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Weird, exotic names

Posted by zhenkang on 3 June 2017 in English (English)

Came across an article about weird names like zzyzx I read here.

I know that in our world, there should be numerous 'weird' names that are still 'user-friendly'. In Commonia there are a bunch of them, like Port to Earth or Minn-Am-Gabots for towns.

I just want to know what other weird names are there, for towns, cities, places and even countries and states. Please post them here and their location, and even possible, write a rationale for each name. (Make sure these are mapped with quality before posting!)

I should praise Ūdilugbulgidħū for names like Ūdzđąnąrąt and Telkhug Ēkdŭn. I also favoured names like Khaiwoon, which is a quite exotic name, with, of course, quality mapping.

Comment from bhj867 on 3 June 2017 at 15:58

Raggleneth, Ikkingarth, Acapachiqui, Quafteneth, Runkum, Mococo, and Wacksantan

Are all towns loosely based on American Indian -type place names. The wascksantan and rag languages are dead languages and that region of Pretany was the base for those two tribes; now dead and gone excpect for those place names. There are others in thay region of Pretany that are also of that language group.

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Comment from bhj867 on 3 June 2017 at 16:03

By the way, mococo ia pronounced "mow(as in mow the yard)- susu"

And wacksantan is pronounced, "Wock (as in walk) santan (as in santa claus)"

Raggleneth is pronounced, "Rag-gul-neth"

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