Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Naming Names

Languagehat has an interesting post on the complications that can arise when transcribing the names of people and places into different languages. As an aside, for some reason I can't put my finger on, I never cease to be amused by the realization that the names "Emile" and "Emily" are derivatives of "Aemilius"; Rome lives, even if not as a state.