Re: Br'ga (was: CHAT: Thanksgiving)
- Paul Bennett wrote:
> >> The Br'ga are likely to mostly eat fish, turtles, lizards, birds andI guess I need to dig
> >> fruit, but I have no names for any of them yet. Maybe horse, too, and
> >> whatever they trade Poxtuga (Europeans) for.
> > <SNIP>
> around the Internet for names of explorers, and some good and likelyPossible candidate: bruxa [bruSa] 'witch' (Span. bruja [bruxa]), where the
> Portuguese naming words for the island. I might just go with Ilha de
> Brugao, but I might come up with some other trait likely to have inspired
> a name.
x::j suggests an older cluster, but I don't know the source of the word. VL
*brutica ??? IIRC, isn't Port. -ão also the augmentative ending, comparable
to Span. -ón(a) ?? Could the Br'gans have been noted for their black arts
On 10/3/05, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> IIRC, isn't Port. -ão also the augmentative ending, comparable
> to Span. -ón(a) ??
It is used with this function, yes, but it may appear in other words
as well without that meaning. Many places have their names ending in
-ão. Ex: Japão, Ceilão, Afeganistão, Brunão etc.
João Ricardo de Mendonça