Taking my lead from the maker of the words "Banded Folkdoms of Americksland," I've been trying to make names for some of the world's lands. Of all of the ones I've tried, finding a new name for Brazil has left me the least happy. The word "Brazil" sounded far too un-English to stay. I've come to "Hy-Brassyl" as at least being a changing of a root sprung from the British Isles. But it's still too Celtic for an Anglish wordhoard, methinks. Better might be Brassle, which has a sturdy English sound to it.
Rinnenadtrosc 20:17, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
- I thought we all agreed that changing proper nouns was, as a general rule, a bad idea.
- But still fun once in a while!
- 188.8.131.52 13:50, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
- No dout, but I shouldn't like newcomers to think that that was how Anglish worked. Bryan BryanAJParry 14:48, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
- Me personally, I care very little about the changing of names of Countries, foodstuffs and the like. The names for these things don't tend to change that much as they are borrowed into other tongues anyway. If we did try to change these names, where would it end? Trying to find native equivalents for words like 'pizza'? Coming up with daft words like 'topped dough'? Yes, I think it may be ok for a laugh once in a while, but I wouldn't try putting them in writs though :). Hereward 184.108.40.206 10:34, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
- Just to clarify, when I talked about foodstuffs, I meant food not native to this country, like pizza, fajitas, things like that. I've no problem with finding equivalents for common everyday foods, like bangers for sausages or spuds for potatoes. If that makes any sense? :)
Brazil not Hy-Brassyl Edit
Whether or not we choose to name all the lands again, the name 'Hy-Brassyl' would not be a fitting name to go in the stead of Brazil. Even though the names sound alike, Hy-Brassyl is, in truth, nothing to do with Brazil.
I'm shifting this leaf to Brazil, for then at least we have a leaf for that land, and can later choose a new name if we wish. Oswax Scolere 01:02, 24 December 2006 (UTC)