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Naming scheme discussion

Discussion in 'Team CivFanatics' started by DaveShack, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Bowsling

    Bowsling Deity

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    Or we could name our cities after the ordinal number that they represent in exotic languages: name our second city "second" in Persian, the third "third" in Thai, fourth "fourth" in Navajo, and so forth.
     
  2. cav scout

    cav scout The Continuum

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    I think shanti sounds too much like shanty... :lol:
     
  3. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Very many languages have long and slightly difficult words for numbers beyond 12, so I rather not think about that:

    Vosemnadtsat' - Russian for 18

    It is in any way easier to find a nice nonspecific word, translate it and use it in the game
     
  4. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Crupp - German(?) for ??? - suggested for Ironworks city

    Krupp is not a word, but a familyname bound to the german steel and military industry.
     
  5. 2metraninja

    2metraninja Defender of Nabaxica

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    :) Though Vosem is nice for number 8
     
  6. Aivoturso

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    Or take Finnish for 19th: yhdeksästoista.
     
  7. 1889

    1889 Mayor of H-Marker Lake

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    Zighra is the sanskrit word for fast or Terasvin for quick. Second city was all about speed after all.
     
  8. RegentMan

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    I like Terasvin.
     
  9. Caledorn

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    Terasvin put a smile on my face, for the simple fact that "svin" in Norwegian means "pigs". So "Earth Pigs" more or less ;) I love how languages have overlaps like this. I do like the name (even with this little funny tidbit) :D
     
  10. YossarianLives

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    Updated list of City Names:

    Terasvin - Sanskrit for "quick"
    Zighra - Sanskrit for "fast "
    Dvita - Sanskrit for "second"
    Shanti - Sanskrit for "peace"
    Parakram - Hindi for "power"
    Dewachen - Tibeten for "land of bliss"
    Umoya - Zulu for "wind", "breath" or "soul"
    Schadenfreud - German for "taking delight in the misfortunes of others"
    Svet - Russian for "light"
    Glede - Norwegian for "happiness"
    Vosem - Russian for "8"
    Vosemnadtsat' - Russian for "18"
    Yhdeksästoista - Finnish for "19th"
    Poleno - Slovak for "useless piece of wood" - talonschild's nickname from his grandmother
    Kasisvet - Slovak for "world-wrecker"
    Feuer Frei - German for "watch" - suggested for Heroic Epic city
    Crupp - family name bound to the German steel and military industry - suggested for Ironworks city
    Schnelle - German for "speed"
    Flaming Galah
    Nincompoop
    Feckless Wonder
    Muppet
    Drongo
    Plonker
    Dunderhead
    Buffoon
    Wally
     
  11. whb

    whb King

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    If the second city is our unit factory (is it?) then Parakram sounds about right.
     
  12. Bowsling

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    I'm thinking we should name a city Chlorofluorocarbon - CFC. :D
     
  13. Caledorn

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    Lol! I really love that suggestion. :D
     
  14. Aivoturso

    Aivoturso King

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  15. Bowsling

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    We're on that list! :clap:
     
  16. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    could we write Krupp and not Crupp at least? It is more right :)
     
  17. Bowsling

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    I'd rather stay away from Krupp - it would be too obvious to the German team, especially.
     
  18. talonschild

    talonschild Drive-By NESer

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    3rd worker needs a name. Who else is a dirty traitor? ;)
     
  19. YossarianLives

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    Any Non-RB players? I threw out Azza earlier, just based on the pre-game arguments.
     
  20. grant2004

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    I did a quick read through the team rosters and recognized a few CFC members on other teams. They would be good options for non-RB workers. I'm sure there are more than that, but they aren't jumping out at me.

    HUSch - civforum.de
    OzzyKP - poly
    fed1943 - WPC
     

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