Flägs & vexillology!

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Maximillian » 24 Jun 2012 13:19

rickardspaghetti wrote:Holy shit, Haraddom! I should get to work. [O.O]
Don't worry :mrgreen: I almost forgot that you have some conlang going for that country.
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Well, it is heraldic, so it has to be complicated :mrgreen: And what do you mean by "gloss"? Explanation?
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by lsd » 24 Jun 2012 13:31

Maximillian wrote:
lsd wrote:Heraldic flag of Ríhann is fine (and need a gloss [:P] ), even if they are little complicated for simple flag
Well, it is heraldic, so it has to be complicated :mrgreen: And what do you mean by "gloss"? Explanation?
Yes, It seems to make reference to a story...

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Maximillian » 24 Jun 2012 13:58

lsd wrote:Yes, It seems to make reference to a story...
A story? Not really. The tree is the Tree of Life. In dexter there is the sun, which represents the masculine god Alacue, in sinister - the moon, which is the feminine goddess Ainúla. Nine is their sacred number, hence the nine nine-pointed stars; they represent too many things to count. Oh, and the colours are just like national colours, so...
It is based on the legendary coat of arms of the first king of Ríhann.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Maximillian » 29 Jun 2012 20:05

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Post by Aszev » 30 Jun 2012 22:36

Maximillian wrote:Cool pic:
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I lol'd
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Pirka » 01 Jul 2012 05:08

Visinoid wrote:Represented by a ship since it's where the first Europeans arrived. :3
The first Europeans...

...in North American? No, those were the Vikings.
...in Canada? Again, those were the Vikings.
...in Québec? I guess?

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Post by Aszev » 01 Jul 2012 14:44

Pirka wrote: ...in Québec? I guess?
Not necessarily!

Although, it's quite clear that he's referring to the first Europeans arrivals who created the settlement lasting until today!
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Post by DrGeoffStandish » 01 Jul 2012 15:21

Visinoid wrote:Represented by a ship since it's where the first Europeans arrived. :3
So, that's what the viking ships looked like. Cool, they were at least 500 years ahead of their time.
Pirka wrote:...in Québec? I guess?
Vikings certainly visited Québec too. Damn, it's even a Norse name! ("Kvíbekkr" 'Fence Brook', i.e., a narrow stream of water which could be used as a natural fence for cattle. I know it's named after a place called Québec in Normandie, though. But it was apparently founded by vikings in the Old World, at least.)

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Post by Aszev » 02 Jul 2012 04:00

I kinda like how all Austrian länder (except Carinthia/Kärnten) use the exact same flag design simply with different colors [:D] It does get a bit problematic as some of them use identical ones, of course, but the concept is still pretty cool.
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Post by Pirka » 02 Jul 2012 06:19

Aszev wrote:Although, it's quite clear that he's referring to the first Europeans arrivals who created the settlement lasting until today!
Not really, I still don't know what he's talking about specifically.
Morpheus wrote:Vikings certainly visited Québec too. Damn, it's even a Norse name! ("Kvíbekkr" 'Fence Brook', i.e., a narrow stream of water which could be used as a natural fence for cattle. I know it's named after a place called Québec in Normandie, though. But it was apparently founded by vikings in the Old World, at least.)
I didn't know the Vikings visited Québec! That's cool.
I've always heard the Québec comes from a native language in the area (Algonquian or whatever) meaning "the narrowing of the river". (I also can't find records of a settlement or place in Normandie or France in general called Québec, which inclines me to believe the native language name idea.)

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Post by Zontas » 29 Sep 2012 03:47

Ceresz wrote:I like the proposal flag for Greenland, so I pretty much just inverted the color scheme to get the Bjarmlandic flag.

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@Bianca: I like the general idea of your flag, and the vertical design is nice. There's just something about it that doesn't sit right, though... The colors are nice, and the shapes aren't too bad. I don't know why it feels a bit weird [:S]. I guess it feels too empty, somehow.
That would be better for Vinland.
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Morpheus wrote:
Visinoid wrote:Represented by a ship since it's where the first Europeans arrived. :3
So, that's what the viking ships looked like. Cool, they were at least 500 years ahead of their time.
Pirka wrote:...in Québec? I guess?
Vikings certainly visited Québec too. Damn, it's even a Norse name! ("Kvíbekkr" 'Fence Brook', i.e., a narrow stream of water which could be used as a natural fence for cattle. I know it's named after a place called Québec in Normandie, though. But it was apparently founded by vikings in the Old World, at least.)
From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec#Ety ... ry_changes): The name "Québec", which comes from the Algonquin word kébec meaning "where the river narrows", originally referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap.
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Post by Creyeditor » 29 Sep 2012 17:20

I like the flags of estonia and the flag of the spanish city Ceuta
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And I would love a flag that combines light green with dark blue [:)]
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Spin that black and white flag and hope everyone in the opposing team has epilepsy!
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Shrdlu wrote:Spin that black and white flag and hope everyone in the opposing team has epilepsy!
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Aszev » 17 Jun 2013 14:17

I moved the latest posts in this thread to the Symbols of Concultures thread in the C&C forum. This thread is for real world flags and vexillology.
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Creyeditor » 17 Jun 2013 22:58

Aszev wrote:I moved the latest posts in this thread to the Symbols of Concultures thread in the C&C forum. This thread is for real world flags and vexillology.
Thanks, I did not know about that thread [:)]
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by AureusFulgens » 26 Aug 2013 02:13

I have a fondness for the Armenian flag. You don't see orange on flags much.
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For a similar reason, India. I like the wheel in the middle too.
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And maybe I'm biased, but I think my home state of Maryland has a cool flag.
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By the way, on the way here I saw the Welsh flag. Whoever you are, you're awesome.
Edit: It was vampireshark. You're awesome, vampireshark!
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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by Sr. Día » 26 Aug 2013 04:50

AureusFulgens wrote: And maybe I'm biased, but I think my home state of Maryland has a cool flag.
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Not gonna lie, Maryland's is one of my least favorites, I find it rather garish.
Washington's isn't much better though, although I like the green.

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Re: Flägs & vexillology!

Post by kiwikami » 26 Aug 2013 05:43

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I'll be calling Pennsylvania home for the next four years, so I suppose I should familiarize myself with the flag. Hm. I have to admit, I quite like it.
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