View Full Version : Naming our cities


Gingerbread Man
Mar 22, 2003, 10:05 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 -
Wisdom Harbour
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?

FortyJ
Mar 22, 2003, 10:15 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.

Thunder Falls
Chieftess Creek
Athenae
etc...
and, in honor of our founding President, Doughnutopia ;)

Octavian X
Mar 22, 2003, 10:31 PM
We'll use GBM's suggestion for the moment - We can rename later.

Wisdom Harbour it is..

Goonie
Mar 23, 2003, 09:40 AM
I dont think we should name cities after mods who do not participate in this game. ThunderFalls sounds nice!

Plexus
Mar 23, 2003, 01:58 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"

Vander
Mar 23, 2003, 09:07 PM
We could have a city in the hills called mountain of god or god's mountain (I don't know Chinese grammar!)

Gingerbread Man
Mar 24, 2003, 05:27 AM
I like Zhi Gang. It has fewer syllables, and sounds funny.

Ehecatl Atzin
Mar 24, 2003, 11:04 AM
How about Mountain of many winds? or Golden River? In chinese of course.

EA

Gingerbread Man
Mar 26, 2003, 10:43 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.

Plexus
Apr 02, 2003, 11:31 PM
I like Bái Shan!

Grey Havens: Dánhan Pingdi (Literally "light black safe place")

Gingerbread Man
Apr 03, 2003, 03:09 AM
Thats good.

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)

Cheetah
Apr 03, 2003, 08:19 AM
Forgive me, but what does insomnia / insomniac mean?

WildFire
Apr 03, 2003, 08:20 AM
Insomnia :)

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.

Killer A's
Apr 03, 2003, 03:41 PM
I think one city should be named for or by each president.

Gingerbread Man
Apr 04, 2003, 01:01 AM
A civilization insomniac is a person who skips sleeping to play civ3.

Cheetah
Apr 04, 2003, 08:04 AM
hehe k :)