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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:26 pm 
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English (American) first name is Susan. What's D'ni name -- Susa'n? Su'san? Something else?

Please feel free to "hijack" this thread to request your own translations.


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Well, if you want a D'nification, it coud be Su'san or Susahn.

If you want a translation, you'd have to find a D'ni word that means something close to what Susan means- Lily.

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D'ni names don't need apostrophes, but you can stick them in if you really want to.

When writing your name out in D'ni, make sure you get the vowels right. There's a difference between typing "u" (pronounced as "uh"), and typing "U" (pronounced as "oo").

So, if you want to write "Susan" in D'ni, there are a few ways you can do it, depending on how you pronounce the vowels.

(the following are how you type them in the D'ni font):

sUzun = pronounced "soozuhn"

sUzån = pronounced "soozan" with the "a" like in "Susanna"

sUzan = pronounced "soozahn"

Here are some videos of how to write the letters: http://linguists.bahro.com/domahreh/les ... son03.html


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Maritova wrote:
D'ni names don't need apostrophes, but you can stick them in if you really want to.

When writing your name out in D'ni, make sure you get the vowels right. There's a difference between typing "u" (pronounced as "uh"), and typing "U" (pronounced as "oo").

So, if you want to write "Susan" in D'ni, there are a few ways you can do it, depending on how you pronounce the vowels.

(the following are how you type them in the D'ni font):

sUzun = pronounced "soozuhn"

sUzån = pronounced "soozan" with the "a" like in "Susanna"

sUzan = pronounced "soozahn"

Here are some videos of how to write the letters: http://linguists.bahro.com/domahreh/les ... son03.html
You rock! Should I capitalize first letter, e.g., "SUzun"?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:40 pm 
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No, you shouldn't capitalize it, because D'ni has no capital letters and capitalizing in the font gives you a different letter (in this case, "sh" instead of "s"... and you'd end up with Shusan!).

EDIT: I needed something to do while waiting for MOUL to download, so I typed them out: http://imgur.com/nnvpY.png


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My best stab at a translation would be gihlo poyets, 'bulbous plants' (since we have no word for /flower/, even, and lilies grow from bulbs...)

My D'ni is horrid though.


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