Joined: Aug 03, 2001 Posts: 2696 Location: Michigan
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:25 am Post subject:
I've seen Flanaessi used in fan works, but not to my knowledge in official ones. I think the reason why is that the Flanaess isn't ethnically, politically, religiously, or culturally unified enough for anyone to think of anything as Flanaessi. There's no pan-Flanaess movement in the way there are pan-European movements, and no historical moment when the Flanaess was ever unified in the past to look back on. Even geographically, the Flanaess is only the eastern portion of Oerik, not a continent in itself. So nothing is Flanaessi because the term doesn't refer to anything. Or if it means anything it means "not Baklunish" and even that doesn't really work because the Wolf and Tiger nomads are more Baklunish than anything, so you're left with just "east of the Crystalmists" and the adjective "eastern" probably suffices for that.
Joined: Nov 01, 2007 Posts: 596 Location: NOW IN Cape May, NJ! Loving the new digs!
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:18 am Post subject: Adjectival form of Flanaess
Hmmm ... well, I think that I would have to agree with Rasgon, here.
I was just trying to construct a sentence where a word like that would even be used, and I can't really think of one where there wouldn't be a better way to put it.
I mean, I guess one might say something like , "This man is of Northern European descent" ... but, there's a dozen better ways to say that. Quite frankly, if forced into a situation in which I had to use a phrase like that for the Flanaess, I think that I would just say "of Northern Flanaess descent" (without a change in the word). But, that refers to geography, and not actually racial ancestry. If referring to race, I would never use Flanaess, and rather use Flan, Rhennee, Olman, Touv, or whatever. Some of those forms don't change, either. ... he is Touv (noun). It is a Touv carpet (adjective) ... she is Olman. There's an Olman custom ... a Dwur cottage ... a Hobniz hairstyle ... etc.
Other than that, I can't really think of anything that would make me use an adjectival form of Flanaess.
I would just say things like:
" ... a river in the Flanaess" instead of "Flanaessi river"
or " ... predominantly feudal social structure throughout the Flanaess" in lieu of "Flanaessi social structure"
or " ... trade routes across the Flanaess" rather than "Flanaessi trade routes"
I guess what I'm saying is that there's almost always a different or better way to phrase it, rather than using an awkward word. _________________ Gallery of Artwork - take a look at my published illustrations.
W. Kristoph Nolen, artist - my professional Facebook page.
Joined: Feb 16, 2003 Posts: 3514 Location: So. Cal
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:01 pm Post subject:
Or one can opt for no suffix: man of Earth- Earth man, not Earthian man; man of Oerth - Oerth man, not Oerthian man. "That's an Oerth coin, not a Forgotten Realms coin." Don't need to say "Forgotten Realmsian coin" or "Dragonlancian coin" or "Dark Sunian coin" or "Raveloftian coin", etc., any more than one needs to say "United Statesian coin." One can just say "Flanaess native" instead of "Flanasessian native", or "Flanaessi native", and so on.
Scholars will debate, at least until a Stonefistian barbarian punches them all in the nose and tells them to stop making his head hurt. _________________ - Moderator/Admin/Member -
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum