[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main AUTHORS,1.176,1.177

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Fri Apr 14 10:39:41 CEST 2006

Rich Felker wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 05:03:02PM -0700, Corey Hickey wrote:
>> Alban Bedel wrote:

>>> In your language, remeber on this planet their is a lot of other
>>> cultures and languages with customs different than yours.
>> In cultures where the family name is written after the given name,
>> are they spoken that way too? For example, my family name is Hickey
>> and my given name is Corey. In such a culture, would I write my
>> name "Hickey Corey" but speak my name as "Corey Hickey"? Or would I
>> say "Hickey Corey" as well?
>> That's not a rhetorical question. I really don't know.
>> I don't intend to take an explicit side in this debate, but I do
>> submit that I think "Hickey, Corey" looks funny.
> Exactly my sentiment. That kind of thing is written in America still,
> but it looks old-fashioned. I suspect it will be gone within another
> generation.

Oh, I don't know. I don't see any problem with it, although it doesn't
and probably shouldn't get used in any casual context. (I oculd and
probably should go into greater depth here, but I just got home from
work and I'd rather be asleep right now.)

> And BTW, the question about spoken vs written order is interesting.
> Do they differ in some cultures?

As far as purely culture-internal things I don't know, but I do know
that it is quite common for Japanese people (when writing their names in
Roman letters) to put the surname/family name second - even though they
still speak it the other way around, and when writing in Japanese will
put the surname/family name first.

       The Wanderer

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