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CONLANG  February 2006, Week 2

CONLANG February 2006, Week 2

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Re: an axe to grind

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Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 10 Feb 2006 23:27:29 +0100

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Elliott Lash skrev:

> This is my problem as well. My email
> [log in to unmask], is a rather odd one, considering
> it from the silindion perspective. The name "Erelion"
> means "Evening Star", a compound of "el-" (compounding
> form meaning "evening" and "ol-" the root of "olos"
> meaning "star". The -ion is a masculine name ending.
> The only problem of course is that this would result
> in "Erolion", which is the current form of the name.
> But, I can't go about changing my email name now to
> fit this change in the language. I've decided that it
> comes from a more northern version of Silindion, where
> the _o_ of "ol-" has become _e_ by assimilation.

Maybe the northern dialect has i-umlaut! :-)

a > e
e > i
o >  > e
u > y > i

before an /i/ or /j/ in the next syllable...


/BP 8^)>
--
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se

    "Maybe" is a strange word.  When mum or dad says it
    it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it
    means "no"!

                            (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)

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