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Tell me the word for this!

Postby sakasiru » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:19 pm

Since I´m not a native speaker, and leo.dict doesn´t know all the specific words, can someone with a little knowledge in egyptology help me?

I need the word for the vials that contain the inner organs (do you also say "viscera"?) from a mummy. In German, they are called "Kanopen", which is the plural (which I need). What are they called in english? Canopes?

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Postby sakasiru » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:49 pm

Thanks, that was fast! :)

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Postby sakasiru » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:27 pm

And another round!

How is the biggest kind of pyramid called in the english version? "Great pyramid" or "very large pyramid"?

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Postby Rnett » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:40 pm

Great

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Postby sakasiru » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:03 pm

Thanks again! :)

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Postby Miut » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:09 am

Here's a Link for you if you want to find out more. It is called both Kufu's and Cheops - I believe Cheops is the Greek version of the name. It was the 1st of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and is the only surviving one.

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/greatpyramid1.htm

Tour Egypt is more than a tourist site, it is an historical one sanctioned by Zawir Hamass the head of Antiquities in Egypt and full of fascinating stuff. :)

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Postby tomnobles » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:22 am

FYI - Touregypt.net is also an official web site. That is;

Official Site of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism

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Postby Miut » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:56 am

Yes, I was tired when I posted this and did it from faulty memory and raging insomnia. Fell asleep 9am and was up by 1.30 pm. :( Been like this for a while recently.

I know the site well, used it for many years, especially at the time before and just after CoTN originally came out. :) Thanks for the correction.

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Postby sakasiru » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:01 pm

Oh, I know plenty about egypt and the pyramids, but thanks anyway! Very interesting link.

The reason for this thread is that I´m making scenarios with the german version of the game, but in order to please a greater audience, I write them in english. Aside from being absolutely unsure whether I write complete bogus in my texts, I also have the problem to make sure that the player knows what he needs to do, so I ask for the correct words used in the english version so that there is hopefully no confusion. Imagine the frustration if someone thinks he has to build a big pyramid but the scenario requires a great one to win... :eek:

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Postby tomnobles » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:18 pm

In that case, the CotN list of pyramids are (in order, smallest to largest);

Very Small Pyramid
Small Pyramid
Medium Pyramid
Large Pyramid
Great Pyramid

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Postby sakasiru » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:53 pm

Thanks to you, too :)

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Postby sakasiru » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:07 pm

Next quiz (100 bread question):

This tree (enhanced edition)?
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Postby Tinkerbell » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:50 pm

Sycamore Tree

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Postby sakasiru » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:51 pm

Thahanks!

1 ships carrying 100 [bread] en route to Tinkerville (arrival in 54m [5:45 pm])

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Postby Tinkerbell » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:57 pm

HeeEEY, stop reading mah mind! :eek:

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Postby sakasiru » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:54 pm

I'm back to working on this thing again (I hope it's finished soon). So more questions:

What is the name for a scribe's tools? I mean a board with clay or something on it and the stick to write in it?

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Postby Herodotus » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:06 pm

Well I would call it a tablet and stylus
(you write with the stylus)

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Postby sakasiru » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:21 pm

Thanks, I'll use this.

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Postby Miut » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:41 pm

Pallette. Like an artist, and in Narmer's pallette. And pen and cakes of pigments. Pen as in the Japanese write with pens that are brushes. Egyptian ones seem to have been at one stage carefully chewed and trimmed reeds.

"The word for “scribe” in hierogyphic writing combined pictures of the writer’s implements—ink palette, water jar, and brushes—with the pictograph of a man.." taken from http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2655/?letter=a&spage=1&s=scribe and
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/Egypt/scribes.htm
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