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PostSubject: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:49 am

Welcome to the Mandalorian sort-of offshoot of Tracyn's generic Star Wars name meaning thread! Started with me pondering just what, exactly, my name might mean if it really did mean anything, 'cause I was reading the Mandalorian Culture pages here. Ended up compiling this list:

Meh - if
dalyc - female
talyc - bloody, bloodstained; rare (as in steak)
ulyc - careful
balyc - also
tracinya - flame (tracyn-fire)

I'd probably go with talyc or ulyc if I had to choose one that was derived for my name...or, y'know, dalyc. If the compilation is to mean anything, balyc just doesn't seem to lend to any sort of sense. So, technically, I should be spelling my name "Me'lyc'inya" and have it mean some bizarre complex thing involving a little flaming something-or-other that happens to be situational or in question (ye gods, that makes it sound like a question to my sexuality XD). (What I really did for my name was take it in parts: I wanted it to start with "Mel" (because most names I use on the internet start with that), end with something akin to "ina" (because most names I use on the internet are or include some form or variation of "Melfina" Razz), and include the letter combination "yc" (because it's the one of--if not the only--odd and unique pronunciation in Mando'a, and I absolutely love the way it sounds). So I scoured the lexicon for words or word parts that fit with what I wanted and mashed it all together into the Mandalorian-sounding amalgamation it is now.)


Also, in my search I ended up contemplating how one would name a combat medic in Mando'a. All I could find were these:

baar'ur - medic
verd - soldier, warrior

So~...considering that -la or -yc are added to make a word an adjective, that verdla is a lot like werdla (stealthy, invisible) which is awesome, and that verd'yc already means "agressive" (which is only slightly appropriate, but doesn't feel distinctive enough)...

"Me'lyc'inya: verdla baar'ur"?


Feedback on the above? What's your name mean? How'd you choose it? Speculate what the meanings of certain popular Mando'ade names are! Etc, etc. study
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:44 pm

Hmmm... What could my name possibly mean? Very Happy

Tracyn-Flame
Perhaps (the) flame (of) (clan) Ordo?
Maybe?
Perhaps?
Thoughts? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:16 pm

Haha. Considering that Mandos like to drop unnecessary, understood words? Wink Sounds good ta me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:56 am

And it has a nice ring to it as well, it's kinda catchy which is why I originally settled on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:59 am

I'm afraid my character's name is terribly uncreative, as Mesh'la Runi simply means "Beautiful Soul."

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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:39 am

Could be worse, your name could be Osik'la Runi Very Happy Though why anyone would ever call themselves that is completely beyond me Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:16 pm

Gratulor is latin for congratulator, but it could just as well mean grat'ua alor if looking into Mando'a. That would probably translate to head of vengence, or leader of vengence.

My real life name means one of the world (or at least thats one of the meanings). That would go into Mando'a as Vhe'ad or even Uvet'ad. Another possible meaning of the name is one who is at home, so that'd be Yaimyc or Yaim'la. So a couple of choices there.

I've seen some nice theories about the name Canderous, seeing as a similar sounding name would be Kando'ruus - important rock. And Dala (as in Tobbi Dala) means a woman, which is kind of funny. tongue Skira means settling a score, which is pretty much what Skirata's mission is in the books. Muninar means tall, and if Munin Skirata was indeed tall as a baby then that could be the IU meaning behind his name.
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:36 am

It would be interesting to know if when Kar'buir was designing? Thinking up? Creating. Thats the right word. Anyway it would be interesting to know if when Kar'buir was creating mando'a she did that intentionally (in regards to Canderous' name) or whether it is just a coincidence?
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:54 pm

Tracyn Ordo wrote:
It would be interesting to know if when Kar'buir was designing? Thinking up? Creating. Thats the right word. Anyway it would be interesting to know if when Kar'buir was creating mando'a she did that intentionally (in regards to Canderous' name) or whether it is just a coincidence?

Kando came from the original RC game lyrics in the form of Kandosii, so she didn't directly think it up. I'm pretty sure Jesse didn't think much beyond the sounding of the language, so it must have been a coincidence.
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:39 pm

True I'd forgotten that she used the RC lyrics as a base (yea, I know, you should all start shunning me now Very Happy) but wow thats quite a coincidence!
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:18 am

Tracyn Ordo wrote:
True I'd forgotten that she used the RC lyrics as a base (yea, I know, you should all start shunning me now Very Happy) but wow thats quite a coincidence!

*Shun mode activated*

Hehe. Well if you think about it, it could just as well have been Fennosii, Kumosii, Kexosii, Jangosii or anything, but Kandosii certainly sounds a hell of a lot better than any of these. There are so many Mandalorian characters and were before she even got into SW that the sound could have been associated with any of them. But still, it's a very nice coincidence if it was coincidence after all!

Perhaps Jesse was thinking deeper than he gave himself credit for. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:44 am

Ash= die

maan= first

Ash'ad= someone else

ash'amur= die violently in battle

In essence i die first on my side after taking out several people violently. I love the mandoa way of making grammer work.

And this had to be pointed out to me. i got the name some where else and thought it sounded awesome and used it. oddly fitting though.
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:06 pm

Of my Mando characters, my favorite is Jatne. Well--Jatne started off years ago being a clone in Sigma Squad, then through a series of RPG events he got named the son of one of my Mando characters too. But anyway.

Jatne Meshkad!
jatne - best
mesh - beautiful
kad - as we all know, sword

Best beautiful sword? Considering Jatne's womanizing tendencies and overall ego of his own sexual prowess, this name is perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:47 am

Asha'man wrote:
Ash= die

maan= first

Ash'ad= someone else

ash'amur= die violently in battle

In essence i die first on my side after taking out several people violently. I love the mandoa way of making grammer work.

And this had to be pointed out to me. i got the name some where else and thought it sounded awesome and used it. oddly fitting though.
Now, see...I figure, if that name was longer and had more to it (like something to actually imply the existance of sides or the act of killing...or, you know, multiple people), it could actually be the full sentence you seem to think it would be. With the mashing Mando'a generally does, it's more either a combination of ash'amur and maan to be something like "first (violent) death," or ash'ad and maan together to be "someone else first"...which could take a little from ash'amur and be something to the effect of "someone else will die violently in battle first." Which, y'know, is quite nearly one of their sayings (Ib'tuur jatne tuur ash'ad kyr'amur - "Today is a good day for someone else to die"). Which makes it actually pretty neat.
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PostSubject: Re: Mandalorian name meanings (and other word-mashings).   Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:20 am

Name: Mad'laan Laaran Vhicin

maran- first
ad- son/daughter
laandur- delicate/fragile (can be negative, so it's also "pathetic")
laaran- singing
vhipir- mist
cin'ciri- snow

In conclusion: the first child who is pathetic, sings and has something to do with misty snow Very Happy

It's maybe not a first name a mando would like their child to have, but by making it similar to my actual first name I'm reminding myself that I need to go to the gym more often Razz
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