Re: [sig] Raguska vs. Raguzina (clipped)
- Ok, actually a woman from Dubrovnik would call herself Dubrovkinja; just remembered that one thinking about the dialect from the city itself when I was goofing off at home trying to sound like a Dubrovcan (go figure). Oh and outside the Ragusean diIalect that would be bad grammar.
And I agree with you toootally on the variances between types of audiences. And as such here is what I believe to be probably accurate to your needs. You are trying to write your personas name in such a way that the proper form should be in the infinitive tense.
So here it is...
in Latin: Lidia Ragvsea
In Italian: Lidia de Ragusa
in Croatian: Dubrovkinja Lidia
The litteral translation of all of these would be: Lidia from the city of Ragusa/Dubrovnik.
All this off course, entails that the naming custom you are trying to emulate, predates the custom of the last name becoming a proper name. It also excludes any tenses (and their appropriate declinations) other than the infinitive form in any of these languages as I stated previously.
The two examples you point out with Marianna de Venezia, they are kinda sorta the same thing, save for their proper place in different tenses and situations. So one would be right in using either if correct.
"Marianna de Venezia" is a proper period name
"Marianna Veneziana" is more of a description of a known Marianna from venice that two parties are discussing.
--- On Mon, 5/25/09, Lydia Leovic <lidia_de_ragusa@...> wrote:
From: Lydia Leovic <lidia_de_ragusa@...>
Subject: [sig] Raguska vs. Raguzina (clipped)
Date: Monday, May 25, 2009, 3:21 PM
It's interesting that you bring up the variant of my name being Lidia Raguzina, because my cousin from Bjelovar and I were discussing my using Lidia Raguska. I appreciate your Italian period take. I guess in period how I presented myself would depend a great deal on where I was, and to whom I was speaking.
Are you suggesting that a woman who goes by Marianna de Venezia could be more correct to call herself Marianna Veneziana?
Thank you for helping me wrap my mind around all this.
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