Hello , Here I wanted to start a new thread on an older project of mine I decided to renew a bit.
I wanted so to refine a bit the shape of parts of the continents to give a a more interesting look and shapes.
All the continents have been made according to tectonic plates and continental shelves as can be seen in the older WIP thread [URL="www.cartographersguild.com/sho…
So here is a new Physical map of Thersis.
For naming I am following a sort of mix of names taken from ancient cultures and languages with a bit of changes ...
For example Thersis comes from the Indoeuropean word for Earth wich is Tersa.
Then here a list of some of the names I am using or deriving from to kind of remind an ethymology.
Pacua ( Pacha inca terra)
Hawaki ( terra origine hawai)
Thule ( Ancient mythical land )
Vardia( Vardar greek wind)
Aztlan ( Ancient mythical Aztec land )
Ophir ( Ancient mythical region from Bible )
Meropis( Greek atlantis parody)
Anostos ( non return greek)
Hyperia ( beyond greek)
Vaniria (Vanir )
Erdea (Erde german for Earth)
Wana(terra sanskrit )
Paititi ( lost land Inca)
Auraea ( Emilio Salgari )
Chereseto ( Emilio Salgari )
Venatoria( hunting latin)
Mania ( of the man)
Thersis ( Tersa Indoeuropean)
udadhea(udadhí sea Sanskrit)
Borealia( Borea north wind)
Suchandra (Tibetan king of Shambala)
Devendra (Tibetan king of Shambala)
Al kebu lan(Ancient name of africa)
Afaria ( Afar dust Phoenician)
Arborea( land of trees latin )
Cemanahuac( Aztec name of land surrounded by water)
Zipacna ( Mayan for crocotile earth crust )
Dunia ( Swhaili for Earth )
Shamba (land for swhaili )
Indra ( Hindu deity )
Geb ( Ancient Egypt for world )
Zep Tepi ( Ancient Egypt of First time )
Aker ( Ancient Egypt for Horizon)
Vatha ( Sanskrit for Wind )
EKwos ( Indoeuropean for Horse )
Erwā ( Indoeuropean for land )
Seres ( latin name for Chinese )
So I plan to use ancient languages to label place names and give both times an exotic sound and an more realistic meaning to the places by making compositions like for example Hima in Sanskrit means snow , laya , home , Hima laya means so snow home or dwelling .... I plan to make similar compositions.
I would be happy to receive comments, opinions, sugestions about the map , the naming system , the labeling way and everything else that might help make me the map more realistic and interesting ...
I also latinized a bit the toponimy to make a sort of latin world view of the world with latinization of the names.
Es Aztlan is the mythical land of the ancient Aztecs is Latinized as Aztlantia.
Thankyou all for attention.
Here the WIP map .
Updated with Version II
Updated with Version III
The Map features a combination of Latin Toponymy, I also realized an English and a fictional language to create new toponimies in the future, but for now I liked Latin.
I also created a Hypsographic , Biome , Batymetric map.
Updated with Version III
Here is the fictional language I was working on they have a resemblance in origin with Earth cultures, but are not the same and when possible I am referring to ancient forms of the languages as Inspiration.
I worked on the following :
Aerdian : Equivalent to an Indoeuropean
Aequilan : Equivalent to an - Italic - Latin
Virmanian : Equivalent to a - German
Kaltian : Equivalent to a - Gaulish
Xorian : Mongol/Turkich
Hyrkan : Scyto/ Sarmatian
Kethan : Egyptian/Copt
Ophirian : Semitic/Arab/Jew/ Aramaic
Bamu : Ancient Bantu
Indran : Sanskrit/Hindu
Yanian : Ancient Chinese
Kangan: Ancient Burmese/Tibetan
Ixtec : Aztec
Pacuan : Polinesian
I will base some or many location names on a possible word composition based on those.
Edit: Refined Dusar Region and Zargo position.