History Main / LawOfAlienNames

18th Feb '17 8:56:58 AM Bruxist
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** Conversely, the visually Assyrian Dwemer mostly used piles of consonants as names, such as "Nblthd". The name of their high priest, Kagrenak, is one of the more vowel-laden Dwermer names in the whole series. Hardly ProudWarriorRaceGuys (although their military was impressive), the naming convention mostly reinforces their enigmatic nature and [[Naytheist alien culture]].

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** Conversely, the visually Assyrian Dwemer mostly used piles of consonants as names, such as "Nblthd". The name of their high priest, Kagrenak, is one of the more vowel-laden Dwermer names in the whole series. Hardly ProudWarriorRaceGuys (although their military was impressive), the naming convention mostly reinforces their enigmatic nature and [[Naytheist [[FlatEarthAtheist alien culture]].
18th Feb '17 8:56:27 AM Bruxist
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** Conversely, the visually Assyrian Dwemer mostly used piles of consonants as names, such as "Nblthd". The name of their high priest, Kagrenak, is one of the more vowel-laden Dwermer names in the whole series. Hardly ProudWarriorRaceGuys (although their military was impressive), the naming convention mostly reinforces their enigmatic nature and [[Naytheist alien culture]].
18th Feb '17 8:39:53 AM Bruxist
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** Quite a lot of Turian names mimic Latin, although Garrus Vakarian's surname sounds Armenian.



* All the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orsimer]] in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have names like "Bug gro-Muzgob". Nobody is surprised. Ditto goes for Wood Elves, High Elves, Argonians and Khajiits. The rest of the races are more down-to-earth: Bretons had old Briton names that were replaced in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' by French names, Dunmers have Assyrian-sounding names, Imperial names are CanisLatinicus, Nord names are Viking-like, and Redguard names are pretty much normal Anglo-Saxon.

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* All the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orsimer]] in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have names like "Bug gro-Muzgob". Nobody is surprised. Ditto goes for Wood Elves, High Elves, Argonians and Khajiits. The rest of the races are more down-to-earth: Bretons had old Briton names that were replaced in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' by French names, Dunmers Imperial names are CanisLatinicus, Dunmer have Assyrian-sounding names, Imperial names are CanisLatinicus, Nord names are Viking-like, sound vaguely... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, nordic]], with descriptive surnames, and Redguard names are pretty much normal Anglo-Saxon.all over the place.



** As of ''Skyrim'', Redgaurd naming conventions and culture have become a mixture of Arabic and Moorish. They now have names like Nazir, Saadia, and Iman. The latter being Arabic for 'faith'.
** Cyrodiilic names in ''Skyrim'' shifted from Latin to Italian (i.e. Adrienne Avenicci).

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** As of ''Skyrim'', Redgaurd Redguard naming conventions and culture have become a mixture of Arabic and Moorish. They now have names like Nazir, Saadia, and Iman. The latter being Arabic for 'faith'. \n This could, however, be explained as a regionalism, since the Redguards' country of Hammerfell is home to various sub-cultures, and the Redguard in ''Skyrim'' might have more ties with he Alik'r.
** Cyrodiilic names in ''Skyrim'' shifted from Latin to towards Italian (i.e. Adrienne Avenicci).Avenicci).
** Dunmer are a varied bunch. Velothi (Ashlanders and rural House Dunmer) names sound Assyrian, which works well with their native Daedra worship (most daedric ruins have similar names, such az Ashurnabitashpi). Noble names and associated locations veer into a strange linguistic mix, with names such as Baladas Demnevanni, Ranis Athrys or Ralen Hlaalo.
28th Jan '17 3:51:46 AM unokkun
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** Then again, the languages and orthographies very much follow the "harshness of language = harshness of species" rule: the Elvish languages Quenya and Sindarin are very vowel-heavy with a lot of L's and R's; particularly Quenya, which looks and sounds a lot like Latin. Non-Elvish languages seem to go in a scale from softer to harsher as follows: [[{{Atlantis}} Adû]][[AndManGrewProud naic]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarvish]] (which in the first drafts of the mythology were an evil race, later becoming neutral, and only turning good when ''Literature/TheHobbit'' became canon) and then of course [[BlackSpeech Orkish / Black Speech]]. Harshness is also reflected in the different orthographies ([[labelnote: such as:]]For Quenya, the spelling is quite based on Latin's (mind the hard C's and G's!), with accents for long vowels; Sindarin sounds less like Latin, but also uses its conventions for C/G and long vowels, with extra-long vowels marked with a circumflex. The harsher languages invariably use K instead of C and use circumflexes for simple long vowels.[[/labelnote]]).
6th Nov '16 11:41:42 AM wootzits
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* In ''KeroroGunsou'', the Keronian race and a select few from other alien races have names that adhere strictly to an ABB rhyming pattern. Keroro, Giroro, Tamama, Kururu, Dororo, you get the idea.

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* In ''KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', the Keronian race and a select few from other alien races have names that adhere strictly to an ABB rhyming pattern. Keroro, Giroro, Tamama, Kururu, Dororo, you get the idea.
22nd Sep '16 8:39:30 AM JoeMerl
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** An episode features the interplanetary registration lines to apply for Mars University. It's alphabetized by first letter of family name: A through J, K through Y, and the longest line, Z.

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** An episode features the interplanetary registration lines to apply for Mars University. It's alphabetized by first letter of family name: A through J, K through Y, and the longest line, Z. Guess which two were made up of humans and which one was all aliens.
13th Sep '16 1:46:42 PM MarqFJA
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The next letter will be an R or an L (sometimes both) OR an M or N. Next up is another vowel, usually followed by R/L or M/N. An R or L may be followed or substituted with another consonant, usually something soft. This would give us something like "Galdin" or "Gamar."

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The next letter will be either an R or an L (sometimes both) OR '''or''' either an M or N. Next up is another vowel, usually followed by R/L or M/N. An R or L may be followed or substituted with another consonant, usually something soft. This would give us something like "Galdin" or "Gamar."
30th Aug '16 1:00:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's reptilian Race from ''{{Worldwar}}'' have OnlyOneName each and it's inspired by {{Sssnaketalk}}. It's noted a few times that repeated letters in their names (such as the character Ttomalss) are sounded separately and are not compounded together. For the same reason, if the combination 'SH' is found in a name, it is pronounced 'ss-hh', not 'sh'.

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's reptilian Race from ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' have OnlyOneName each and it's inspired by {{Sssnaketalk}}. It's noted a few times that repeated letters in their names (such as the character Ttomalss) are sounded separately and are not compounded together. For the same reason, if the combination 'SH' is found in a name, it is pronounced 'ss-hh', not 'sh'.
8th Aug '16 4:37:40 PM ZimFan89
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* The now defunct ''FanFic/BothSyllables'' series expands on the [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Irken]] naming themes mentioned below. Specifically, it's stated that Irkens tend to have longer names, but contract them to a compound of the first letter and last syllable; for example, Zim's full name is '''Z'''ernin'''im''.

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* The now defunct ''FanFic/BothSyllables'' series expands on the [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Irken]] naming themes mentioned below. Specifically, it's stated that Irkens tend to have longer names, but contract them to a compound of the first letter and last syllable; for example, Zim's full name is '''Z'''ernin'''im''.'''Z'''ernin'''im'''.
8th Aug '16 4:37:27 PM ZimFan89
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* The now defunct ''FanFic/BothSyllables'' series expands on the [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Irken]] naming themes mentioned below. Specifically, it's stated that Irkens tend to have longer names, but contract them to a compound of the first letter and last syllable; for example, Zim's full name is '''Z'''ernin'''im''.
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