7554[SCA Newcomers] Re: Names...Again
- Aug 17, 2005roflol Oh Boy, stuck my foot in that one.....I knew i should have
rechecked that refrence....
Back to the drawing Board.......Cateline Dont worry I am one of
these Bull headed people who likes to do things on there own & gets
carried away when they think they have "GOT IT"
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kristine Elliott
> Temair, "ingen" means "daughter of" not just "of". If you like, Ican
> email SCA Heralds and ask how to put in Gaelic "Temair of theCreek"
> and whether they would consider it to be a reasonable byname inGaelic
> Gaelic. (I don't know a lot of Gaelic myself, but I do know who to
> ask!) You can join SCA Heralds yourself and ask, too; it isn't a
> closed list but it is sometimes very busy.
> The problem with finding the correct words for your elements in
> is ... it might not be that simple. If you look at "Quick and Easyyou
> Gaelic Names" in the St. Gabriel's Medieval Name Archive (
> http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/ ),
> will notice that even in the simple patronymics, the father's namewon't,
> (after "mac" or "ingen" or "inghean") changes spelling, sometimes
> substantially. I don't KNOW the same thing will happen in a
> constructed Irish place-name, but I don't know for sure that it
> either. In fact, when I consult people with Gaelic names, I do mybest
> and then tell them to "Allow changes" on their form, because I amno
> expert in Gaelic, and if they don't allow changes and I made thefew
> tiniest error, the name will be returned for more work, which is
> always a bummer.
> In English place names there several places which are essentially
> number+tree, like Sevenoaks, which appears as Sevenac in 1200. A
> other elements that appear after a number are hampton , which is ais
> farmstead, -stone which means what it looks like, and hide, which
> a unit of measure for land. There may be more; those are what Isaw on
> a quick run-through of Victor Watt's _The Cambridge Dictionary oflook at
> English Place-Names_. I didn't look at every number (I think I
> five and seven, to be honest, and relied a bit on my memory).questions
> I hope this helps a little. Please feel free to ask me more
> on your name, on or off list. I would be glad to help you, oranyone
> else, to work on their name.
> PS: You're not a dunce! We just misunderstood each other.
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