At 7:57 PM +0100 04/24/02, Raymond Brown wrote: > 2. How do/did you choose the name for your conlang(s)? Depends. Térnaru is derived from the root *térna, from which the word Térnad, the name of the species, is derived. The suffix -ru, along with -kwant have a similar suffixing -ish or -ese in English when naming languages. -d on the other hand denotes being part of a group, e.g. *Érad = Irish (person). Eretas means just `speech'. It's one of those unoriginal ones. Even though there's no conculture associated with it, I sort of see it as being the language of a nomadic tribe. They'd use `speech' to refer to their own language and `noise' to refer to the languages of others, much as the greeks did with the word `barbarian'. The Ananagyu's language is as yet unnamed. For now, I'm just calling it KMG-Vampric-1 until I find a proper name.