orthent (orthent) wrote in little_details,
orthent
orthent
little_details

Inventing a Polish placename to order--can it be done?

Place: Prague and eastern Poland
Time: 1937-38

Two characters are about to travel to a town that one of them chooses at random, by shutting his eyes and setting the point of his pen down on a map. I had hoped to make the town's name significant in a peculiar way: when written out in Hebrew, it reads Nun Gimel Hei Shin, NGHS. Because it's the 24th of the month of Kislev, and because these characters intend to do something that most people would regard as miraculous, they believe that they've chosen rightly.

Is it possible for a Polish place name to fit this condition? (It would be interwar Poland, in the former Pale of Settlement, if that's any help.) I've looked at maps, but they don't help me much because I don't know the basis for the construction of Polish place-names, and without that, I'm bound to commit some howler.

If it can't be done, I'd be equally grateful to find that out, too.
Tags: poland (misc), ~languages: polish
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments