Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby FPC » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:25 am

jamescfm wrote:Just a thought for you guys to consider, might it be worth moving the RL Equivalents Index to the Wiki, where it would be easier to update and/or correct?



We can certainly think about it however where it is on the forum at the minute is quite handy and easy to spot.
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby jamescfm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:45 pm

I'll try and create a Wiki page which mirrors the list. At the moment, it's pretty incomplete and I think it would make it a lot easier for Moderation if people could just add their own equivalents in.
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby FPC » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:06 pm

Ok lets go with that and I'll provide a link to the page aswell as some other important wiki pages on the forum
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby Martinulus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:19 pm

I did some thinking on the name for Christmas. I have previously used Spiritmass. I've seen Hosianmass used, but that's factually incorrect since "Hosian" refers not primarily to Eliyahu but instead derives from hoi hosioi in Greek, which means "the believers". In fact, anything using "Mass" sounds off.

So I did some thinking on what would be a good replacement. In some Germanic languages where the translation of Christmas is not used, some form of "Holy Night" (such as German "Weihnachten") is usually used. I think that describes the celebration quite well, so I'd actually propose the Terran equivalent of Christmas (in Luthorian) is "Hallownight" or "Hallowtide" for the season, from the colloquial reference to the most important church event near that feast, "Sancta Nox", the mass on the eve of the feast.

Then what about Father Christmas? Well you could use Father Hallowtide. Or call him Santa Quinn or Saint Quinn, because at some point Polites and I made St. Quirinus (a reference to the man himself as this character was present at the Council of Auroria along with a certain St. Martinus of Augusta) the equivalent of St. Nicholas, along with all the festive characters that particular saint inspired.
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby Martinulus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:30 pm

While we're at equivalents of Christian holidays and seasons, I figure I should also mention some of these equivalents I'm using.

Advent = Initium
Christmas = Hallownight/Hallowtide (see above)
Lent = Quadraginta
Holy Week = Holy Week
Easter = Triumph (this may need a colloquial name, but the church holiday is officially called "Triumph of the Lord")
Ash Wednesday = Charred Wednesday
Maundy Thursday = Valediction Thursday
Good Friday = Silent Friday or Deseration Friday
Ascension = Occultation
Pentacost = Illumination (same goes as for Triumph)
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby Polites » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:33 am

Added.
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby Polites » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 am

Added some Star Trek equivalents (credit to Axxell):

Klingons (Star Trek): Vlingons
Romulans (Star Trek): Ulurians
Star Trek: Stellaris
United Federation of Planets, "the Federation" (Star Trek): Alliance of United Systems, "the Alliance"
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby Sniperwestern » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:51 pm

Please add Mu'tazilah as a sect of Ahmadi religion

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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby jamescfm » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:52 am

From New Endralon's new CP:
Kalmyk= Kuzaki
Finnish= Sullestian

Kuzaki should also be removed as an equivalent to Japanese.
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Re: Real-Life Equivalents Index: feedback

Postby Martinulus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:38 pm

A few popular culture references:

Nintendo is Tenkoun, RPed a few centuries back as a large video games producer in Graaffsberg-Syakusen. According to my little search on where I'd left it off, it moved to Luthori under the Yukio-Labsburgs. Presumably they'd have moved back to Syakusen after the Imperial Septembrist Constitution, then to Luthori again during the Hulstrian Party regime.
Super Mario is Super José. Luigi was called Alejandro.
Subject of a small RP which started here: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7531&p=66696&hilit=Super+Jos%C3%A9#p66696

That was the only game I specified Tenkoun producing.
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