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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:45 pm 
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It just dawned on me that "earth" is just the name for earth in English. Therefore what's stopping you from having more then one word for your world?

for example, Erde (I think that's how you spell it) is German for earth, and Terran is earth in Welsh. So you could have a sort of Germanic country have Erde as its name for your world while you have another country calling it just plain earth. Or if you want to go further in depth you could have a Elf country for example calling your world "the creation of God", in their language. The possibilities are endless. :shock:
PS: sorry if this doesn't make sense.


I think, if you have multiple languages, that that would be a good world building tidbit to add depth to the different cultures.


I don't have an ultimate word for my world though I do have different people groups having names for the world. For example my Gnomes collectively call the world Dhomma. My Elves call the world Delhen or Elhen.


I actually don't have a name for my world, period. I never really found it necessary, since I rarely use earth in my vocabulary, other that when I'm doing creation science stuff. So I can easily avoid using it.

Dhomma is a really cool word, by the way. :)

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Airianna Valenshia wrote:
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It just dawned on me that "earth" is just the name for earth in English. Therefore what's stopping you from having more then one word for your world?

for example, Erde (I think that's how you spell it) is German for earth, and Terran is earth in Welsh. So you could have a sort of Germanic country have Erde as its name for your world while you have another country calling it just plain earth. Or if you want to go further in depth you could have a Elf country for example calling your world "the creation of God", in their language. The possibilities are endless. :shock:
PS: sorry if this doesn't make sense.


I think, if you have multiple languages, that that would be a good world building tidbit to add depth to the different cultures.


I don't have an ultimate word for my world though I do have different people groups having names for the world. For example my Gnomes collectively call the world Dhomma. My Elves call the world Delhen or Elhen.


I actually don't have a name for my world, period. I never really found it necessary, since I rarely use earth in my vocabulary, other that when I'm doing creation science stuff. So I can easily avoid using it.

Dhomma is a really cool word, by the way. :)

@Tsaharf: O.O


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We are the guardians of Dhomma, And the keepers of Elintil
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Aeleknight wrote:
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It just dawned on me that "earth" is just the name for earth in English. Therefore what's stopping you from having more then one word for your world?

for example, Erde (I think that's how you spell it) is German for earth, and Terran is earth in Welsh. So you could have a sort of Germanic country have Erde as its name for your world while you have another country calling it just plain earth. Or if you want to go further in depth you could have a Elf country for example calling your world "the creation of God", in their language. The possibilities are endless. :shock:
PS: sorry if this doesn't make sense.


I think, if you have multiple languages, that that would be a good world building tidbit to add depth to the different cultures.


I don't have an ultimate word for my world though I do have different people groups having names for the world. For example my Gnomes collectively call the world Dhomma. My Elves call the world Delhen or Elhen.


I actually don't have a name for my world, period. I never really found it necessary, since I rarely use earth in my vocabulary, other that when I'm doing creation science stuff. So I can easily avoid using it.

Dhomma is a really cool word, by the way. :)

@Tsaharf: O.O


Thanks :D


That is a good name! Is that a word in your language or just a offthetopofyourheadname?

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Svensteel priest of Kylor wrote:
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Airianna Valenshia wrote:
Aeleknight wrote:
Airianna Valenshia wrote:
Josiah wrote:
It just dawned on me that "earth" is just the name for earth in English. Therefore what's stopping you from having more then one word for your world?

for example, Erde (I think that's how you spell it) is German for earth, and Terran is earth in Welsh. So you could have a sort of Germanic country have Erde as its name for your world while you have another country calling it just plain earth. Or if you want to go further in depth you could have a Elf country for example calling your world "the creation of God", in their language. The possibilities are endless. :shock:
PS: sorry if this doesn't make sense.


I think, if you have multiple languages, that that would be a good world building tidbit to add depth to the different cultures.


I don't have an ultimate word for my world though I do have different people groups having names for the world. For example my Gnomes collectively call the world Dhomma. My Elves call the world Delhen or Elhen.


I actually don't have a name for my world, period. I never really found it necessary, since I rarely use earth in my vocabulary, other that when I'm doing creation science stuff. So I can easily avoid using it.

Dhomma is a really cool word, by the way. :)

@Tsaharf: O.O


Thanks :D


That is a good name! Is that a word in your language or just a offthetopofyourheadname?


It is the Gnomish version of the word earth in Irish.

