What's in a Name?....

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by duszek » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:07 pm

Could we create some funny names here and now ?

A Frenchman calls himself on a forum "Ouiouioui" = Yesyesyes.

In French it occurs that someone says yes three times, under certain circumstances.

I like "uwot", present here. (= You what ?)

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by hajrafradi » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:36 am

duszek wrote:Could we create some funny names here and now ?

No, we can't but tomorrow we can, and over there. Thus, some usernames:
"Ishallpostthistomorrow" and "Iamoverthere".

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by iolo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:49 pm
I was born on the first of March, St. David's Day. There were two boys ahead of me who got one of my father's names, David and Alexander. As such, I ended up with the Welsh Dewi as a middle name, which I hated. Most can't even pronounce it properly, Anglicizing it instead. It's been a pain, and I rarely use it, except to clearly identify myself. One of my sisters purposefully mispronounces it to egg me on.
It's just racialism. English people tend to mispronounce all 'Welsh' names. on principle. It's because long, long centuries ago they accepted rule by a tiny German minority and needed to prove they weren't British. Still, it's only been 1,500 years or so yet: one day soon they'll learn 'Llandudno'. It's fascinating what work they put into getting things wrong. For instance, almost all words should be stressed on the penultimate syllable, but they practically make their tongues bleed stressinging them on the last.

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by gaffo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:28 am

all power to the utterer.
per the religious.

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by -1- » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:39 am

gaffo wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:28 am
tetragrammaton
"His master's thought."
gaffo wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:28 am
all power to the utterer.
Cows' gratitude for milkers.

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by -1- » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:44 am

Dalek Prime wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:49 pm
I was born on the first of March, St. David's Day. There were two boys ahead of me who got one of my father's names, David and Alexander. As such, I ended up with the Welsh Dewi as a middle name, which I hated. Most can't even pronounce it properly, Anglicizing it instead. It's been a pain, and I rarely use it, except to clearly identify myself. One of my sisters purposefully mispronounces it to egg me on.
As if "Dalek Prime" hadn't already been an act of God, the kind which insurance companies gleefully don't indemnify... :-)

Seriously speaking, one of the best inventions, IF not the best, for library organizations was invented by you or by someone with your name. Tell that to the English dogs.

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by iolo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:55 pm

We had a Head Boy called Napoleon Jones, doubtless, later, a personality in conflict. A very large number of British British find huge problems not with 'Dewi' (simple and phonetic) as with their ancestors' attempts to please the Germano-British by imitating their surname forms. Anyone called, for instance, Davies, has to spend many a weary hour trying to teach them that 's' is not pronounced 'z'. And just think of poor buggers like the rhetorical Thomas, going through life with a Christian name he couldn't possibly pronounce properly and therefore producing all these mis-spelt Dillons. It is hard to be a minority in racism.

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by -1- » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:48 pm

Iolo, you should hear the Hungarian immigrants pronounce all the words they know in Welsh-English... you would be shocked.

In other words: I wouldn't get upset if the English mispronounce Welsh words and names from the get-go. But after they are taught how to pronounce it properly, there is no excuse for them to keep on mispronouncing it.

Unfortunately it has to be done on an individual basis. You can't expect a nation to alter the pronunciation of a word because some members of it who are not on wide-spread public media learn how to pronounce it.

What you may need to do, if this problem persists and you can't take it any longer, is do one of these two things:

1. Lobby the broadcasting stations in the UK to have their announcers, pronouncers, and connouncers do it the Welsh way, and that way educate all mispronouncers in one fell swoop across the whole land.
2. Get a gun and take out an entire post office. That's how people settle their differences in America. ( I personally don't recommend this; don't do this.)

Regarding solution no. 1. as offered above: there is a difficulty, if all language- and pronunciation minorities all of a sudden insist that EVERYONE within the Brexit territories must pronounce all words in their own particular tribal fashion.

This may lead to announcers on tv and radio say, "Mr. Davies, Davies, Davies, Davies, has taken out an entire post office in East Gwimpblimpshire, Gwimpblimpshire, Gwimpblimpshire, Gwimpblimpshire, Tokken, Tokken, Tokken, Tokken, Belth, Belth, Belth, Belth." The repeated words would be said in local dialects of differing lobby groups.

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Re: What's in a Name?....

Post by Beauty » Fri May 04, 2018 12:41 pm

I know there's something actually in a name. You take Donald Trump's example and I'll take that too. Donald Duck - Disney - so Donald - world famous. Trump Card - winner. Donald Trump - US top guy, top gun, President, world's topmost leading power. Etc.

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