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Privet, Jan!

----- Original Message -----
From: Jan van Steenbergen <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 2:15 PM
Subject: A question about language-naming


> I have a problem. Years back, I started creating a
> language, called "Hattic". It was supposed to be a
> separate Indo-European language, spoken somewhere in
> the former USSR. It is still on of my favourites.
>
> Later, I stumbled upon another language of the same
> name, spoken in Asia Minor in the distant past.
>
> Maybe it's not strange, when you create a language
> that tries to be as natural as possible with a name
> that sounds as natural as possible, that you
> accidentally pick something that already exists.
> Anyway, I feel a bit uncertain for this reasn, and I
> consider changing the name, but this causes me some
> pain in the heart.
>
> My questions are the following:
> - Has anyone ever had a similar problem/situation?
> - Does anyone know about two natural languages, that
> share a name but have nothing in common?
> - Would you advise me to change the name (because it's
> wrong to "steal" one) or should I just leave it the
> way it is?
>
> Any answer would be greatly appreciated!

I've recently remembered that one of my early projects (when a schoolboy)
was called "Tocharian"  {Toxaríski}... I knew nothing about extinct IE
langs that time...

> Jan

Vsekh blag!
Yitzik
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