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Greg Narayan Linguistics 109 Wayne Harbert Homework Assignment #7 April 2007 Part I. Name My name, Gregory, comes from the Latin word, Gregorius , which came from the Greek word, gregorios , derived from gregoros and meaning “to be watchful”. It was common in both England and Scotland by 1143, and has no undergone any changes or modifications here in America. Other names I am called include Greg , Gregarian , Igriega , and Gregor . My nicknames vary much more from my actual name, and include names such as Riggs , Riggsy , Biggs , and Biggertons . The source of these I am not exactly sure, however I do know that the nickname Riggs originated in a seventh grade English class of mine at the time when a prominent nickname of one of my best friends from home was also created. As for the place names of my hometown, the proper noun Minnesota comes from the Dakota Native American word mnisota , meaning “cloudy water, milky water”. My actual hometown is a place named White Bear Lake, and is just one of the many towns
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