[INDOLOGY] Language names and Personal names ...

rajam rajam at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 11 15:18:18 EDT 2016


///As Churchill long ago pointed out, there is nothing more typically English than the surname 'French’.///

What does that mean, Sir?


> On Apr 11, 2016, at 11:19 AM, Ram-Prasad, Chakravarthi <c.ram-prasad at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> As Churchill long ago pointed out, there is nothing more typically English than the surname 'French'.
> 
> Ram
> 
> Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
> Lancaster University
> 
> iPhone
> 
> On 11 Apr 2016, at 19:07, Lubin, Tim <LubinT at wlu.edu <mailto:LubinT at wlu.edu>> wrote:
> 
>> “English” is a common enough last name, though in neither case would I expect that the personal name reflects the language per se so much as the ethnic or regional identity (though these are closely linked anyway).  For an unscientific sample of the incidence of the name in the U.S., see:
>> http://www.whitepages.com/name/English <http://www.whitepages.com/name/English>
>> 
>> Best,
>> 
>> Timothy Lubin
>> Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Law
>> Washington and Lee University
>> Lexington, Virginia 24450
>> 
>> http://home.wlu.edu/~lubint <http://home.wlu.edu/~lubint> 
>> http://wlu.academia.edu/TimothyLubin <http://wlu.academia.edu/TimothyLubin> 
>> 
>>>> 
>> From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info <mailto:indology-bounces at list.indology.info>> on behalf of "Tieken, H.J.H." <H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl <mailto:H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl>>
>> Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1:57 PM
>> To: rajam <rajam at earthlink.net <mailto:rajam at earthlink.net>>, INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>>
>> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Language names and Personal names ...
>> 
>> Dear Rajam, if you are referring to Johnny English, the movie by Rowan Atkinson, the name is a joke. Herman 
>> 
>> Herman Tieken
>> Stationsweg 58
>> 2515 BP Den Haag
>> The Netherlands
>> 00 31 (0)70 2208127
>> website: hermantieken.com <http://hermantieken.com/>
>> Van: INDOLOGY [indology-bounces at list.indology.info <mailto:indology-bounces at list.indology.info>] namens rajam [rajam at earthlink.net <mailto:rajam at earthlink.net>]
>> Verzonden: maandag 11 april 2016 19:21
>> Aan: INDOLOGY
>> Onderwerp: [INDOLOGY] Language names and Personal names ...
>> 
>> Dear List Members,
>> 
>> Recently, there was a webmail entry in a Tamil forum about including a language-name in one’s personal name. 
>> 
>> There are numerous personal names that include the word “Tamil” in some form. So, the author of the enquiry was wondering if there would be a similar practice in other languages. I know for sure that "English” is the last of name of some individuals I know. 
>> 
>> Further examples and descriptions would be appreciated.
>> 
>> Thanks and regards,
>> rajam
>> 
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