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    Very nice work.

    For a realistic german effect, you must write "Demographie". That is the correct spelling in that years.

    "Deutschlands Kolonien in Mesocarolina in 1910" must be written "...Mesocarolina im Jahre 1910".

    Besides:
    "Demographie des Jana-Eilandes" >>> in German everytime with hyphen or connected "Janaeiland(es)".

    "Demographie des Kalingoalandes"

    "Demographe des Yukalandes"

    "Demographie des Zawawalandes"

    and

    "Andere Europäische"

    Only a little help, maybe you take it.
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    I love getting fluent speakers to help me with the naming of things instead of relying on the "English to Sanskrit online translator robots".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I love getting fluent speakers to help me with the naming of things instead of relying on the "English to Sanskrit online translator robots".
    Oh yes, me too.
    For my italian-styled micronation I look for a native speaker since month...

    I know the problems of the german speech and sometimes it's a difficult speech for the native speaker too.
    The rules are manifold and most of the germans don't know the most of it.

    It's typical german to make it more complicated then it must be.
    You have one article "the". The germans must have three of it.
    The car, the tree, the washing machine
    Das Auto (neuter), Der Baum (masculine), Die Waschmaschine (feminine)...
    ... a washing mashine is feminine? Crazy, now you know, what the germans think about their wifes!

    And every substantive big! You see it in my english writing. I do it mostly in english too.

    Ok, it's not topic. Sorry...

    If anybody wants help with German speech and culture, I'm always responsive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruedy View Post
    Very nice work.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruedy View Post
    For a realistic german effect, you must write "Demographie". That is the correct spelling in that years.

    "Deutschlands Kolonien in Mesocarolina in 1910" must be written "...Mesocarolina im Jahre 1910".

    Besides:
    "Demographie des Jana-Eilandes" >>> in German everytime with hyphen or connected "Janaeiland(es)".

    "Demographie des Kalingoalandes"

    "Demographe des Yukalandes"

    "Demographie des Zawawalandes"

    and

    "Andere Europäische"

    Only a little help, maybe you take it.
    I find that endlessly asking the few German speaking people I know for various translations can take some time, and it's far easier to just explain any incorrect spelling or grammar by claiming that German evolved differently in this world (which it most certainly did). Also, you failed to notice that "Eiland" isn't actually a German word (or, at least, I don't think it is).

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    Oh, Eiland ist a very German word...

    In German it exists a very good adage for this situation.
    "Wer nicht will, der hat schon."
    Who does not want, has already...

    I try to avoid helping you in german verbalism.

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    Love the worn, weathered appearance of your maps. Nice job.
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    Großartige Arbeit!

    That's a great map. I love your scenario and also I love to see the good old german flag and its original colours represented in it (though its redesigned). It's a shame what the Nazis did to this flag. On the other hand our current flag is much cooler because its originated in the holy roman empire.
    long live the kaiser!

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    I was thumbing through the Finished thumbnails and saw this. o.O

    It looked quite real and had to read what was there...I gotta tell you that I was going "Huh? Chugoku? Was there a brief association after the war?" ie: quite confused.

    Really was taken in. Well done. Really like the layout and the write-up.
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    What an interesting project.

    It allows you to look at how minor/major changes in history might play out. It reminds me of the works of Eric Flint, S M Stirling, and Frank Leonowski.

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