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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by ADP101, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. ADP101

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  2. digitCruncher

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    I think that is actually the actual city name :p

    Surprising, but the zulu don't actually have an alphabet, so the names are phonetic spellings of small tribes/cities.

    If you don't like the city name, for any reason (I hate them because you can't pronounce them without coughing, and choaking to death), go into the advanced city view screen (double click on the city), and click on the city name.

    The city name textbox when you found a city also allows you to write a new city name, so change uMungagundovlu, or w/ever to Munga (or something, whatever you want)
     
  3. ADP101

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    I am 100% sure its not the actual name lol cuz
    1. CIV IV uses the english version of the name.
    2. The first letter is not capitalized
    3. ive played other games with some AI being zulu and they never had a name like that
     
  4. Howard!

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    It is one of their names... Deal with it!
     
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    1. Anglicized words from foreign languages (and alphabets, or lack thereof) can look odd, especially proper nouns and sounds that aren't used in English.
    2. Like the previous point, anglicized words can be exceptions to the normal rules of English. And a number of place names in Southern Africa, I have seen with the second (or even later) letter capitalized. Though most names seem to be commonly written both ways (probably out of ignorance of the fact that the first letter is lowercase).
    3. How do you know they aren't wrong and Civ IV has it right.

    If you don't like it rename the city, though if you rename it at settling your next city will default to the same name (or at least it does for me when I accidentally hold b down too long, had Nijmegenb, Nijmegenbbb, and Nijmegen in one game) I don't know what happens if you change it afterwards.
    You could also delete that city from the list in the XML.
     
  7. Howard!

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  8. spacely

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    I honestly can't believe the OP has posted this. Many Zulu city names begin with a lower case u. Its entirely common within the culture.
     
  9. Howard!

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    But when you are from the USA, you never feel the need to check such things. Obviously they would know everything!
     
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  11. Willem

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    Right, and everyone from your part of the world is a walking encylopedia I suppose! :rolleyes:
     
  12. Willem

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    And how many people actually know this? I certainly didn't. It's not exactly common knowledege for most of the world.
     
  13. ADP101

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    ok sorry everyone i just didnt know. Thanks for clearing it up tho :)
     
  14. say1988

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    The big problem was when you stated, flat out, that the person who said it is the correct name was wrong. You didn't say you thought he was wrong, you said you were certain he was.

    That being said, how Howard! went about it was wrong and just plain offensive.
     

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