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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Atlas of True Names
« on: December 08, 2008, 05:38:18 PM »
The Atlas of True Names is a rocking map on which all of the placenames are represented by their plain-English* equivalents.  Great Britain, for example, is now Great Land of the Tattooed, because the etymological origin of Britain is Tattooed.  London is now Hillfort.  Canada is now Northland of the Home Ruler.  Hong Kong is Fragrant Port.  Somalia is Go and Milk!.  Some celestial bodies are even included: The Trader, Love, The Measurer.  Folks, this is cool.  The individuals who produced the map have also blessed us with a register of their etymologies, which I find especially helpful.

Enjoy!

Spel

* Oh, but there's a German version, too!



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Offline Caeli

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 05:44:24 PM »
I like World Stream by the Mountain of Mountains myself. xD

And I love Chinese city/province/geography names. :] Heavenly Mountains is so pretty. ^^

Offline The Overlord

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 05:59:52 PM »

Good find Spel, this is cool.  :)

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Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 06:03:30 PM »
Well of course Virginia is Virgin's Land.  Any resident has known that for years...

Offline The Overlord

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 06:05:44 PM »

....rofl

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Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 06:08:33 PM »
Ask Paradox how we pronounce Norfolk...there is no 'folk' to it. 

Offline The Overlord

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 02:23:51 AM »
Ask Paradox how we pronounce Norfolk...there is no 'folk' to it. 

So instead it's Nor-

...rhymes with puck?  :) ;)

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Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 12:06:00 AM »
Wisconsin is apparently "Red stone land".  *shrugs*  Who knew?

Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 05:01:55 PM »
Good find Spel, this is cool.  :)

Thanks, man -- I'm glad that you enjoyed it!

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Offline adventurer

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 06:02:50 AM »
Wonderful! will see Germany, Europe and World with new lenses:):)

Best,

A.

Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 03:59:24 PM »
What do you think of the German-language map, adventurer?  Is it good, too?  (Same questions go for all German speakers, actually!)

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Offline adventurer

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2008, 01:37:27 AM »
I like it :) :)

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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: Atlas of True Names
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 05:48:56 PM »
It's good to hear that!  Hopefully they'll go on to produce other maps in other languages...

Spel



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