|Subject:||Re: Ardath, and -th in general|
|Author:||Anneza (guest, 220.127.116.11)|
|Date:||February 18, 2004 at 3:35:20 AM|
|Reply to:||Ardath.... by Merriment|
Yeah, the "field of flowers" does sound improbable! However, all I get when Googling, and indeed when Asking Jeeves, is a whole bunch of stuff on what looks like vintage horror movies, with a character called Ardeth Bey, who must therefore be masculine, though what he's doing with a -th ending to his name is more than I can imagine.
I was at school with a Maryth, whose name is always given as: a form of Mary. Cool - but why? How? Why not Marysh, or Maryx, or Marice? And in that case, could Ardeth be a form of Arden - perhaps an attempt to make it more feminine-sounding, back in the good old days when such things mattered?
All the best
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