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LeperColony September 22nd, 2011 04:59 AM

Vilani name generator?
 
Is there a vilani name generator anywhere? Tried the search function but didn't see it.

aramis September 22nd, 2011 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeperColony (Post 381645)
Is there a vilani name generator anywhere? Tried the search function but didn't see it.

I've not seen one, but it's easy enough to code one up. Mind if it's an old DOS program?

rancke September 22nd, 2011 05:19 PM

I have two quick-and-dirty tables that I use to make up Vilani names. For personal names I use two lists of twenty syllables that I rolled up from the Vilani Word Generator tables. I roll two D20 and combine the two syllables. For family names I have something slightly more elaborate; one list of 60 initial syllables, one list of 60 intermediate syllables (including results of 'blank' and 'roll twice'), and one list of 60 final syllables.


Hans

Ronnke September 22nd, 2011 05:39 PM

This site has a Vilani word generator. It may help.

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pound/

FreeTrav September 22nd, 2011 06:40 PM

There's also a word generator that supports multiple languages (and you can build additional language definitions) at Freelance Traveller; you might want to take a look at it at http://www.freelancetraveller.com/in.../winprogs.html and scroll down to the Word Generator by Jeff Zeitlin (yes, that's me). It's near the bottom of the listing, and there are a few other programs on that list that might be of interest.

E.D.Quibell September 23rd, 2011 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronnke (Post 381681)
This site has a Vilani word generator. It may help.

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pound/

And here:

http://visionforgestudios.com/jesse/...ence/index.htm

and here:

http://www.dedzone.net/traveller/languages.html

Best regards,

Ewan

inexorabletash September 23rd, 2011 11:00 PM

Mine is at:

http://travellermap.com/model2/wordgen.html

This was written to accompany an article in Stellar Reaches #10 which explains how it works if you want to tinker.

savage February 27th, 2014 05:31 PM

if anyone searches this thread...
 
http://eaglestone.pocketempires.com/...vilanigen.html

opensent February 27th, 2014 06:22 PM

For Vilani naming, I rely on these two resources:

http://www.freelancetraveller.com/fe.../vilnames.html

and this:

http://eaglestone.pocketempires.com/...ictionary.html

The dictionary is especially useful because you can Alt-F and find names, surnames, castes, heroic name, etc.

You can also look for specific words which a mixed-Solomani/Vilani family might use for naming:

Sipad (Sheppard)
Sidare (Charity)
Shalena (Blessings)
Shemdrura (Spring)
Sagek (Truth, Beauty)

For a full blooded Vilani, I will create a full name for the character (i.e. Ganimakkur Eneri Irkirin Managudeli Shugilamar), but for mixed, I just go with name and surname (Bilem Igadushda).

savage February 27th, 2014 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by opensent (Post 469022)

Yeah eaglestone has a couple tools.
But it would be nice if the alphabetic order was in english.


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