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== Languages ==
 
== Languages ==
 
[[File:Ardencia languages.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Ardencia languages zones]]
 
[[File:Ardencia languages.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Ardencia languages zones]]
[[Ardencia]] (AR045) is meant to be colonised by French (''[[Franquese]]'') in the North and Poles (''[[Galician]]s'') in the South and their languages should be used on the map in respective territories. In the very North also English may be present but this should be reasonably limited when it is possible.
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[[Ardencia]] (AR045) is meant to be colonised by French (''[[Franquese]]'') in the North and Poles (''[[Lechian]]s'') in the South and their languages should be used on the map in respective territories. In the very North also English may be present but this should be reasonably limited when it is possible.
  
 
Before colonization the country was inhabited by indigenous peoples - mostly similar to North American Indians but also Aleuts, Inuits or Ainu. Words from these languages can be used as derivatives of place names. There can be present some reservations for them. Indigenous cultures may also use language created by user - a conlang - but the creation should be associated with languages mentioned before or not associated with real world languages at all.
 
Before colonization the country was inhabited by indigenous peoples - mostly similar to North American Indians but also Aleuts, Inuits or Ainu. Words from these languages can be used as derivatives of place names. There can be present some reservations for them. Indigenous cultures may also use language created by user - a conlang - but the creation should be associated with languages mentioned before or not associated with real world languages at all.

Latest revision as of 14:42, 9 April 2020

The territories of Ar045.png Ardencia (AR045) are not independent countries. They are provinces or municipalities/powiats within the larger AR045.

For territory owners here, declaring "independence" isn't an option, so before requesting a state, please be sure you understand the following points:

  1. Ardencia is not mimicking any country from the real world, therefore it is important to read this article before taking decision on starting mapping here. This is a highly developed country with a strong economy and a diverse culture formed by immigrants from around the globe, as well as the indigenous peoples of the continent.
  2. Teamwork is important. Any decisions about shared questions of economy, history, culture, etc, should be discussed as a team. Geographic coordination is also necessary — for example, every territory owner should be familiar with the sketch map below to help coordinate issues of climate, topography, etc. Before taking any action that affects your neighbor states, you should talk about it with them first.
  3. Have fun! This is the second real "superpower" of the OGF world and we expect it to be a dynamic new place with lots of mappers working together to build something really amazing. We urge everyone involved to have fun and help make it the best country anywhere.


In order to guide members who whould like to be part of this project, some informations and proposals have been added to this page (the maps on that page are just there to show the main ideas) :

Geographic context

Ardencia geography
  • Geography of the country should resamble Northern France or Poland in the North and Canada or Finland in the South.
  • The coastal zone is the most important and attractive part of Ardencia where most of the activities are gathered.

Archipelagos

Five groups of islands belong to Ardencia, some of them are already named.


Main Rivers

In Triaquia

In Province 7

  • Ewa River - around 600km (spring to be determined)

In Honneska

In Wiercie & Province 10

In Sainte Agnès

In Province 04

Between Provinces 4 & 3

Moutains Ranges

The name of the different mountains has to be determined

  • 01
  • 02

Bays

The name of the different bays has to be determined

  • 01
  • 02
  • 03
  • 04

Languages

Ardencia languages zones

Ardencia (AR045) is meant to be colonised by French (Franquese) in the North and Poles (Lechians) in the South and their languages should be used on the map in respective territories. In the very North also English may be present but this should be reasonably limited when it is possible.

Before colonization the country was inhabited by indigenous peoples - mostly similar to North American Indians but also Aleuts, Inuits or Ainu. Words from these languages can be used as derivatives of place names. There can be present some reservations for them. Indigenous cultures may also use language created by user - a conlang - but the creation should be associated with languages mentioned before or not associated with real world languages at all.

For more detailed information about language placement see the table below:

Territory Type Mapping Languages Historical indigenous people
(AR045-01) Municipalities assigned to users French, limited English "North American Indian"
Sainte Agnès(AR045-02) Free-to-edit French, limited English "North American Indian"
(AR045-03) Municipalities assigned to users French "North American Indian"
(AR045-04) Province assigned to a single user French "North American Indian"
(AR045-05) Municipalities assigned to users French, limited English "North American Indian"
Saint Armand(AR045-06) Collaborative French, Polish, limited English "North American Indian"
(AR045-07) Municipalities assigned to users French "North American Indian"
Triaquia (AR045-08) Collaborative French, Polish "North American Indian"
Wiercie(AR045-09) Free-to-edit Polish "North American Indian"
(AR045-10) Powiats assigned to users, AR045-10a collaborative Polish "North American Indian", "Ainu" in AR04-10e
Honneska(AR045-11) Collaborative Polish "North American Indian"
(AR045-12) Collaborative Polish "Inuit", "Aleut"

The Provinces

Ardencia provinces & Municipalities

Ardencia is divided in 12 Provinces and each one of them is subdivided in Municipalities :

