Talk:Ter Mair

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Baltimore/Balafor's a bit oddly named, innit?

What's the etymology? --Kgaughan 05:43, 6 January 2006 (PST)

The Calferth family (removed from Yorkshire to somewhere in northern Kemr) held lands in Co. *Longford, naming the manor "Ballimor". When they were granted a tract in America, they named the province for the Virgin Mary and the chief city was named after their ancestral hall in Ireland. Balafor is the more modern Brithenig form of Ballimor. Geory was the first *baron of the province (don't know what the Kemrese equivalent is), his son Cecil the second. The family still hold the title, but no longer have any direct rule over the province.
*Here*, it was the Calverts of Yorkshire who held lands in Co. Longford, &r. Elemtilas 09:48, 6 January 2006 (PST)
They'd have called the mansion Baile Tigh Mór, I'd say, so the name in Brithenig might be slightly different. Longford *here* is in An Iarmhí *there*. --Kgaughan 11:13, 7 January 2006 (PST)
Allright, "Baltimor". Still yields Balafor in the local Brithenig!, which is based loosely on the regions peculiar English dialect.
Or perhaps "Bellt di Morth", or "Beli Mar", if he should choose a Brithenig name. Either of those would yield Balafor in Termorig, or Marylandish, as well. See here for an example. Elemtilas 10:38, 8 January 2006 (PST)
Things suddenly make sense! --Kgaughan 08:41, 9 January 2006 (PST)
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