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Continents & Oceans/seas Naming

Discussion in 'Alpha Centauri' started by Dreian, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Dreian

    Dreian Moderator
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    sold from my side for the names in general.

    But I am more to keep ocean naming for oceans... and not make confusion mare/sea...
     
  2. kipate

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    Astraea was the daughter of Astraeus, but she was no titan goddess of dusk, though...
     
  3. royb 98

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    What about Astria?
     
  4. royb 98

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    So.. we agree?
     
  5. kipate

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    Hmmh, Astria sounds like some variation of a German
    name for females... let me think about it ;)
     
  6. kipate

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    I also found out that the word Asteria is used for other titans as well,
    and Astria sounds like a short form, so maybe we need to distinguish it
    better... Why not Astraya? The aeus of Astraeus is also pronounced
    as if using a "y" before... And it has 3 syllables, so not too much...
     
  7. Monty

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    Since it's going to take for ever to agree on the names. I propose to everyone to make a list with the names you consider appropiate and then we can make a poll to vote. Everyone could make a list (which will not be open to changes or suggestions once it's "officially posted". And then we can create a poll when players can vote the most appropiate names from the published list for each continent/ocean.
     
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  8. royb 98

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    Sure, here's my list:
    Register or to view Spoiler content!
     
  9. JuanAcadé

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    1. Oceanus
    2. Magnus
    3. I won't get in the negotiation for continent A :p
    4. Cibelia
    5. Dumea
    I guess the rest is not under discussion and I agree with that.
     
  10. Dreian

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    So OCEANUS it is for me. Proposals by Royb are all fine with me. Magnum/ Magnus for the number 4


    CONTINENT A - AURIANA
    CONTINENT B - BISSINIA
    CONTINENT C - CIBELIA
    CONTINENT D - DUMEA
    CONTINENT E - EMINAEA (or just thought of it maybe something like ELISEA?.... the AEA ending is difficult/long to pronounce)
     
  11. Dreian

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    So no more contributions?
     
  12. Monty

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    Kip is working on his list. Don't you want to post your whole list, including ocean names? The more options the better :p
     
  13. Dreian

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    So if it wasn't clear here's where we are currently according to small majority of people who voted... If you want to contribute guys, please do it soon, because we'll close the topic soon to move on.


    Oceans

    O1: Oceanus Borealis
    O2: Oceanus Caurus
    O3: Oceanus Favonius
    O4: Oceanus Magnus
    O5: Oceanus Medius
    O6: Oceanus Eurus
    O7: Oceanus Aquilonius

    Continents

    CONTINENT A - AURIANA
    CONTINENT B - BISSINIA
    CONTINENT C - CIBELIA
    CONTINENT D - DUMEA
    CONTINENT E - EMINAEA or ELIZEA (i did not had any feedback on your prop guys, so no prob if you don't want it, we can keep Eminaea)
     
  14. kipate

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    sound slike Eminem's continent?
    tumblr_mjol05yc161r3kb9mo1_500.gif
     
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  15. royb 98

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    I think we're ready to place the poll actually, the only things that happened were:
    • I summed up all the names except Astraya
    • Juan pretty much agreed
    • Dreian changed Eminaea into Eminea which I agree on, and Byssinia into Bissinia which I don't agree on
    • kipate changed Eminaea into a gif :p
     
  16. Pamascus27

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    Here's my proposals, a bit different but I still hope it will sound nice to you all
    Register or to view Spoiler content!
     
  17. kipate

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    Okay, so here my little contribution to the list:
    I will explain why I chose the names, but of course, you later should judge
    them regardless of their (probably deeper) meaning; tried to hand in phonetics
    for the not so obvious cases:

    Continent A- Astraya
    Astraeus was the Titan God of the Winds, and also of Dusk, and since the
    sun will set there each day at last, I thought it was a good choice to name
    the continent after that god. Also, the "y" makes it a bit more playful :p
    Continent B- Arcadia
    Arcadia was in Greek Mythology the territory of the God Pan, the God of the Forest.
    Also, it was the title of a utopian book by W. S. Gilbert.
    Continent C- Pedreia
    Yes, named after two members of XLN; guess who :D
    But it sounds nice, I'd say...
    Continent D- Jangannaca/ ənga:nəkʌ
    Well, as this continent consists of several islands with many mountains and a lot of jungle,
    this stuff was made for some kind of hollywood movie a la "Alien vs Predator" or else...
    So I searched for some Hindi Word, and spoofed the combination of "Jungle/Jamgal" and "Hell/Nark".
    Continent E- Caundale/ kəʊndʌl
    As the continent looks a bit, let's say "twisted" here and there, I thought of searching for a nice
    Hindi Word, and one was "kundali marna", which means "to coil"; "kundali" itself means "coiled" or "twisted", though.
    And trying to get some better sound, I came up with this.

    Ocean 1- Borealic Ocean/supporting @Pamascus27 idea
    Ocean 2- Pedreian Ocean
    Ocean 3- Nereian Ocean
    Ocean 4- Pallas Ocean
    Ocean 5- Mallahan Ocean/ "Mallaha" means "ferryman" in Hindi...
    Ocean 6- Gracilis Ocean/taking over @Pamascus27 idea
    Ocean 7- Tessic Ocean
     
  18. Monty

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    Royb, you suggested more than one name per ocean/continent. May I suggest you reduce them to one per item? I don't know if you want to vote for complete list of individual names. If the voting is for full list, there should be one name per item.
     
  19. royb 98

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    I prefer:
    Oceanus for all oceans
    Magnus
    Astria
    Cibelia
    Dumia
    Eminea
     
  20. Monty

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    Ok, so the Options would be:

    Royb:
    Royb.jpg
    Dreian:
    Dreian.jpg

    Kipate:
    Kipate.jpg
    Pamascus:
    Pamascus.jpg

    Let me know if there are any errors in the names.
     

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