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Offline TimWintle

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English City Names ...
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:26:38 AM »
I can't read German very well - but looking through the German forums with some help from Google Translate I found a post from sojo about city names that I thought was worth posting on the international forums. (Also saw a post saying that help with texts would be appreciated due to a lack of free time)

(sojo - correct me If I haven't understood correctly, or if you have already made a list)

original - http://www.simutrans-forum.de/forum/thread.php?threadid=3266

The summary seems to be:

  • Most city names should try to be fantasy names
  • No brand names
  • The core development team should have cities named after them - e.g. "Brosestadt" ~ "Brosetown"

I don't know if the German names translate into English directly, but these are rough translations of some of them:

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Rocky Lake
Fox Mountain
Geese home
Hamster house
Mousehole         (I prefer the name "Mousehall" I think)
Plunder Village
Lumber City
Miracle Village
Swamp Lake

I can't tell which other cities are named after people, but "sojo city" seems to have a ring to it  ;)

Has anyone got any ideas - or better translations?

By the look of it, there aren't city lists for other languages either ...

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Re: English City Names ...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 09:47:18 AM »
I don't know why you prefer Mousehall over Mousehole, apart from Mousehole being an existing placename in Cornwall: http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/westcornwall/mousehole.htm. A very pretty village by the way...
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Re: English City Names ...
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 12:58:39 PM »
Make a translation for the cities. We will see what we do into the Pakset.

You can put also your own names into the list.
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Re: English City Names ...
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 06:10:40 PM »
Here is an updated list I've made - it's not as long as the German one, but it's a start:

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Blackbirds
Brosetown
Cindertown
Donkeybridge
Fox Mountain
Geese home
Hamster house
Harefield
Lumber-City
Lumberjack nest
Miracle-Village
Mousehole
Oyster-circus
Pebblesworth
Plunder Village
Rockylake
Seven Bridges
Sojo City
Stoney Mountain
Storkhole
Swamplake
Threefirs
Tulip-garden
Twostone

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German City Names
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 09:43:42 AM »
Epic, I want German, since German is the OFFICAL language in pak96.comic (Sigh... -.-).

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List of German names...
Hafenstadt (Waterfront Town)
Alte Englische Stadt (Old English Town)
Stadt von Deutschland (Germany Town)
Schwarze Weiße Stadt (Black White City)
Amerikanische Stadt des Märchenlandes (American City of Wonderland)
Chinesenviertel (Chinatown)

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