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  1. #1
    Oyvind Gronnesby
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    Rjurik Province Names

    Some of the Rjurik province names are taken directly from some atlas and
    put in (with no thought of what those names really mean). Others are just
    combinations of words put together. Some of these are quite funny :-)
    Here is a translation:
    -Veikanger (capital of Hogunmark); City of the Weak
    -Udvika (province in Sjordvik); a vik is a smaller fjord. This is a
    mountain province far in the mainland of the continent.
    -Bjornoya (province in the Realm of the White Witch); Isle of the Bear.
    This province is not an isle. It's a forest province far away from the coast.
    -Nordcapp (province in the Realm of the White Witch); Nordkapp is in fact
    the most northern point of Norway.
    -Soroya (province in the Realm of the White Witch); the Southern Isle,
    this is not an isle, but at least it's a coastal province.
    -Inherad & Mandal (provinces in the Realm of the White Witch); Innherred
    and Mandal are counties in the vicinity of where I live. So this is a
    little entertaining.

    Most of the other province names are either just made up to sound
    Scandinavian or there is some Swedish or Danish (or maybe even Icelandic)
    that I don't get.
    Have fun.


    Oyvind Gronnesby

  2. #2
    Trizt
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    Rjurik Province Names

    On 19-Aug-98, you wrote:

    - -> Some of the Rjurik province names are taken directly from some atlas and
    - -> put in (with no thought of what those names really mean). Others are just
    - -> combinations of words put together. Some of these are quite funny :-)
    - -> Here is a translation:
    - -> -Veikanger (capital of Hogunmark); City of the Weak.

    Don't forget Svinoy Island.... it's a bit stupid to have the Island word
    twice even if it's in different languages.

    - -> Most of the other province names are either just made up to sound
    - -> Scandinavian or there is some Swedish or Danish (or maybe even Icelandic)
    - -> that I don't get.
    I suppose you are refering to the Finnic names like Jurva and Oulu.
    Jokkajoen - The River of Jokka's ... (A Sami word or name for which I don't
    know a translation).
    Lemnjohen - I guess this is made up name, but "johen" is the Carelian word
    for river.

    There are some swedish towns names like Pitea, Boden and Torne.

    For those who don't know, the Finnic (Finnish/Carelian/Sami/Esthonian...)
    aren't related to the North Germanic languages
    (Norwegian/Danish/Swedish/Icelandic...). I guess this is "news" for the
    Birthright development group.

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  3. #3
    Sindre Berg
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    Rjurik Province Names

    Oyvind Gronnesby wrote:

    > Some of the Rjurik province names are taken directly from some atlas
    > and
    > put in (with no thought of what those names really mean). Others are
    > just
    > combinations of words put together. Some of these are quite funny :-)
    > Here is a translation:
    > -Veikanger (capital of Hogunmark); City of the Weak
    > -Udvika (province in Sjordvik); a vik is a smaller fjord. This is a
    > mountain province far in the mainland of the continent.
    > -Bjornoya (province in the Realm of the White Witch); Isle of the
    > Bear.
    > This province is not an isle. It's a forest province far away from the
    > coast.
    > -Nordcapp (province in the Realm of the White Witch); Nordkapp is in
    > fact
    > the most northern point of Norway.
    > -Soroya (province in the Realm of the White Witch); the Southern
    > Isle,
    > this is not an isle, but at least it's a coastal province.
    > -Inherad & Mandal (provinces in the Realm of the White Witch);
    > Innherred
    > and Mandal are counties in the vicinity of where I live. So this is a
    > little entertaining.
    >
    > Most of the other province names are either just made up to sound
    > Scandinavian or there is some Swedish or Danish (or maybe even
    > Icelandic)
    > that I don't get.
    > Have fun.
    >
    > Oyvind Gronnesby
    >
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    > I was just about to send a similar message to the list...
    I especially like Trondelaag (Tr├Şndelag, a area in Norway)


    Sindre

  4. #4
    einarh@fagerborg.vgs.n
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    Rjurik Province Names

