and vowel-harmonized >version of "Terra"?
It's open to speculation whether _Taia_ is distant reflex of _Terra_ - I keep it undecided on purpose. Tairezazh is spoken some two dozen millennia into the future, and from it's stucture it's hard not to suspect that IE figures somewhere in its ancestry. It may be noted that in Tairezazh's immediate ancestor Klaish, the word is _Táijâ_ ['tai.ja:]. For the record, _Gaia_ would be a perfectly valid Tairezazh word. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: