Talk:The Name of this Planet
I think that this planet should have a name. A year ago or so I was drawing a map of a country and I thought of what would be the name of the planet that it was located? What planetary system would it be located? So, when I found out about OGF, I made myself the same question - What would be the name of this planet?. A perfect one would fit, of course. I would to discuss this topic and have a name for our planet.
Here's my suggestion - I think it sould be called Skripremn, the planet that I created myself.
- For myself, I have been calling the world "Ojieff" (English, but it sounds vaguely slavic) and "Ojefe" (Spanish) and "Ojigu" (오지구 in Korean but a pun on "jigu" which means "world"), playing with the letters OGF but imagining that the fact that the name sounds like those letters is just a linguistic coincidence. I agree with Bhj that we should collect suggestions and then vote. Is this where we are collecting them? However, it is worth pointing out that our world needn't have a standardized name - after all, our earth has at least as many names as it has languages, and just English uses "Earth," "the world," "Terra," all with slightly different semantics. --Ardisphere (talk) 03:34, 26 August 2014 (CEST)
- To me, if we emphasize a separate name for the planet, we risk making it sound too "sci-fi." If someone mentions the Planet Plurpux, for example, I start to imagine strange alien creatures, bizarre unearthly landscapes, etc. With this place, I don't think of it as a faraway planet, but more like an alternative reality. We have the same plants, animals, humans, technologies, etc., so I prefer to use terms like "the world" "the globe" and "the planet" (avoiding the term "Earth" because obviously this is not the Earth). If I had to suggest a standard English name for this planet, I'd probably say "Erth" because it would sound the same as "Earth" and make you think of Earth, even though it's not Earth. You could use it in the same way as "Earth" too, such as "Mother Erth," "Erth Day," "The Erth," etc. Whatever name is picked, I hope it would help express the fact that this place is really more like Earth than some weird alien world. --Isleño (talk) 04:47, 26 August 2014 (CEST)
- I like Isleño's point - it is in the same spirit as the renaming of English as Ingerish, for example. I suppose my term "Ojieff" has a more "alien" feel, though the Korean pun "Ojigu" has an identical semantic feel, to me, as "Erth" in English. Bhj's "Geon" is arguably the same sort of pun but using Greek etymology. --Ardisphere (talk) 05:53, 26 August 2014 (CEST)
- Maybe Geon, Erth and Ojigu could be part of a pattern that can apply to any language borrowed from the real world, where the OGF name would be slightly different from the real name, for example Earth → Erth in English, Geo → Geon in Greek, Jigu → Ojigu in Korean, etc. That way each language could have its own name for the planet, just as they do in the real world, with none of the names exactly the same as Earth but all of them suggesting it. --Isleño (talk) 00:20, 27 August 2014 (CEST)
- So resuming, we need to have more suggestion so we can vote and have a name for this planet, with its variants in all languages. Probably the name, seeing in the discussion that we are having, should have a relation between Earth and a non science fiction world alien type thing. --Ddtuga (talk) 00:08, 28 August 2014 (CEST)
- I agree with Isleño too, about the "alien names", but I think the name can change because the languages. The latinized "Terre" could be a good name to my "portuguese speakers" countries, and "Erth" to the countries where English/Ingerish is spoken. Ardisphere speaks korean, so, there would be a diferent name like "Ojigu". And there are countries in OGF speaking slavics, nordics and germanics languages...
In real world, there is "Earth", "Terra", "Zemlia", "Erde", "Terre", "Tokë", "Chikyu"... Geon is a very good name too. In my "luslandese/brasonian (portuguese) speakers" countries, I could name the planet "Térria". In portuguese the correct name is "Terra"...
about the location, I think in "OGF planet" like a paralel universe, in the same place of Earth, in the same Solar System.
BMSOUZA, november 2nd 2014
- I don't think this planet should have a name, for the same reason Isleño mentioned and because our Earth doesn't really have a name either; originally the word 'earth' is just the solid ground we live on, as opposed to the sky/heaven. Naming would only be useful to identify one entity from similar entities (that's why people, cities etc. have names), but as there is no other earth with people living on it that has to be distinguished from our own (from the point of view of the ficticious people living on our planet), a name doesn't seem necessary. I would therefore also go for translations of 'earth', 'soil', 'ground' etc. --Rasmus Rasmusson (talk) 21:45, 3 April 2015 (CEST)
As for the basic idea, Erth seems most fitting in English, and Geon sounds good too. Don't personally know Korean but it seems like having the general names fit okay, because they, like Earth, mean more like "land" than "this other alien planet."
But while we are on the planet part, if we imagine this "Erth" as the same third planet from the sun, with the Space Exploration Coordinating Agency, what planets or trips are they actually doing? For a while I wanted to talk of a realistic rover mission in the wiki (as the FSA (Freedemian Space Agency) is a large part of SECA and I had imagined launching a large rover mission from the Freedemian Space Launch Pad thingy in like the early 90's called the Pertinacity Rover as a pun on Curiosity and Discovery) but not knowing what was generally accepted scientific fact involving our solar system in the OGF world I couldn't. --Ernestpcosby (talk) 22:25, 10 November 2015 (CET)
So maybe he question should be: 'what is the name of this planet in Ingerish (and other languages from the real planet that we happen to speak on this imaginary planet)'. It could be 'Erth' in Ingerish, maybe there is a consensus on that in some parts of it - but obviously not everyone on the planet speaks that language, and not everyone who speaks that language talks to each other, so it basically must be able to have any name you like! --Udilugbuldigu (talk) 23:55, 10 November 2015 (CET)
On the other subject, I have 2 countries that would support exploratory space missions, one of them you may not want, but the other is in development and would be happy to contribute soon. A mission to Møn maybe, or even as far as Plootow? ;) It is already overdue.
- Any nation is free to join the SECA as long as they have an active or in planning space exploration agency. :P Feel free to add your nations to the list on the wiki page. But yeah, the more we figure out things like the basic solar system the more realistic we can make space endeavors so that they do not have that science fiction feel (we want it to be as realistic as possible). --Ernestpcosby (talk) 00:40, 11 November 2015 (CET)
- I'll guess you've seen that Ūdzđąnąrąt does have an active space program, the only issue is that it is run by the intelligence agency Telkhug Ēkdŭn, which is rather secretive, although it is a member of the International Workers Alliance. I doubt TE would be very welcome in the SECA? But, as soon as I can, I'll get Ionadàlba into SECA - and plan to map a few radio-observatories, maybe a SETI program too. It will at least be there if something turns up! --Udilugbuldigu (talk) 01:58, 11 November 2015 (CET)