Trivia
2014-05-05 12:42:41
Anthologica Universe Atlas / Trivia

Trivia

Add a comment here (or click the "comment" link on this post) to create a new trivia factoid. Submissions should be brief, relate to your conworld or conlang, and provide at least one link back to source material (preferably, but not necessarily, hosted here on Anthologica.) The best facts for trivia are those that are either amusing, unusual, or might entice other authors interested in the same thing to read the link material and become inspired. Look to Wikipedia's "Did you know?" section for further inspirations on style and substance.
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6 years ago
You can convert simple Word documents to Anthologica articles! Save the document as "web page, filtered," open it with a plain text editor such as Notepad, and paste the body section into a wiki page. (Just make sure you set the wiki page format to HTML.) A tutorial for this will be available shortly.
5 years ago
The average diet of a Rekuan consists of 94% meat, and their digestive tract reacts violently whenever they consume too much plant matter. After a hunt, prey that are known herbivores and omnivores need to be gutted just in case they had recently fed.
5 years ago
London is further north than the southernmost of the Aleutians.
5 years ago
In Éqata, the phoneme /ŋ/, written ⟨q⟩, is actually closer to a nasalized fricative [ɣ̃].
5 years ago
Each character of the raàyepèye syllabary consists of at most one continuous path and one horizontal stroke.
a year ago
Felz Ficarott was among the first scholars to determine the existence of the Satic family of languages, part of the Megadelanean macrofamily and from which Hellesan and Tassalean descend.
9 months ago
Hellesan and other Euremegadelanean peoples have 36-hour days because ancient Cassardian astronomers, inspired by the circle of 360°, divided the day into 36 equal periods to make it more affordable to domestic needs.
4 months ago
In many Euremegadelanean cultures (and Hellesans aren't an exception to that) white and sky blue are the colours of mourning, not black, since both are allusive to clarity, sincerity, purity and hope.
10 months ago
In many Euremegadelanean cultures green is an eminently positive colour alluding to concepts like youth, life and vitality, calm or peace. Bluish shades, though, can refer to negative or ambivalent concepts like decadence, stagnation, senility or decrepitude.
a year ago
Sherese (native syerès), a regional subdialect of the Hellesan dialect of Gabalea, has a phonemic /ɱ/ for ‹v›, actually.
10 months ago
Viré "ruby", one of the shades of red, has been traditionaly considered the colour of well-to-do prostitutes in many Megadelanean countries, but in the Cassardian tradition it's the colour of bravery, extensively used by warriors and kings in their vestments, helmets, shields and armours.
a year ago
In the old Peran tradition personal names consist of a namas danatsu "given name" (selected among a few traditional names) followed by the name of the clan (bruku), the ratenamas "character(istic) name" or "persona name" and the hernessante "lineage" (the mother's surname).
5 years ago
In Hellea the most popular ball game may be dut "hoot", which in the Euremegadelanean countries is played in a league named Içornolve "owl ball", the championship game of which is known as Içorne Inandre "Superb Owl", also the name of its trophy.
5 years ago
With a grand total of /p t k m n f θ s ʃ x w r j/, Old Thuthic has the smallest known consonant inventory of any Indo-European language.
5 years ago
Before the Kútsumaakawavan "Unification of Time" of the Archlands, days started in different areas when their rulers woke, and ended when they slept.  In the modern era, one third of a society is working awake, a second third is resting asleep, and a third third is messing about at any given time.
5 years ago
In the wilds of Ash, the fog is more disaster than weather.
4 years ago
The Community of Anthologica is a country on the region known as Marvellous Realms of Wonder, in Syndyktea, one of the many continents of Theknownworld, a mirror universe of our reality.
4 years ago
Nobody goes to Iancogorencia. In fact, Iancogorencia comes to you.
9 months ago
In the Hall of Maps you can look up maps with various commentaries and descriptions of lands and the peoples that inhabit them.
4 years ago
The Ilian People's Republic was founded after the collapse of the Ilian Empire when the ruler at the time refused to pay tribute to the foreign soldiers supporting him, leading to their withdrawal.
4 years ago
The Telemor Banking Act requires that at least 20% of the value of paper Telemor Francs in circulation be backed by specie (gold, silver, or palladium) at conversion rates of XAG 1 = TLF 15; XAU 1 = TLF 750; and XPD 1 = TLF 300.
4 years ago
The Ärgh is the only river in Anthologica whose waters sound like a horde of yelling goats.
3 years ago
Ilian National Day is on the 27th of June, commemorating the establishment of the First Republic.
3 years ago
Anthologica is a confederal enlightened-absolutist crowned republic with Fashqueen Rhetorica as the permanent head of state.
3 years ago
Anthologican heraldry is the cultural tradition and style of coats of arms and other heraldic achievements in Anthologica. The Anthologican Heraldic Authority is responsible for the creation and granting of new coats of arms, flags and badges for Anthologican citizens, government agencies, as well as municipal, civic and other corporate bodies.
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