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Which name do you like for the snow town

Nixenath
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7%
Nivalis
32
55%
Nivenath
7
12%
Nivaneth
5
9%
Other
10
17%
 
Total votes: 58
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Snow village name

Post by Jaxad0127 » 11 Nov 2008, 18:10

We need to name the current snow village. Please choose one of the four provided, or post your own. Names that are copyrighted will be ignored.
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Re: Snow village name

Post by Crush » 11 Nov 2008, 18:18

I voted for "Nivalis" because all others are too long and unpronounceable IMO, but I think it sounds more like a metropole than a small town.
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Re: Snow village name

Post by z0ro » 11 Nov 2008, 18:21

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Re: Snow village name

Post by EJlol » 11 Nov 2008, 18:53

Nivalis is indeed the best option.
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Re: Snow village name

Post by ikms » 11 Nov 2008, 22:41

Hi All,

Could I also make a suggestion that the names of any places be signposted in the game. (via an NPC)

New people are always asking for directions to somewhere, and I think it would be nice to have a few NPC signposts that when clicked on give your current location (As a name) and the directions to any nearby locations.

If it wasnt to complicated, it would be really good if the signpost could actually give limited directions to any place, from a current location.

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Re: Snow village name

Post by Jaxad0127 » 11 Nov 2008, 22:49

ikms wrote:Hi All,

Could I also make a suggestion that the names of any places be signposted in the game. (via an NPC)

New people are always asking for directions to somewhere, and I think it would be nice to have a few NPC signposts that when clicked on give your current location (As a name) and the directions to any nearby locations.

If it wasnt to complicated, it would be really good if the signpost could actually give limited directions to any place, from a current location.

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Re: Snow village name

Post by Ces » 11 Nov 2008, 23:43

Nixenath /nɪkːsənːɒːtʰ/, is better suited for a place in a forest, I feel.

Nivalis /nɪvːɑːlɪsː/, sounds too much like Latin, and does not have the feel the Snow Town have, in my mind.

Nivenath /nɪvːənːɒːtʰ/, okay, maybe too a typical name in my opinion, but follows the genre’s “rules” nicely.

Nivaneth /nɪvːanːeːtʰ/, okay, maybe a bit too swirly in my mouth, like getting something living in your mouth and you try your hardest to get it our without hurting it... :roll:

Other, well while I probably would like some of the possible other names, they are not mentioned here explicitly. ;)

I had no trouble with any of their pronunciations. :mrgreen: But then I hardly ever do, I just pronounce it my way, as it comes naturally every given moment.

Curious may know I voted for ニベナート.
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Re: Snow village name

Post by Black Don » 12 Nov 2008, 04:44

I've always just called it "Santa's Village" or "The North Pole"
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Post by yosuhara » 12 Nov 2008, 11:02

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Post by Vink » 12 Nov 2008, 13:25

Ces wrote:Nivalis /nɪvːɑːlɪsː/, sounds too much like Latin, and does not have the feel the Snow Town have, in my mind.
Nivalis is latin. For example, the latin name for the Snow drop flower is Galanthus nivalis. I don't remember the exact meaning of nivalis, but it has to do with snow of course. :)
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Post by Ces » 12 Nov 2008, 15:32

Vink wrote:Nivalis is latin. For example, the latin name for the Snow drop flower is Galanthus nivalis. I don't remember the exact meaning of nivalis, but it has to do with snow of course. :)
In Botanical Latin it means “(growing) in/at snow”, from the Latin nivis ‘snow’. There are quite a few flowers with this epithet (Galanthus, Gentiana, ...), and some animals as well (Mustela for instance). ;)

In Latin proper I guess a more correct translation of nivalis would be “of snow”, but that’s details only icky classical philologists with a grammatical desire care about.
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Post by the janitor » 12 Nov 2008, 21:19

if i ever find my latin to french dictionary
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Re: Snow village name

Post by Habari » 16 Nov 2008, 11:30

Why do all names start with "N"?? it isnt very original
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Post by yasha » 16 Nov 2008, 12:39

Nivalis on latin is adjective that means snowy, something that comes with snow or belongs to snow. So, towns name cant be snowy... If you want latin name with nivalis, it would be nivalis rus or nivalis vicus (both rus and vicus have same meaning, village, so it would be snowy village or snowy town). Another possibility is nivalis locus (snowy place), but all names like this are long.

I would give it name hiems (which means winter).
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Post by 5t3v3 » 16 Nov 2008, 17:21

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