Nicholas Ostler nostler at CHIBCHA.DEMON.CO.UK
Tue Oct 20 10:11:35 UTC 1998

At 9:52 am -0700 19/10/98, aldai wrote:
>> > Concerning Martin's unidirectional extension Noun > Pronoun:
>> > Pronoun > Noun may be unnatural/rare, but is probably not impossible.
>What about proper names? The Spanish name Innigo comes from Basque Eneko,
>and this in turn is etymologically (with great probability) the diminutive
>of the 1st sg possesive "ene" 'my': something like "little my" or "dear my".

And the name "Mia" (e.g. Farrow) comes to mind in the same way.

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