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Embala

Well ... I can follow you, Jeremy. Smile That's the best I can say, considering how litttle I know about language mechanics.

"vol" functions well for Voll and Reevol as "lead" ... at least at their adult age. The Wolfriders (and perhaps the Wavedancers) seem to be the only ones who have cub names that can change at adult age to ft the character.
So - how do you explain that the Gliders got names that point to their adult character / funktion in young years? Is it part of the soulname/true name concept - so the future abilities are envisioned in the child alredy? Or is the connection of name and character/function simply something you presume to be able to build a language at all?

What has Gibra seen in her son to name him Vol? The hope that the baby would "lead" Haken back to the group?

Hm ... when name = function (very simplified) then the Circle of Nine should be very helpful.