OT: [CONLANG] Place name constituents
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 19, 2006, 17:05|
* Jim Henry said on 2006-05-19 18:06:41 +0200
> On 5/19/06, Carsten Becker <carbeck@...> wrote:
> One of the spiffiest bits of place-name conlangery is
> the name of a ford in _The Phoenix Guards_ by
> Steven Brust. I can't cite it because my copy is loaned
> out; basically the aboriginals called it simply "ford"
> in their language, and each people who came along
> and grabbed the land after them took the previous name,
> perhaps mangled it to fit their own language's
> phonology, and added their own language's word
> for "ford".