Aaron E. Drews
aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK
Thu Dec 16 11:17:11 UTC 1999
On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Laurence Horn wrote:
}At 8:11 PM +0000 12/15/99, Aaron E. Drews wrote:
}>On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Tivoli Majors wrote:
}>} I received an inquiry today and wonder if someone could help. Someone
}>}asked me if there is a way of referring to the beginning portion of names
}>}like MacDonald, McCarthy, O'Neill, etc. Does anyone know of a term to
}>}describe these parts of names?
}>patronymic? (also -ovich, sen/son, etc)
Would you like McFries with that?
Aaron E. Drews The University of Edinburgh
aaron at ling.ed.ac.uk Departments of English Language and
http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
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