Ôrnêstán existed to confuse English speakers.
Ôrnêstán existed to confuse English speakers.
Cousin: Ütvéb (gender neutral) ♀: Ütvébírúd ♂: Ütvébíréd
Niece/Nephew: Züdvéb (gender neutral) ♀: Züdvébírúd ♂: Züdvébíréd
Honorary Terms (for unrelated individuals)
Word-Parent: Šïlmívên (denoting an older unrelated individual of close familial bond and/or parent’s lover)
Word-Child(ren): Dûlígâên(zé) (denoting a younger unrelated individual with whom you have a close familial bond)
Word-Sibling: Büqwâázvíd(zé) (denoting a unrelated individual of similar age with whom you have a close familial bond)
"Word" in the usage of honorary terms simply means that you are connected by words and not by blood, you have this connection thanks to a long relationship of speaking and time spent together rather than genetics. Obviously this is only used in translation, the terms in Ôrnêstán have inherent meaning and do not directly translate.
Improved Ôrnêstán lettering, now with the Roman letters they represent.
The Ôrnêstán alphabet is a phonetic, unlike the English one. Every letter represents a singular sound and does not change the sounds of the letter around them.
Letters are related based on mouth shape made while saying the letter.
Well the last map had errors on it that I only saw after I uploaded it (of course), so I reworked it and fixed those and now it even comes with zoomed in versions of each part woo!! (Right click and select “open link in new tab” to see ‘em good and big.)
Vêld édâá örnt Jess. Nê örnê human. Nê örnê ól fáfnó. Nê prïdímtlï káréŋ tétyâ nê fsélíl. Ág tétyâ örnt yáĵô blüldín.
Well not an exact thing because the grammar is in English, but YEP. Pronounciation. Sadly lacking in some of the more interesting sounds, so I’ll have to do another soon.
I finished the largest continent, changed some names of landmarks from before. Got 5 more to do out f a total of 7, the rest are much smaller.
Qástánê has two dominant races who actually build cities: Rélîqûn and Ôrnês (Trémtónť are a servant race to Ôrnês and are sort of lumped in with them, they’re the ones that physically build cities while Ôrnês sort of direct them and take the credit). Mélônéŗ is the native home of the Támtqên. Basically you can tell what areas have predominantly one species or the other based on the cities’ names. There are small outposts of invading forces on both continents.
I’ll do zoomed in versions of the formed administrative districts one of these days. :V (click through for a bigger view)
While making this map I’ve sort of decided that “H” is no longer a letter in Ornestan, because it’s too similar to “Q” (as in loch) and I just end up making it “Q” so you know what it’s ALL “Q” NOW CLEAR YOUR THROAT THROUGH THE WHOLE LANGUAGE.
LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY WAITING FOR MAPPIN’S I’m going to get it tomorrow, for now, rest.
Also added some firths (I guess?) in the Strait of Bays between the two landmasses. They were made by river erosion, I mean they’re at the equator so they definitely aren’t fjords. I’ve been looking for the name for them but I have no idea and firth seemed the best so there we go. x_x
Ketye, for latinumcatlady for the Original Works Secret Snowflake.
I’d be lying if I said that Ketye didn’t give me a hard time. Her creator has clearly put a LOT of thought into their world and the species of creatures that live in it. Seriously, check out their blog sometime— it has everything from different types of dresses based on region to detailed world maps— it’s amazing!
I only hope I could catch a shadow of a moment that Ketye spends to herself, re-reading books that she’s already read countless times before.
Aah, I love it! Thank you!! <3
And you flatter me friend. Gosh, I’m blushing. (✿◠‿◠)
Ŋêlôrán is predominantly a red sand desert that stretches from the lower equatorial region to the polar region of the Southern hemisphere. While its temperatures can reach between 80-90F (27-32C) it is generally much cooler- even having freezing temperatures during the night, especially in the south.
Dress in this area is modest and of solid color, usually navy or dark purple. Very rarely is embroidery employed as a form of decoration on the clothing, it is normally used for decorative hangings and blankets instead. These items are passed down family lines, especially blankets which help combat the chilly evenings.
The long under and top dress serve to keep warm as well as keep the dust and sand off the body.The face covering is optional, also to keep dust out of the nose. Veils are not worn out of religious obligation or ideas of modesty and are instead worn as a way to keep the hair out of the way (much like the southern/mountain tradition). During festivals, though there is really no special dress to speak of, hair will be worn down and uncovered.
For every day wear they use a set of plain leather shoes as protection from sand, which still gets hot in the sun despite temperate climate. In the winter they wear a boot much like what is worn in the southern/mountain tradition. Their coats also have a similar style, likely due to their overlay in southern Ŋêlôrán. Coats are rarely needed in the northern part of the region.