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Wesnoth names

Post by Drakefriend » December 25th, 2009, 1:07 pm

Which rules are there for names in Wesnoth?

For example:
:arrow: Where does the necromancers' "Mal" mean ?
:arrow: Are there family names,what rule(s) follow them?(Malin and Dela Keshar,Gwiti and Nati Ha'atel (surname),but Li'sar and Ana'sar ,Ro'Arthian and Ro'Sarthian(by suffix,although the letter case is ambigous becaus the great similarity)
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Re: Wesnoth names

Post by AI » December 25th, 2009, 4:12 pm

Mal
As for the family names, there are no established rules, so just make something up that's internally consistent and doesn't sound too earth-like.

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Re: Wesnoth names

Post by melinath » December 25th, 2009, 8:38 pm

I agree! However, I'd suggest that the 'sar Li'sar and Ana'sar may not be indicating family. That is, it may be a name particle that is passed down, but more like a middle name than a family name.

Perhaps you could compile a list of human names through the (Wesnoth) ages - you may find these helpful. That could be used to find some rules, perhaps - though most people probably don't have last names simply because it's easier that way (and realistically, they wouldn't necessarily need to use them or even have them. Medieval names often consisted of "this is where I'm from!" or "This is what I do!" or "This person was my father!" because within the small area someone usually traveled, they were the only person with that name, or one of a few.)

It could be worth asking ESR about that language thing he was working on... I can't find the link right now. Meh.

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Re: Wesnoth names

Post by thespaceinvader » December 26th, 2009, 10:00 am

Just a brief note: it's the Ro' that the two liches from NR share - they are Ro'Arthian and Ro'Sothian.
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Re: Wesnoth names

Post by Drakefriend » December 27th, 2009, 11:55 am

thespaceinvader wrote:Just a brief note: it's the Ro' that the two liches from NR share - they are Ro'Arthian and Ro'Sothian.
So it is not ambigous(the Ro' was meant with ambigous).So there might be also family "prefixes" as with Germanic names: The family members' names start with a similar or same syllabe.
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Re: Wesnoth names

Post by thespaceinvader » December 27th, 2009, 11:21 pm

As others already mentioned, there are no hard rules about naming - as long as you're consistent within your campaign, that's fine.
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