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On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Matt McLauchlin wrote:

Talarian doesn't do well with forn sounding names; but they
do try. All names are squashed into an acceptable nominal
category as well.

>Barry Garcia

Paran Carsias-attar

>Ray Brown

Reyas Peruan-attar

>Matthew McLauchlin:

Matewas Miklaxlan-attar

>Yoon Ha Lee

Yűnas Hali-attar

>Christophe Grandsire

Ristaffartar Rânsar-attar

> Andrew Smith

Amteraš i mis-attar

> Sally Caves

Saras Qâfas-atias

> Dan Sulani

Tanas Sulanis-attar

> Dan Seriff

Tanas  arifas-usmanattar

> Dirk Elzinga

Tarqaš Halsis-attar

> Taliesin

Talasan

> Marcus Smith

Marcaš i mis-attar

> Jonathan Chang

Xonaš i amqas-attar

> Nicole Perrin

Niculas Paran-attar

-attar is a naming affix appended to the second name of a person of
unknown tribal or national affiliation. Essentially, it means
"foreigner".  Sally is distinguished with -atias, since there is a
Talarian city of Qâfas (anciently named Gavende). Thus Saras
Qâfas-atias = "Sally of the City of Qâfas". A  arifas is a foreign
dignitary (cf. sheriff), so gets a slightly better class of affix,
namely "honoured foreigner"; the -usman- root is thought to derive
from the name of a Germanic tribe.

Cool. Most of you even have common gender names. Sorry Taliesin, Barry
and Christophe, o Neutered Ones!

All languages are preceeded by Tenxwwar (language):

Afar = Hafaruša
Akte = Hactuša
Boreanesian = Talapuruša (Land of Fire)
Brithenig = Persanuša
Hanky Castilian = Xanqacastuša
Hangkerimian = Xamqaruša
Ini = Hinuša
Kash = Cašaruša
Kerno = Carnuruša
Lyanjen = Lânyyuša
Lingua Fracta = Limqafertuša
Lingua Franca = Limqafernsuša
Linguq Lucaria (*there*'s LF) = Limqalucaruša
Moskian = Muššyyuša
Mungayöd = Mumquša
New Cartagenian = Nucartanuša
Numidian = Numiteruša
Nur-Ellen = Simtaranuša (i.e., Sindarin)
Punic = Pumcuša
Rokbeigalmki = Rűpleyqaruša
Saalangal = Sâlanuša
Skerre =  šeruša
Talarian = Aryuša
Tech = Taxuša
Telek = Talacuša
Tepa = Tapuša
Tokana = Tucanuša
Vaiysi = Faysuša
Vivo = Fifuša
Watakassí = Watacasuša
Ylank = Ilamacuša

In case you're wondering, the -uša bit is the genitive case marker, so
that Tenxwwar Taxuša = Language of the Techians.

Padraic.