"M.S. Soderquist" wrote:
> I thought it was interesting that the queen's name was closer to
> "Elizabeth" than "Isabel". I only saw it in print under her portrait, so
> I don't know what that "h" is doing in there in the name-- whether there
> is the th ('thorn') sound (spelled 'ht'), if it is silent, or if it does
> something to the "e" right before it.
You were dreaming in Teonaht, obviously! <G> The "ht" is telling. The
name in T.
is Lihsbehhtita, and pronounced "lish-beth-THETA." I'm not surprised
she was presiding over a lush tropical landscape. I don't what the
and Portuguese were doing there; perhaps she was an invited guest.
> I am thinking about doing something conculturish with this island
> nation, and creating the language as I go along. :)
Dreams can be so inspiring! Definitely go ahead on this!!!
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