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Forest contains 481 nations, the 41st most in the world.

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As a region, Forest is ranked 1,939th in the world for Most Advanced Public Education.

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1.The Sylvan Hivə of TurbeauxCivil Rights Lovefest“Not only doəs God play dicə, thə dicə arə loadəd.”
2.The Colony of ChilledsvilleDemocratic Socialists“Smile! It's not that bad!”
3.The Utopian People's Republic of Love and NatureLiberal Democratic Socialists“We are part of nature, we are the vessels of love”
4.The United Socialist Republics of GloriosyaDemocratic Socialists“Democracia ť a estrada para o socialismo-karl marx”
5.The Commonwealth of EffazioCivil Rights Lovefest“Leges sine moribus vanae”
6.The African History Celebrators of Frieden-und FreudenlandInoffensive Centrist Democracy“United for Peace and Joy”
7.The United Realms of CalenmorCivil Rights Lovefest“Elmelain!”
8.The Heerlijke Opperheerschappij of Victoriaans NederlandsDemocratic Socialists“Wij werden uns aufrechterhalt jusqu'ŗ la fin des Zšit !”
9.The Beauty Land of BilsaFather Knows Best State“Pray The Goddess”
10.The People's Republic of BananaistanCivil Rights Lovefest“Men echenim sŪ derthiel ne chaered hen nu Ďaladhath”
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Einswenn wrote:It is definitely not Czech though. At once I thought it could mean something (in my theory it was Welsh or so) but then I doubted it. I never read what this nation said about it but if it means something (and if itís in European language) Iíd bet that itís in Welsh or Basque. Or in a made up language.

No, the long Welsh name is

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Iím not Welsh but somehow I am actually able to pronounce it very well, and I use it sometimes to practice certain harder sounds in the IPA.

Middle Barael wrote:No, the long Welsh name is

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Iím not Welsh but somehow I am actually able to pronounce it very well, and I use it sometimes to practice certain harder sounds in the IPA.

Ah, Europe's most favourite word. I am unable to pronounce it without training but a video of news host saying it was impressive

Middle Barael wrote:No, the long Welsh name is

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Iím not Welsh but somehow I am actually able to pronounce it very well, and I use it sometimes to practice certain harder sounds in the IPA.

For those wondering, here's a popular example of that name being spoken...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHxO0UdpoxM

not welsh, but being a fan of railways, and especially narrow gauge railways, i've seen the station sign for llanfair about a zillion times,
and i've heard generally the llanfair part is about as much as anyone normally tries to pronounce. its enough to know what place they're talking about.

other words for the amusement of being long exist, i can think of two of them, but neither are longer.

a castle within a castle would only be sustainable long term if it encompassed a fully functional and self sustaining ecosystem.
which is essentially what you would need for a multi-generational transit to most other solar systems likely to have a life supporting planet.

Middle Barael wrote:No, the long Welsh name is

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Iím not Welsh but somehow I am actually able to pronounce it very well, and I use it sometimes to practice certain harder sounds in the IPA.

fun fact: the letters ll in Welsh make the "ch" sounds, the letters au make the "aye" sound and the letters ch make the sound "qh" ( I think that's the phonology for it)

Middle Barael wrote:No, the long Welsh name is

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Iím not Welsh but somehow I am actually able to pronounce it very well, and I use it sometimes to practice certain harder sounds in the IPA.

What about Taumatawhakatangihangakōauauotamateapōkaiwhenuakitānatahu? It's not Welsh but even longer.

So 2 tourists have just got off the train in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Walking through town they decide to stop for something to eat. One asks the person serving them "Please help settle our argument. Could you very slowly and clearly pronounce the name of where we are?"

The server gives an exasperated sigh and replies "Bur...ger...King."

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In other news, it appears that if you want a fenced-in fence you should look no further than the Fenced in Fence Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

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Nation of Ecologists wrote:fun fact: the letters ll in Welsh make the "ch" sounds, the letters au make the "aye" sound and the letters ch make the sound "qh" ( I think that's the phonology for it)

Eh, Iíd describe the <ll> as an /s/ but with your toungue touching the sides of the mouth, to make a slushy sound.

And as for <ch>, it makes a /χ/ (uvular voiceless fricative)

I got into the rmb without context and thought I was having a stroke until I realized we were talking about long name

Alright folks, I have sent an email to not one, but two people I admire asking for help with something on their area of expertise. Today was a productive day.

Chan Island wrote:
So this has inspired me to go do a bit of digging on the guy's name and, well...

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=220685&p=12628233&hilit=name#p12628233

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=205242&p=11864271&hilit=name#p11864271

So twice in 2012 and 2013, long name answered a thread about how you got your nation's name claiming that if you mix the letters but remove the second capital (which would be the B), then it is related to the company which he worked at that time for.

.... Which raises even more questions. What is a Eaischpnaeieacgkque hcieaghpodsttditf? And what distinct meaning does that have?

Meanwhile, there are a few other clues lying around as to his influences. He regularly uses the Cyrillic script in threads to name locations within the nation, such as a province and the capital city, which is also matched by his entry in the NS wiki (which doesn't have an entry on me so clearly must be worthless btw lol) (also is here for reference:http://nswiki.org/index.php?title=Eaischpnaeieacgkque_Bhcieaghpodsttditf). Now, that could be one of about a dozen notable languages but does also narrow down the list.

Not that that's his own country, since he claimed in multiple occasions to be American, and I don't have a reason to doubt that.

Also, man do I wish I had bought Post-Master General back in like 2015 when I asked him about it. Would have saved me a bit of time- and gotten a more concrete answer.

I have really been enjoying this back-and-forth on the RMB on the origins of this name, and I admit I myself got tangled up in it a bit, using anagram solvers and decoders to try to decipher it any which way... nothing meaningful ever came up. Then I also dug into this user's posts like Chan Island did and noticed that they have again claimed in an IC context that the capitol building was named... a very long word - which is actually the full time of titin.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:List_of_protologisms/Long_words/Titin

I honestly don't think they really work for an IRL company with a name related to their nation name; if anything, they were probably referring to an IC construct.

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