[DWJ] naming people

devra at aol.com devra at aol.com
Fri Apr 20 12:30:42 EDT 2007


It seems to me that there is a relationship to the final letter of the town/country etc. If it is a vowel, or a liquid sound, then you add 'ian' - i.e. Cantabridian. If it is a consonant, then you add 'er' - i.e. 'Londoner, New Yorker'. This doesn't work all the time, but it's a start... But then there's Bostonian (sigh(
 
Devra, not at all a linguist, but a Brooklynite (never a Brooklynian)
 
 
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