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Old July 9th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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FIRST DRAFT
Your Name in Zhodani

*UPDATE: Latest changes are marked with '*'

I need some testers to try out these draft rules. (Warning: it seems to work better with names than with login handles).

This is a set of name-mangling rules that maps names (or words) into Zhodani-sounding counterparts. As always, use with caution. Your results will help me refine the model.

Sincerely,

Riestants ("Call me Stan") Ejdakieqr

</font><blockquote>code:</font><hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;">Rules
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(0) Write down a name.
(1) Drop final vowels.
(2) Conflate repeated consonants.
(3) Apply vowel rules
(4) Apply basic consonant &amp; final consonant rules.
(5) Shorten runs of 4+ consonants &amp; edit where necessary.

Example:

(0) George Jefferson
(1) Georg Jefferson
(2) Georg Jeferson
(3) Garg Jafarsien
(4) Zhdadlzhd Nashtadlchieqr
(5) Zhdadl Nashtadlieqr

Example:

(1) Marc Miller
(2) Marc Miler
(3) Merc Molar
(4) Zedlm Zoklam
(5) Zedlem Zoklam


Vowels:

a -&gt; e
ae -&gt; i
au -&gt; ia
e -&gt; a
ea -&gt; e
eo -&gt; a
i -&gt; o
ie -&gt; e
o -&gt; ie
u -&gt; o
ue -&gt; e
y -&gt; e or null
y final -&gt; q or null

=====================
Basic (non-final) Consonants:

b -&gt; st
br -&gt; dr
c -&gt; m
ch(r) -&gt; qr
d -&gt; zd
f -&gt; sht
fr -&gt; q
g -&gt; zhd
gl -&gt; jd
h -&gt; sh or null
j -&gt; n
k -&gt; f
l -&gt; kl
lt -&gt; ql
m -&gt; z
n -&gt; d
nd -&gt; y or v
p -&gt; tl
ph -&gt; l
q -&gt; fl
r -&gt; dl
rn -&gt; v
rt -&gt; cht
s -&gt; ch
sh -&gt; pl
sm -&gt; vl
st -&gt; k
t -&gt; br
te(r) -&gt; kr
th(l) -&gt; fr
th(r) -&gt; j
v -&gt; p
w -&gt; vr

==================
Final Consonants:

b -&gt; z
cy -&gt; nj
d -&gt; n -or- tl
l -&gt; l
ld -&gt; nsh
n -&gt; qr
(r)ns -&gt; stebr *
(i)on -&gt; atl *
r -&gt; m
rk -&gt; nt *
rd(s) -&gt; br
rt -&gt; nts
s -&gt; r
sh -&gt; kr
s(i)on -&gt; tlas *
st -&gt; kl
t -&gt; j
t(i)on -&gt; tlas *
th -&gt; f
v -&gt; dl
wn -&gt; k
y -&gt; q

(for all other final consonants, please use
the &quot;Basic Consonants&quot; table, and sorry for the
inconvenience)</pre>[/QUOTE]
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