Posted by Nerobian on 27 August 2017 in English (English)

Hello all;

Just wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself. I have taken possession of AN137e, which is now the Commonwealth of Velthuria. The Velthurian language I will be using for naming is pretty much a re-working of Etruscan (I am a lover of ancient history). I have been interested in various aspects of world building for decades, love to collect maps and am a dedicated roadgeek.

I am very new to OpenStreetMap and JOSM, so I am very open to any constructive criticism regarding my mapping. I look forward to meeting everyone here and am looking forward to mapping out my new territory.

Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 27 August 2017 at 20:44

Hello! I'm looking forward to see another language on OGF, especially if it isn't spoken anymore. But I'm intrigued how are you going to solve the problem of it being an ancient language not adapted to the modern world (are you going to adapt existing words or borrow from other languages?). Anyway, enjoy your stay and good luck mapping!

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Comment from zhenkang on 27 August 2017 at 22:28

Where's your country? Looking forward to collaborate with you soon!

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Comment from kingfries on 27 August 2017 at 23:42

Welcome to OGF and welcome to the beautiful continent of Antarephia. For starters you might want to take an >extensive< look at all the provided FAQ sites and study real life examples. I'd also recommend choosing some location in e.g. Commonia and test out the editing functions. Start Geography first and then build your cities around that. Most people here, me included, make the mistake of diving into drawing some streets and connecting them by highways and calling it a day. Like I said, don't be Like me and waste time on stuff you'll have to delete later. Slow and steady keeps you going and Happy Mapping here at OGF. -The Kingdom of Pasalia

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Comment from Nerobian on 28 August 2017 at 22:18

In answer to the various questions:

  1. Regarding my use of Etruscan, I used a program called Vulgar language generator (I use the free version), you can give it custom phonemes and it will generate a language with a 200 word vocabulary list

2, My country is on the middle eastern coast of Antarephia, it borders AN 146 which is ver large, my nation, Velthuria is tiny, smaller than Israel.

Kingfries- I have taken some of your advice and am constantly looking up how things are tagged or what their relations are. I will try to bear down and focus more on the geography. I do have a rough idea in mind: most of my population will be along the coast, and a low mountain range will run along the coast, therefore my rivers will tend to be small and short (like the Tiber for instance) and flow from the mountains east into the sea. In fact I am taking a look at how you did your rivers and wetlands in the vicinity of Waterburgh.

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