View Full Version : Naming our cities
Mar 22, 2003, 09:05 PM
Please post all your suggested city names here.
Feel free to post them in english, but I would like them translated to chinese.
My suggestions -
Bay of Victory
Those were out of the top of my head, I'm sure you can find better ones.
And who had a link to a chinese dictionary?
Mar 22, 2003, 09:15 PM
I've heard that the Firaxians have renamed their capitol in honor of Sid Meier. Perhaps we should consider the same (or similar) and name our city Thunder Falls.
We could even adopt a slew of names for the various CivFanatic Moderators and members.
and, in honor of our founding President, Doughnutopia ;)
Mar 22, 2003, 09:31 PM
We'll use GBM's suggestion for the moment - We can rename later.
Wisdom Harbour it is..
Mar 23, 2003, 08:40 AM
I dont think we should name cities after mods who do not participate in this game. ThunderFalls sounds nice!
Mar 23, 2003, 12:58 PM
Id like to see a chinese version of wisdom harbor if possible.
Edit: @GBM- I had the dictionary: http://zhongwen.com/
"Wisdom Harbor" would be "Zhi Gang" or "Zhi Gangkou"
Mar 23, 2003, 08:07 PM
We could have a city in the hills called mountain of god or god's mountain (I don't know Chinese grammar!)
Mar 24, 2003, 04:27 AM
I like Zhi Gang. It has fewer syllables, and sounds funny.
Mar 24, 2003, 10:04 AM
How about Mountain of many winds? or Golden River? In chinese of course.
Mar 26, 2003, 09:43 PM
Gold Streams = jin chuän
lets get something off Tolkien:
Misty mountains = Méngméng Shän
White mountains = Bái Shan
I'm only up to the start of The Two Towers, so I dont know many other good names.
The phoenetics are all stuffed up, but I doubt you are worried.
Apr 02, 2003, 10:31 PM
I like Bái Shan!
Grey Havens: Dánhan Pingdi (Literally "light black safe place")
Apr 03, 2003, 02:09 AM
Victory Bay = Shénglì Waan (waan is actually 'w', 'a' with a "-" on top, then 'n', but I cant find 'a' with - in the character map.
Plains of Enlightenment = Qishì Píngyuáng (Inspiration Plain)
Civilization Insomniac = Wènmíng Shimiánbìng (civilization insomnia)
Apr 03, 2003, 07:19 AM
Forgive me, but what does insomnia / insomniac mean?
Apr 03, 2003, 07:20 AM
Part of Speech noun
Pronunciation ihn sam ni E
Definition 1. difficulty in getting to sleep, esp. as a persistent problem.
Derived Forms insomnious, adj.
Apr 03, 2003, 02:41 PM
I think one city should be named for or by each president.
Apr 04, 2003, 12:01 AM
A civilization insomniac is a person who skips sleeping to play civ3.
Apr 04, 2003, 07:04 AM
hehe k :)