Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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".
Bengloarafurd ford t.