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Ohesia: collaborative country Kalmish (german) / Ohesian (conlang)

Posted by sude on 2 October 2020 in Spanish (Español)

Wiki has many troubles for the moment, so I decided to addapt the content of OGF:Ohesia to a user diary and also make you part of this project. Here I go.


Ohesia (Oǵemetézt in ohesian and Ochezien in kalmish) is a country located in northern Antarephia. It consists of a federation composed by about 8 regions (which still don't have a name).

This country was an old kalmish colony and its linguistic situation is similar to South Africa. Kalmish is specially spoken in the capital and its surroundings, and a native language (conlang) is spoken in most of the rest of the country. The size of the country is about the size of Honduras.

Name of the country

The main idea is to create a similiar situation to real life Turkey and Turkmenistan. Ohemian language is the main language of the Antarephian family as well as turkish is of the Turkic family.

Who can map

Everybody is invited to map in this collaborative country, specially german people. Regarding the languages that will be used, there is further information down below.

Collaboration Rules

(A part of this point is copied from the OGF:Moonshine Archipelago wikipage, a nice project with similar characteristics that shows that collaboration can work)

Things you can do at anytime without asking. But be aware that concurrent editing without coordination may result in conflicts. Make sure to know how to resolve them.

  • Map new villages (pop. ~500 - 30 000) and connect them with roads
  • Extend existing villages within a reasonable amount
  • Build tertiary and secondary roads
  • Improve existing villages with buildings and details
  • Add natural features
  • Create inner borders

Things everybody wants to do, but we don't need too many of them or we need coordination. Remember it is not a blue territory

  • Build primary roads
  • Naming major features

Things we just wont allow even if you ask us. Exceptions may still be possible in certain circumstances with a very good reason.

  • Build motorways or trunk roads or any kind of railways
  • Name things you haven't yet mapped
  • Leave untagged nodes/ways or other temporary stuff behind for longer than a few days
  • Use other than kalmish (german) or ohesian (conlang) [engish will be accepted provisionaly]. Real world names are forbidden

Languages

There are 2 spoken languages:

  • kalmish (green)
  • conlang (pink) This map is only a stub, and two relations will exist in mapping to make clearer where each language is spoken. The areas must be respected.

About the implemention of the conlang, users have two options:

  • Mapping in English, and then the names could be translated
  • Getting in touch with the conlang, which is implemented using an excel file in which all the usefull words are included. (If so, send a message to me saying that you are interested in mapping in conlang)

The conlang is part of the Antarephian family (you can check it in the wiki when possible) and it has many common words with other languages like Lyrian, Holmic or Ohemian.

Any doubt or question will be replied here, as well as you can send private messages. Hope you like it and I'd be glad to see you in Ohesia

Place names

I created this document in order to help users with toponymy.

Location: -24,647, 37,562

Comment from MisterBean on 4 October 2020 at 10:45

How about, for adding more regional diversity, different dialects are developed for different regions?

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Comment from sude on 4 October 2020 at 11:34

@MisterBean When I was thinking in this project, I got inspired by Yugoslavia. In that country, there were some similar languages and their border were not exactly accurate regarding the political borders.

For Ohesia I took that I idea, incluiding a colonial language like South Africa. For the native countries, I thought about 2 conlangs from the same family. I haven't talked about it because a conlang is already ok for the moment, and if it works, I could include a second one.

This future conlang would be similar to actual Ohesian, so a situation Spanish-Portuguese could exist. That's to say, two languages that are very similar, but they would have some significant spelling changes that could make them look different.

Here you can see a stub map about languages that I did when thinking about the country (which may differ a bit regarding the map that I post in the user diary, because this photo is a little earlier):

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Comment from MisterBean on 4 October 2020 at 16:02

Also a simplified German pidgin would be good.

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Comment from sude on 4 October 2020 at 18:25

I would not consider this a pidgin, but it's something like filipino or Mariana language.

Each language of this family has many loanwords from the languages that influenced them. For example, the conlang that is spoken in SM (lyrian) has its source of new words in Spanish, while Ohesian has it in German.

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Comment from Marcello on 6 October 2020 at 12:40

Interesting.

Mind if I take on the northernmost of the 4 islands near Kgocpa to have a try ? Just to see how 'Kalm clashes with the tropics' would work out. Mapping would be kalmish mainly.

Marcello

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Comment from sude on 6 October 2020 at 20:29

@Marcello For sure. Go ahead!!

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Comment from Naedorcian on 6 October 2020 at 21:52

I'm not sure if we are allowed but if so, how can I change portions of the coastline to make it more detailed? Not completely change the shape of the country or islands, but just make it more detailed?

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Comment from sude on 6 October 2020 at 22:41

Yes! The actual coast is just a draft. As soon as I'll have more free time I'll start to detail it (you could check some of my works in SM), but if others users can work in it too it would be even better.

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