Names of geographic elements are confusing because
these names are not standardized and because
identical names are sometimes used to name different
elements. For example, Germany is known as Doitsu
in Japan, Duitsland in South Africa, Tyskland in
Denmark, Saksa in Finland, Allemagne in France,
and Niemcy in Poland. Macedonia, Georgia, and Galicia
mean different things in different countries.
Ygyde conlang solves this problem with the help of
its newest feature called geographic table. Names of
countries, cities and other major geographic elements
are called global geographic names. They are made of 3
syllables (6 letters) and are based on their geographic
location. The first syllable represents longitude of the
center of the country, city, etc. It is measured east of
Greenwich, England, and is expressed in angle degrees. The
second syllable represents latitude of same point. It is
measured from the South Pole, rather than from the equator,
and is expressed in angle degrees. The resolution of this
coordinate system is on the order of 300 kilometers. Most
cities and some countries are so small that they are outside
the nodes defined by the coordinate system. Their names are
based on the closest nodes. The meaning of the last syllable
is explained below:
Last syllable py (person) describes a citizen.
Last syllable de (language) describes a language.
Last syllable ty (country) describes a country.
Last syllable gu (liquid) describes an ocean or a lake.
Last syllable zu (city) describes a city.
Last syllable my (separation) describes a continent or an island.
All other geographic elements (strait, peninsula, valley,
mountain, province, archipelago, road, highway, township,
village, town, volcano, stream, river, gulf, etc.) are
ordinary proper nouns. All their syllables come from the
adjective table and the noun table, rather than from the
geographic table. Some of these names may not be unique.
North America = cacemy = "longitude=264 latitude=135 separation"
South America = mowemy = "longitude=300 latitude=75 separation"
Europe = bicimy = "longitude=20 latitude=143 separation"
Africa = bizamy = "longitude=20 latitude=7 separation"
USA = jijity = "longitude=260 latitude=131 country"
American (from USA) = ejijity = "adjective longitude=260 latitude=131
American citizen (from USA) = jijipy = "longitude=260 latitude=131 person"
France = becyty = "longitude=4 latitude=137 country"
French language = becyde = "noun "longitude=4 latitude=137 language"
Spain = lijity = "longitude=356 latitude=131 country"
Spanish language = lijide = "longitude=356 latitude=131 language"
Sweden = bumuty = "longitude=16 latitude=153 country"
Swedish = ebumuty = "adjective longitude=16 latitude=153 country"
China = gijety = "longitude=116 latitude=123 country"
Mandarin Chinese language = gijede = "longitude=116 latitude=123 language"
Australia (country) = kukety = "longitude=136 latitude=63 country"
Norway = bomity = "longitude=12 latitude=155 country"
Japan = kijoty = "longitude=140 latitude=127 country"
United Kingdom = licity = "longitude=356 latitude=143 country"
Canada = jimoty = "longitude=260 latitude=151 country"
Russia = tumyty = "longitude=88 latitude=149 country"
Argentina = mygyty = "longitude=296 latitude=53 country"
Italy = bocaty = "longitude=12 latitude=133 country"
Poland = bicity = "longitude=20 latitude=143 country"
Egypt = pysuty = "longitude=32 latitude=117 country"
Iraq = piduty = "longitude=44 latitude=33 country"
Israel = pojety = "longitude=36 latitude=123 country"
Albania = bijity = "longitude=20 latitude=131 country"
Greenland = nynoty = "longitude=320 latitude=163 country"
Iceland = lemity = "longitude=340 latitude=155 country"
Icelandic = elemity = "adjective longitude=340 latitude=155 country"