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>From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Roger Mills
>That's  not unlike the Kash method of giving first names--
>most are derived from adjectives, nouns or verbs but the rule is:
>the word MUST be changed in some way. So _minda_ 'happy; to smile'
>becomes _mina_ (F), or _mita_ (M)-- _mira_ would also
>be a possibility but so far doesn't seem to occur.

In the Sefdaanian culture children are named after items found in nature
(star, deer, bird, etc.) or after human human attributes (strength, joy,
etc.).  The noun may take the adjectival suffix '–nis' indicating
resemblance to, e.g., qélnis, like a swallow.  Or it may take the adjectival
suffix '-ris' indicating full of, e.g., góvris, full of beauty.  These
adjectives are then placed in the –us declension, that of human beings:
gélnus, góvrus.

Among the Lithans, a person takes the name of the father.  Among the Pyrans,
Hydorans, and Humans, a person takes the name of the mother.  If necessary,
the name of the settlement and the name of the region can be added in the
order: region, settlement, patro(matro)nymic, given name.

Charlie