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Human names of Revus Elasem

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Full (with a family name): <name> <relation><respect><number> <parent names> es <family>

Full (without a family name): <name> <relation>a<respect><number> <parent names>

Formal (with a family name): <name> <relation>es <family>

Casual or Formal without a family name: <name> <relation><respect><number>

Intimate: <name>

* <relation>, <respect>, <number> and the word “es” before <family> are *always* written in lower case.

See below for a description of values in angle brackets. Letters outside of angle brackets must be written as is.

<Name>

<name> is a person's personal name. For example: Gran.

Keep in mind that on Revus Elasem:

  • Human names always end on a consonant.
  • The following letters are not used in names: C, Q, W, X.
  • The letter A is generally spelled as [a] in names.
  • In names stress falls on a last syllable.

Masculine names generally end with: -an, -irk, -os, -rd. Examples: Amos, Feramard, Gran, Nebenurd, Sard, Tirk, Vaberos.

Feminine names generally end with: -am, -ir, -es, -ul. Examples: Alam, Amelumir, Fisul, Flazes, Idres, Tir, Ilul.

All other names are considered neutral. Examples: Bagaf, Beraf, Drogis, Mrunar, Rumun, Od, Urud.

<relation>
  • t — son
  • d — adopted son
  • s — daughter
  • z — adopted daughter
  • m — a child under 12 or a ruler of a city, a state or a country.
<respect>

The only possible value is “r”. It indicates a speaker's respect towards the person. Omitting it is possible, but doing so is considered bad manners unless you are a parent or a teacher of the person in question.

<number>
  • m — first.
  • g — second.
  • s — third.
  • If omitted it indicates fourth or those after that.

As in “the first child who is a daughter”, “the second child who is a son”, etc.

A second child is not always younger that a first one, as it numbers the time they appear in a given family and an adopted child can be older than the other a family already has. This order is used in successions.

<parent names>

Names of a person's parents written as separate words. There is no formal order, but usually a parent's name of the same sex as the person in question is used last.

If a person has no known parents the name of the god of ties, Epurel, is commonly used instead. They are considered adopted for the purposes of <relation> values, and <number> value is omitted.

<family>

Family names are rather uncommon among common people of Revus Elasem, but when they do have them those can consist of any word or words.

Examples

Gran tarm Alam Sard es Fedna — a first son of Alam and Sard of Fedna family, who is called Gran.

Gran tarm Alam Sard — a first son of Alam and Sard, who is called Gran.

Alam zar Epurel — an adopted daughter of Epurel, who is called Alam. I.e. Alam is an orphan.

Sard tes Fedna — a son of a Fedna family, who is called Sard.

Amos targ — a second son of his family, who is called Amos.

Feramard tas — a third son of his family, who is called Feramard. The implication that a speaker is a parent or a teacher of Feramard, otherwise a speaker is being rude on purpose.

Gran — has the implications of “my beloved Gran”.

Flazes zam Amelumir — a first adopted daughter of Amelumir, who is called Flazes. Amelumir is a single parent.