21849Re: [SCA-JML] Another name/mon question...
- Nov 18, 2006Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> The term 'no' in the middle of ones name is not pretentious, forSorry, but -no- is not really a free form in names. While the joshi
> most names
> prior to the 15th century had 'no' in their name. All that it
> means is 'of
> the'. Such as a frenchman using 'de' in his name. Just my piece.
"no" does pretty much mean "of" its use in names does not work quite
as you describe. For example, -no- is generally encountered as a
conjunctive element between an uji name and a personal name. Also,
"no" appears as the beginning of a number of titular elements such as
"nokami". I suggest that you read further about this. You can read
either "Japan's Name Culture" by Herbert Plutschow or you can read
the various writings of Mass. Since you obviously choose to
disbelieve me, I will not recommend my own modest pamphlet for your
consideration. Beyond Mass and Plutschow, you can read Japanese texts
on the subject. To be blunt, I am not the only writer in English who
associates status with the use of conjunctive "no" in names. FInally,
your assertion about the general use of ''no" prior to the 15th
century appears to be counter-factual.
Your Humble Servant
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