Province Capital Largest city Language
(AR045-01) TBD TBD French, limited English
Sainte Agnès (AR045-02) TBD Sainte Inès French, limited English
(AR045-03) TBD TBD French
(AR045-04) TBD TBD French
(AR045-05) TBD TBD French, limited English
Saint Armand (AR045-06) Saint Armand Saint Armand French, Polish, limited English
(AR045-07) TBD TBD French
Triaquia (AR045-08) Belmont Belmont French, Polish
Wiercie(AR045-09) TBD Zarskowice "North American Indian"
(AR045-10) TBD Andrzejowo Polish, "Ainu"
Honneska (AR045-11) TBD Gradów Pomorski Polish
Katinngajut-Qikiqtaq (AR045-12) TBD Utirvik Polish, native

Climate

Ardencia climate

This map is a proposal. It shows the different type of climates of Ardencia according the terrain and the main winds. Ardencia has a temperate climate along the coast and continental climate in the North and in the West (inland). It's getting colder in the South above all in the highlands of the mountains range.

Population

Ardencia population
  • Most Ardencians live along the coast.
  • The largest city has to be determined.
  • The Province of Saint Armand has high population density.
  • Another big part live in the North along the FSA border.
  • The southern part is less populated.

Landuse

Ardencia landuse
  • Mainly covered with forest, the main cultures can be found in the plains and along the main river valleys.
  • Agriculture is an important activity of the country
  • Mines and quarries are mainly located close to the mountains and hills.

Transport

Railways

Ardencia railways

A main line crossing the country from East to West along the coast and other lines connecting Ardencia to the FSA. The trains might be one of the most used means of transport.

Highways

Ardencia highways

The roads follow more or less the same direction as the railway along a big corridor crossing the territory from East to West. They are not necessarily "motorways" but can be only big roads to make the difference with the FSA. Ferry lines could connect the different archipelagos to the mainland.


Airports

Some main airports can be added to the big cities.

Subways & Tramways

Maybe we could imagine that Ardencia kept numerous tramway lines in its towns a bit like in Toronto.

Harbours

The main harbours of importance in Ardencia have to be determined to draw the international shipping lines.


Real world similarities

Despite Ardencia is not directly parallel with any country from the real world, there can be found countries which in some aspects are similar.

Urban development should be based on that which can be find in South American countries but also Polish and French influences are welcome. Grid and master-planned cities should rather not appear but some neighbourhoods may be master-planned.


Why should I join?

  • Because you can have more fun working with neighbors who share the same goal as you;
  • Because you can experience greater satisfaction seeing your mapping develop as part of this huge megaproject;
  • Because if you claim a state at the beginning, you can be one of the Founders of AR045, which means you get to discuss and vote on interesting stuff, like:
  • Country name
  • National flag
  • Names of major rivers
  • Names of major lakes
  • Names of major mountain ranges
  • Name of the national capital
    (a collaborative project open to all state owners)
  • Sketch for the layout of the national capital
  • Numbering plan for national freeway system
  • Numbering plan for other national highways
  • Designs for national route shields and signage
  • List of famous national historical figures
    (as a resource for naming things)

How can I claim a territory?

Territories may be obtained in several ways:

a.) Mappers who do not own a territory may request a state as their first territory; see: OGF:Territory assignment#North and South Archanta
b.) Mappers who own a well-developed territory may request a state as their second territory, following the guidelines at OGF:Requesting more territory.
c.) Mappers who wish to move their mapping to AR045 are highly encouraged to do so, by trading in their current territory for a place in AR045. Technical assistance with the moving process is available.
d.) Mappers who wish to start over are also welcome, as they are free to relinquish their current territory and request a place in AR045 instead.

In addition, at least three collaborative states will be established, for mappers who want to build in the country without owning a territory themselves: free-to-edit AR045-02 and AR045-09 and collaborative territories AR045-06, AR045-08, AR045-11, AR045-12. The latter will become available for the general community to edit as soon as coordinators can be selected.

Management

Currently the AR045 project is managed by Newflanders (French-speaking part) and Rustem Pasha (Polish-speaking part).

Responsibilities

  • Watch the language development of the provinces and highlight improper use of them.
  • Coordinate regional and national questions among active users - geology, hydrology, infrastructure, cultural institutions, economy, etc.
  • Make sure that the collaborative ("purple") states are on track under their respective management teams.
  • Keep this and other Ardencia wiki discussion pages up-to-date.
  • Keep Ardencia visible to the community through periodic updates and discussions on the wiki forums and the User Diaries.
  • Develop a country category on the wiki.
  • The Ardencia Project Managers are not responsible for assigning territories - that remains under OGF:Territory assignment.

Questions

New users may ask questions in User Diaries. Others may ask in the AR045 forum.

More info

Forum Pages

Submissions page

Ardencia wiki page