ok now that the shavian has been explained im going to document this naming game i have on the internet.webz
ahem *announcer voice* IN A WORLD WHERE POPULATIONS OF PEOPLE ARE BEING KEPT IN RELATIVE CAPTIVITY BY SOME SORT OF SUPREME OVERLORDS, ARTIFICIAL CULTURAL PRACTICES ARE IN PLACE AND NAMES ARE LIKE TAG NUMBERS. WHEN A CHILD IS BORN THEY ARE BESTOWED WITH A FIRST NAME FROM A LIST OF PRE-APPROVED SYMBOLS THAT WILL REFLECT THEIR SEX AND SPECIES. surnames are given from both the maternal and paternal lines and reflects specific genetic information. onward to first names!
there are 24 consonants in shavian, all will be used. the vowels are a little tricky-er though, i will separate them into groups.
short vowels- ado, on, ash, egg, if, ah - 6 in total. not all vowels will be used because i cant tell all of them apart well enough to make meaningfully different names.
long vowels- eat, oak, ooze, wool - 4
diphthongs (heh)- ride, age, oil, loud, ian- 5
consonant-vowels- are, or, err, air, yew , ear - 6
consonants will be C, vowels will be SV, LV, DV, and CV respectively. or just V all together.
naming convention for human females are:
1. all V’s * C’s + the ado letter at the end. for example oak with the ‘P’ letter and ado at the end makes a name that sounds like ‘Opa’
2. (V - SV’s and letters that would make redundant sounds) * ian
3. (V - SV’s and letters that would make redundant sounds) * ado
4. the ian by itself counts as a name.
for males its the same but ian is replaced with ear, and ado with egg. so we could have Opa and Opeh, Geea and Gear, Arra and Arre. nice and matchy. the total names in the list add up to about 556, i want to say? taking into account ones that get cancelled out. this would be easier if i could get shavian characters to show up here.
neanderthals would be the second species and their female naming thing would replace the ado in 1 with are, the ian in 2 with oil and the ado in 3 with ooze. this opens up Ishtar as being a possible name
males, are = or, oil = loud, ooze = wool
my nymphs would be the 3rd species. they would just get a random word out of the dictionary picked by a computer, with a special note that words ending in ‘nt’ go exclusively to males (though they can have other ending names too)
coming soon; the story of Amber, her best friends Hazel, Juniper, Indomitability and Deoxyribonuclease, along with her little brother The escaping the oppressive hunger government faction games and running away to Mexico