Posted on March 28, 2010December 26, 2010 by Sylviaantāra antāra fallen down. ñi liēn matāra lā; sele jacē ien ñi masērre cī; I’ve fallen down! [Someone] help me stand up.
6 Replies to “antāra”
Ha! I assume you know that old “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercial?
Incidentally, this word (and its associated pronunciation) was the name of a girl I used to live by in first grade. She (and her name) was (were) Indian.
Yes, I do remember that commercial.
Pretty name. My favorite Indian name (from Bollywood movies) is Anjali. Not sure about that second ‘a’, but that is how it sounds to me.
Hey, that reminds me: What about KÄ“len names? You have one example of a personal name: Î»i-nÄ«rien. Are there anymore? Why not have a great list of them? It can be very useful when naming cats!
I don’t really have a list of names, though I do have a list of guidelines. And the name is NÄ«rien. Î»i- is a proper name, status, or vocative marker. NÄ«rien is one of the many many nature names and consists of a noun stem -nÄ«r- and the suffix -ien, which can act as a name-making suffix. Making names from -tÄr-: TÄra, TÄrien, TÄranen, TÄrennon, TÄranne, TÄremal, TÄrme, TÄrelin, TÄrle, and Ä€nnetÄra would be the most common. Of those, only TÄrennon would be considered an exclusively male name. The others could be male or female names.
And what’s the status of those suffixes? I think this could use a section on your site (or maybe you could just expand the short names subsection).
I’ll put that on my to do list. 🙂
The suffixes are non-productive for noun formation, but fairly productive for name formation. They are mostly forms of old agentive or augmentative suffixes. Except, -elin means something like ‘child of’ and -emal is related to the word for flower, but doesn’t necessarily mean that anymore.
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