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We are slayers of the wicked, We are protectors of righteousness
We are the shield of the protected, We are the shadow of the elves
We are the walls of the Gnomes, We are the gallows of the Men
We are the guardians of Dhomma, And the keepers of Elintil
We are darkness but of light, We are death in the night
We are servants of Eloh, We are stewards of the Seraph
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 Post subject: Re: Naming Your World
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That's cool! Cross-translation!

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Even if I never use the name in my stories, I would like to come up with a name because people get confused. I can't just tell them something like 'It takes place in Kythen, in Jin-han...' because Kythen and Jin-han are both countries. So I attempt to explain that 'Bow to Death doesn't take place in my world.'
'So it's not in our world.'
'Yes, it's in our world -an imaginary place in our world. Not in the world where my other major stories are taking place.'
If I had a name, it might be a bit easier.

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I've seen more than one person, myself included, who didn't know what to name their particular world. I'm beginning to wonder if that's even necessary. Think about it. We don't really have a specific name for our world other than Earth and that started as simply the name for the substance we stand on. I mean if you think about it, we refer to the world, generally as "the world" without any proper name needed. Wouldn't the inhabitants of our fictional worlds (who have no knowledge of other worlds, and thus would feel no need to distinguish) probably think along the same lines? I mean of course they would distinguish between countries and regions within the world, but the "world" in general would probably be just that in their minds. A nice bit of endocosmic thinking for you to mull over.
I understand the need to distinguish between multiple conworlds, but I think this can be done with out slapping an official name on them.
What do y'all think?

I agree that a world name isn't necessary for those in the fantasy world. However...
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I personally find it very good for me to know my world's name. Firstly, it helps me in sharing my world with others.
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Even if I never use the name in my stories, I would like to come up with a name because people get confused...If I had a name, it might be a bit easier.

I also agree with these assessments that a world name is often useful for the author.

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I think it depends on the author, and the way they tell their story. In my trilogy, there is never a need to have a name for the world. However, in some stories, it is an important element. I think it just depends on what is needed to tell your story. All stories are different, they need different characteristics and attributes.

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This reminds me that I need to name my main world Real Soon Now. Its inhabitants migrated there only a few generations ago (beginning only a few years after it was created), and applied-metaphysics makes travel to and (more commonly) communication with other universes possible (if quite expensive and so not common), so they're quite aware that their world isn't the only one, and so they would have at least one name for it. Sigh ...

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I agree. :)

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I agree with pretty much everything I've read here. I think that naming your world is unnecessary, but if you're like me, you're going to go nuts if you don't think of something to call it other than "my world" because that sounds lame.

What I did was similar to Lewis, I just named it after the nation I'm going to be focusing on: Vosmerre (makes me think of a beautiful, cold, harsh environment [like Alaska {one of my favorite places here on earth}]). Oh, and by the way, Tolkien had a name for his world, or at least his elves did. They call it Arda, which rings beauty, unimaginable beauty, and is why I just HAD to think of a neat name for my own world, or at least nation...


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I loved the name Arda too. I like Vosmerre, it sounds very interesting, very good for a cold, harsh place; I even like your user name - what syllable is accented?

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Thank you! Um, I don't know which syllable is accented, but I say like this: Voz-meer, not Voss-meer, does that answer your question?


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It answered a question I had not thought to ask: I pronounced it in my head vos-mer (as in mare), and was wondering if you pronounced it vos-mer... So you pronounce it voz-mir (as in mere)?

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Yes, in Vosmerre, Vos (Voz) connotes beauty and Merre (meer) connotes an abundance of water (there are a lot of rivers and lakes, and it rains quite a bit, making Vosmerre a very lush place, sort of like Washington where I live), uh, so as I was saying, merre connotes an abundance of water while mere connotes water loggedness, some parts of my land are like that, but not much of it.

At least that is what I think it means right now, but nothing is quite set in stone until I get some part of Vosmerre published :book:.


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I grew up in Washington (and now I live in Ireland), and I agree with the name "beautiful waters."

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Cool! Ireland sounds like a neat place too, the countryside is amazing from the pictures I've seen.
Yesterday I was working on a map for my world I hadn't worked on for awhile, and I saw that it's called Vadra, I forgot that I had a name for my world instead of just the 'main' nation in it. So my world is actually called Vadra, which I think combines some of the feeling of Vosmerre along with a vast Unknown space I have yet to explore.


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I love the names you are chosing, RunningWolf. :)

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Thank you! Can you tell I like the letter V? lol, I'll have to try to name some things with a different first letter... :rofl:


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*Chuckles* Well, they sound good; I'm sure you'll be able to think up some good ones for other countries with a different letter.

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