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Your conlangs' blazon and vexillology

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Your conlangs' blazon and vexillology Reply with quote

How does your conlang describe coats-of-arms and flags?

blazon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazon
http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/bruce.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_%28heraldry%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_%28heraldry%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_of_the_field

vexillology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vexillology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_terminology
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, seeing as how I only have a little over 200 words in my lexicon at the moment, it'll be awhile before I get to flag words (I don't even have a word for flag yet).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flag - Kexye (m.)
No word for coat-of-arms

The issue here would be that my conworld only has simple flags to identify a country or kingdom so their description is as easy as to name the colors they have and their respective orientation. There is no particular meaning for a color, a stripe, etc. They may have very different meanings in a kingdom than in a republic. You might think that this conworld is at the beginning of High Middle Age right now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coats-of-arms were invented when armor became such that an armored fighter couldn't be identified without wearing or carrying some identifier.

Japan had coats-of-arms, and Japan also had feudalism. But I don't think feudalism and coats-of-arms are necessarily correlated; nor are monarchies as opposed to republics necessarily correlated with coats-of-arms.

TTBOMK Japan's "coats-of-arms" were not displayed on shields; very big shields were, AFAIK and AIUI, a European thing.

The European surcoat or mantle was added to the European coats-of-arms by Crusaders during the Crusades, when it became necessary to wear European-style armor in the Levantine sun.

The crests were invented purely for tournaments. Knights wanted a way to compete without beating one another to pieces; so they'd beat one anothers' crests to pieces instead. Many prouder knightly families wouldn't have crests; they fought only as serious fighters, and wouldn't compete in tournaments.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've finally got a word for flag, and therefore vexillology as well!

ťap - flag
ťapet - vexillology

But that's it. I've still got some other rather important stuff to work through before I start focusing on these concepts.
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