    >-> Some of the Rjurik province names are taken directly from some atlas and
    >-> put in (with no thought of what those names really mean). Others are just
    >-> combinations of words put together. Some of these are quite funny :-)
    >-> Here is a translation:
    >-> -Veikanger (capital of Hogunmark); City of the Weak.
    >
    >Don't forget Svinoy Island.... it's a bit stupid to have the Island word
    >twice even if it's in different languages.
    >
    >-> Most of the other province names are either just made up to sound
    >-> Scandinavian or there is some Swedish or Danish (or maybe even Icelandic)
    >-> that I don't get.
    >I suppose you are refering to the Finnic names like Jurva and Oulu.
    > Jokkajoen - The River of Jokka's ... (A Sami word or name for which I don't
    >know a translation).
    > Lemnjohen - I guess this is made up name, but "johen" is the Carelian word
    >for river.
    >
    >There are some swedish towns names like Pitea, Boden and Torne.
    >
    >For those who don't know, the Finnic (Finnish/Carelian/Sami/Esthonian...)
    >aren't related to the North Germanic languages
    >(Norwegian/Danish/Swedish/Icelandic...). I guess this is "news" for the
    >Birthright development group.

    Here are a few norwegian:
    Nordcapp (Nordkapp in norwegian)
    Leivika
    Bjarnheim
    Trondelag

    I haven't tried to run them all down, but prolly most of the names of human
    rjurik provinces are from scandinavia and northern lands.

    Siebharrin the Lich

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    >Don't forget Svinoy Island.... it's a bit stupid to have the Island word
    >twice even if it's in different languages.
    >
    Svinoy also means 'of the pig' in Russian... And I can comment on some of the Vos names :)

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    Oyvind Gronnesby
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    Rjurik Province Names

    At 21:22 19.08.98 +0200, you wrote:
    >Oyvind Gronnesby wrote:
    >
    >> Some of the Rjurik province names are taken directly from some atlas
    >> and
    >> put in (with no thought of what those names really mean). Others are
    >> just
    >> combinations of words put together. Some of these are quite funny :-)
    >> Most of the other province names are either just made up to sound
    >> Scandinavian or there is some Swedish or Danish (or maybe even
    >> Icelandic)
    >> that I don't get.
    >> Have fun.
    >>
    >> Oyvind Gronnesby
    >>
    >> ****************
    >> ************************************************** ********
    >> To unsubscribe from this list send mail to majordomo@mpgn.com with the
    >> line
    >> 'unsubscribe birthright' as the body of the message.
    >
    > I was just about to send a similar message to the list...
    >I especially like Trondelaag (Tr├Şndelag, a area in Norway)
    >
    >
    >Sindre

    I kind of like live in Trondheim (the 'capitol' of Tr├Şndelag).

    Oyvind Gronnesby :-)

  7. #7
    Thomas Heinig
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    Rjurik Province Names

    Okay, but I live in Germany, where we have a nice city called
    Garmisch-Partenkirchen near the Alpes. And look to the (i think so)
    Magebook. There is a NPC called Garmish of Partenkirchen ;-)

    Tommy.

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    Datum: Mittwoch, 19. August 1998 18:33
    Betreff: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Rjurik Province Names


    >Some of the Rjurik province names are taken directly from some atlas and
    >put in (with no thought of what those names really mean). Others are just
    >combinations of words put together. Some of these are quite funny :-)
    >Here is a translation:
    > -Veikanger (capital of Hogunmark); City of the Weak
    > -Udvika (province in Sjordvik); a vik is a smaller fjord. This is a
    >mountain province far in the mainland of the continent.
    > -Bjornoya (province in the Realm of the White Witch); Isle of the Bear.
    >This province is not an isle. It's a forest province far away from the
    coast.
    > -Nordcapp (province in the Realm of the White Witch); Nordkapp is in fact
    >the most northern point of Norway.
    > -Soroya (province in the Realm of the White Witch); the Southern Isle,
    >this is not an isle, but at least it's a coastal province.
    > -Inherad & Mandal (provinces in the Realm of the White Witch); Innherred
    >and Mandal are counties in the vicinity of where I live. So this is a
    >little entertaining.
    >
    >Most of the other province names are either just made up to sound
    >Scandinavian or there is some Swedish or Danish (or maybe even Icelandic)
    >that I don't get.
    >Have fun.
    >
    >
    >Oyvind Gronnesby
    >
    >************************************************* **************************
    >>'unsubscribe birthright' as the body of the message.
    >

  8. #8
    MANTA
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    Rjurik Province Names

    - ----------
    > From: Aleksei Andrievski
    > >Don't forget Svinoy Island.... it's a bit stupid to have the Island word
    > >twice even if it's in different languages.
    > >
    > Svinoy also means 'of the pig' in Russian... And I can comment on some of
    the Vos names :)

    Please do!!!
    :-)))

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