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CONLANG  December 1998, Week 3

CONLANG December 1998, Week 3

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Re: CHAT: translations and detranslations

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John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 16 Dec 1998 10:29:29 -0500

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Eric Christopherson wrote:

> Where did "Oxonia" as the Latin term for Oxford come from? Similar
> circumstance?

Probably.  The older form was "ox(e)naford", which accounts for the
"n".

--
John Cowan      http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              [log in to unmask]
        You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
        You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
                Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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