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Ethnonym

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:14 pm

A new 'nym word for me. It also goes by the very rare ethnicon.

This one means the name of a people or a group.

As in, if you are from a certain city, you are a (fill in the blank).

Moscow - Muscovite
Paris - Parisian
London - Londoner
Glasgow - Glaswegian

I like the ones, like Glasgow, that don't fit a standard pattern. Anyone care to share their favorites?

What do you call someone from Timbuktu, for example?
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:31 pm

Are things working for you , slava?
Your post here is blank.
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:13 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:Are things working for you , slava?
Your post here is blank.

Yep, bits and pieces are working, but not well.
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:01 pm

Presuming that is a reply to my question: the box is still blank.
Did you get the PM I sent earlier? With the email address?
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:07 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:Presuming that is a reply to my question: the box is still blank.
Did you get the PM I sent earlier? With the email address?


Nope, never saw that one.

A few hours later: yes, I got it and sent you a message at the address you gave.
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby Audiendus » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:44 am

Slava wrote:Moscow - Muscovite
Paris - Parisian
London - Londoner
Glasgow - Glaswegian

I like the ones, like Glasgow, that don't fit a standard pattern. Anyone care to share their favorites?

Liverpool - Liverpudlian, Scouser
Manchester - Mancunian
Birmingham - Brummie
Aberdeen - Aberdonian
Shropshire - Salopian
Naples - Neapolitan
Los Angeles - Angeleno
Philippines - Filipino
Flanders - Flemish
Bourges - Bourgeois?
[= colloquial]

Slava wrote:What do you call someone from Timbuktu, for example?

Tombouctois, I think.
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:45 pm

My site is pretty much normal now and has been for a cupla days.
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby Slava » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:19 pm

Thanks for those fun ones, Audiendus. I should have known there would be good ones from the UK.

It looks like you're right about Timbuktu people, too.
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Re: Ethnonym

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:07 am

Hey, slava, I see you posted.
Still can't see it, but I'm still here.
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