Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Spelling

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> World in Flames >> Tech Support >> Spelling Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Spelling - 1/3/2019 7:46:41 AM   
nukkxx5058


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/3/2005
Status: offline
Hi, I would like to report two spelling mistakes on the map.
Lyon and Marseille dont't take an "s" at the end.
Nantes is OK. :-)
Post #: 1
RE: Spelling - 1/3/2019 12:23:37 PM   
Centuur


Posts: 8134
Joined: 6/3/2011
From: Hoorn (NED).
Status: online
MWIF use the English spelling. Marseilles and Lyons is correct according to those rules...

_____________________________

Peter

(in reply to nukkxx5058)
Post #: 2
RE: Spelling - 1/3/2019 2:54:12 PM   
nukkxx5058


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/3/2005
Status: offline
Wondering where the "s" comes from ... and the reason for adding it.
It sounds like "New-Yorks" or "Chicagos"

To me it's more like an old typo that is repeated again and again ...
Let's check what Google, an American firm, is doing in its English version >>

But anyway, no big deal ;-)




Attachment (1)

(in reply to Centuur)
Post #: 3
RE: Spelling - 1/3/2019 3:28:02 PM   
TeaLeaf


Posts: 389
Joined: 11/5/2014
Status: offline
Strange thing this english spelling in WIF.

Look at The Netherlands for example (where I am from):
- "The Hague" is spelled completely different from "Den Haag" (how the native yokels spell it);
- "Amstedam" and "Rotterdam" are spelled exactly how we do it (I am also a dutch native);
- Same with "Afsluitdijk", a perfectly spelled dutch word...

I can imagine the dutch would also frown if the english spelling would be "Amsterdams", "Rotterdams", "The Hagues" or "afsluitdijks" .

Funny

(in reply to nukkxx5058)
Post #: 4
RE: Spelling - 1/4/2019 5:31:49 AM   
Courtenay


Posts: 3280
Joined: 11/12/2008
Status: offline
English spelling has always done strange things to other people's cities: Rome and Vienna come to mind. Sometimes the English spelling strikes me as more euphonious (Cologne vs Koln); other times, well, not. The worst, in my opinion, is changing Livorno to Leghorn. What were they thinking? (Whoever "they" is!)

_____________________________

I thought I knew how to play this game....

(in reply to TeaLeaf)
Post #: 5
RE: Spelling - 1/4/2019 10:10:11 AM   
nukkxx5058


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/3/2005
Status: offline
I admitt the spelling is correct as per the time period.
See a 1916 map in English >





Attachment (1)

(in reply to Courtenay)
Post #: 6
RE: Spelling - 1/4/2019 10:13:03 AM   
nukkxx5058


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/3/2005
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Courtenay

English spelling has always done strange things to other people's cities: Rome and Vienna come to mind. Sometimes the English spelling strikes me as more euphonious (Cologne vs Koln); other times, well, not. The worst, in my opinion, is changing Livorno to Leghorn. What were they thinking? (Whoever "they" is!)



(in reply to Courtenay)
Post #: 7
RE: Spelling - 1/6/2019 7:49:15 PM   
rkr1958


Posts: 15230
Joined: 5/21/2009
Status: online
I also get confused on how to spell Romania or is it Rumania?

_____________________________

Ronnie

(in reply to nukkxx5058)
Post #: 8
RE: Spelling - 1/8/2019 5:40:53 AM   
BrianJH


Posts: 168
Joined: 5/4/2014
From: Melbourne, Australia
Status: offline
For those that own Wif CE, have any of you noticed how Harry has spelt Cameroon on the map?




He has used the French derivation, including Lyon and Marseille.

Brian.


Attachment (1)

< Message edited by BrianJH -- 1/8/2019 5:41:46 AM >

(in reply to rkr1958)
Post #: 9
RE: Spelling - 1/8/2019 8:54:21 AM   
Joseignacio


Posts: 1956
Joined: 5/8/2009
From: Madrid, Spain
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Courtenay

English spelling has always done strange things to other people's cities: Rome and Vienna come to mind. Sometimes the English spelling strikes me as more euphonious (Cologne vs Koln); other times, well, not. The worst, in my opinion, is changing Livorno to Leghorn. What were they thinking? (Whoever "they" is!)


All languages keep some cities names as they were or as they were known in the old times, for example in Spanish, London is Londres, both far from the original Londinium. There are many examples like this. Nowadays many people keep using Ceylan in Spanish even though they changed their name to Sri Lanka, for example...

Livorno for Leghorn has no excuse

But Cologne/Köln... originally the name was Colonia Agrippina, so I guess the English historical name for this city seems to be closer to the original one.

< Message edited by Joseignacio -- 1/8/2019 8:55:07 AM >

(in reply to Courtenay)
Post #: 10
RE: Spelling - 1/8/2019 12:29:58 PM   
Courtenay


Posts: 3280
Joined: 11/12/2008
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Joseignacio

quote:

ORIGINAL: Courtenay

English spelling has always done strange things to other people's cities: Rome and Vienna come to mind. Sometimes the English spelling strikes me as more euphonious (Cologne vs Koln); other times, well, not. The worst, in my opinion, is changing Livorno to Leghorn. What were they thinking? (Whoever "they" is!)


All languages keep some cities names as they were or as they were known in the old times, for example in Spanish, London is Londres, both far from the original Londinium. There are many examples like this. Nowadays many people keep using Ceylan in Spanish even though they changed their name to Sri Lanka, for example...

Livorno for Leghorn has no excuse

But Cologne/Köln... originally the name was Colonia Agrippina, so I guess the English historical name for this city seems to be closer to the original one.

I have always thought it strange that they kept the adjective, Colonia, for that city, and not the proper name, Agrippina. Agrippina is distinctive; there are many places that could be called "Colony". Oh, well.

_____________________________

I thought I knew how to play this game....

(in reply to Joseignacio)
Post #: 11
RE: Spelling - 1/8/2019 1:07:47 PM   
Joseignacio


Posts: 1956
Joined: 5/8/2009
From: Madrid, Spain
Status: offline
I guess that for people living < 100 km away Colonia Agrippina was "the Colonia", at those times.

In Spain we have a city called León (which would seem to come from Leo=Lion). Nop, it comes from Legio VII and Legio VI winter quarters. We have also Emerita Augusta ("Mérida" but not "Augusta"), and others.

As an exception that keep the full name : Zaragoza (Cesar+Augusta- Zar+Augusta, like the russians would call the Cesar) ...

< Message edited by Joseignacio -- 1/8/2019 1:13:40 PM >

(in reply to Courtenay)
Post #: 12
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> World in Flames >> Tech Support >> Spelling Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.166