Tanarii
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Kin names

Thu 18 Jul 2019, 07:03

Can anyone who give some insight into the basis for the Example Kin names provided?  I'd like to extrapolate from them, but I'm not sure what the pattern behind them is.

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Re: Kim names

Thu 18 Jul 2019, 10:03

Can anyone who give some insight into the basis for the Example Kin names provided?  I'd like to extrapolate from them, but I'm not sure what the pattern behind them is.
I have a working document in Swedish where this is briefly explained. Exerpts that perhaps somebody would be kind to translate. There are also examples in the document.

Alderländska människor och halvalver, ravländska människor
Oftast namn med germansk/lätt latinsk klang. Tillnamn vanliga baserade på dåd, yrke, särdrag, ursprung.

Ravländska halvalver – älvestamlingar
Älvestamlingarna ges ett enklare namn med alvisk prägel vid födseln. När de blir druider tar de ofta ett beskrivande namn som kan skrivas med Maha-tecken och bär sedan dessa tecken på kläderna.

Allmänna halvalviska namn
Oftast namn med germansk/lätt latinsk klang. Tillnamn vanliga baserade på dåd, yrke, särdrag, ursprung.

Aslenska människor
Oftare namn med grekisk / latinsk klang. Germanska namn förekommer också. Ingen skarp gräns mot alderlänningar.

Alver
Tänk artistnamn. Alver väljer själva namn som de gillar och byter ofta flera gånger under sitt långa liv. Därför finns det stor variation.

Dvärgar
Rejäla namn, gärna med tillnamn från berg, egenskap eller hantverk.

Orcher
I mansnamn bara ljud som orcher kan uttala.
Kvinnor komplicerar ofta namn för att markera verbal överlägsenhet.

Halvlingar
Mycket vanligt med tillnamn. Måna om harmoniska och godmodiga namn.

Svartalfer
Liknar ofta halvlingarnas namn med tillnamn, men försöker inte vara lika gulliga.

Vargfolk
Sjungande namn med diftonger. Sällan tillnamn efter dåd eller egenskaper eftersom man favoriserar gruppen snarare än individen. Inspiration: hawaiianska namn.
 
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Re: Kim names

Thu 18 Jul 2019, 20:37

I'll make an attempt. My only problem is that I don't have experience with the English edition, so this'll be interesting to source what actually means what. I will not try and translate that, and rather let someone else do that to clarify things.

Alderlander human, Frailer halfelven and Ailander human names
Often names with Germanic/light Latin tones. Nicknames are commonly based on deeds, profession, traits, origins.

Elvenspring halfelven names
Elvenspring given a simpler name with an elfish touch at birth. When they become druids, they will often take a descriptive name that can be written with Maha-script, and then carries them on their clothes.

General halfelven names
Often names with a Germanic/light Latin tones. Nicknames are commonly based on deeds, profession, traits, origins.

Aslene human names
Often names with Greek/Latin tones. Germanic names also occur. No defined border to Alderlanders.

Elven names
Think performer's names. The elves choose the names that they like and change it often several times during their long lives. For that reason there will be many variations.

Dwarven names
Strong names, preferably with nicknames of mountains, traits, or craftsmanship.

Orcish names
Male names contain only sounds that orcs can pronounce.
Women often complicate their names to point out a verbal superiority.

Halfling names
Nicknames are very common. Particular with harmonic and good-natured names.

Goblin names
Are often similar to the halflings with names and nicknames, but won't try to be as cute.

Wolfkin names
Melodic names with gliding vowels. Nicknames based on deeds or traits are rare, because the focus is on the group rather than the individual. Inspiration: Hawaiian names.

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När inga ungar längre finns är allting slut.
vad är det då för mening om man står ut?
Visst har det blivit kaos i tidens lopp,
men så länge det finns ungar så finns det hopp.
 
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Re: Kim names

Fri 19 Jul 2019, 03:48

I should also mention that as I wrote "nicknames", it could also mean family names, surnames, and so on (especially interesting it is when in certain cultures nicknames did evolve into names that were passed on from one generation to text). Take that into consideration!
När inga ungar längre finns är allting slut.
vad är det då för mening om man står ut?
Visst har det blivit kaos i tidens lopp,
men så länge det finns ungar så finns det hopp.
 
Tanarii
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Re: Kin names

Sat 20 Jul 2019, 18:16

Thanks, that's very useful.

Dwarven names strike me as vaguely Norse, or at least RPG pseudo-Norse.

Halfling names are throwing me, I'm not sure the root.
 
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Re: Kin names

Sun 21 Jul 2019, 01:19

Thanks, that's very useful.

Dwarven names strike me as vaguely Norse, or at least RPG pseudo-Norse.

Halfling names are throwing me, I'm not sure the root.
Just add generator after any name search and google will read your mind.
"nicknames that are harmonic generator"
[url=https://www.name-generator.org.uk/fantasy/]https://www.name-generator.org.uk/fantasy/[/url]

Perhaps there is a tunnel Huge has that connects to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
"Dwarven names strike me as vaguely Norse generator"
https://www.namegeneratorfun.com/warhammerdwarf
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Re: Kin names

Sun 21 Jul 2019, 10:28

Thanks, that's very useful.

Dwarven names strike me as vaguely Norse, or at least RPG pseudo-Norse.

Halfling names are throwing me, I'm not sure the root.

You're probably right about the dwarves, me having proto-Norse roots as a Swede. A good idea would be to lend names from the poetic or Snorri's edda, where by the way Tolkien found several dwarven names and also the name Gandalf. Some more sound like Beowulfian, which seems right since proto-Norse came from proto-Germanic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poetic_Edda
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prose_Edda

Concerning the halfling names it strikes me that they sound somewhat picked from German/Italian operettas. The main thing is that they have a silly component ;-).
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