Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 8 16:41:18 UTC 2009

At 12:21 PM -0400 5/8/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>Used in lx and anthropology for a people's name for themselves. OED
>has only the (obsolete?) definition
>? 'A book published under the author's real name.' O. Hamst Mart.
>Bibliogr. 1867. Also, one's own name as distinguished from a
>pseudonym, esp. the real name of an author; also attrib.

in which sense "autonym" is a retronym


>AHD 4th edn
>A name by which a people or social group refers to itself.
>The Zhuang language (autonym Sawcuengh ("Saw" means writing and
>"Cuengh" means Zhuang) ..
>, Request for New
>Language Code Element in ISO 639-3
>   b) Autonym (self-name) for this language:
>      Lengua de Señas Panameñas (LSP)
>Mark Mandel
>The American Dialect Society -

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