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Dani Leone
Gallente
Positively Idle
Posted - 2008.05.12 17:32:00 - [1]
 

So the Caldari are now Caldarians?

What a horribly diseuphonous term. Are CCP perhaps thinking of further retcons for example calling the Amarr, Ammarish? Maybe the Gallente, Gallentic? And the Matari Minmataranese perhaps?

Kharadran Sullath
Caldari
Subordination
Posted - 2008.05.12 17:52:00 - [2]
 

Hrm, where did you read that?
If it exists somewhere it's not consistent with other Caldari names, e.g. the Caldari Navy, would be the Caldarian Navy if the Caldari people would be called Caldarians.

I think...

Hanneshannes
Posted - 2008.05.12 17:57:00 - [3]
 

Sounds crap lol.

Dani Leone
Gallente
Positively Idle
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:00:00 - [4]
 

From the latest news: 'Caldarians, I have come before you to deliver this message'


Zaqar
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:03:00 - [5]
 

'Caldari, I have come before you....' sounds weird, which is probably why they did it.

'Fellow Caldari, I have...' would be ok tho

Imperator Jora'h
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:04:00 - [6]
 

What other choices are there?

Caldarites?
Caldariards? (fits with Caldari Tards so gets my vote)
Caldarianian?

Erotic Irony
0bsession
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:06:00 - [7]
 

this is like the time people cried and cried about how gay the new gallente color scheme was and everyone sensible thought lol cry more and then overnight the colors changed i hope that doesnt happen again well maybe for paladin i dunno

Rodj Blake
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:07:00 - [8]
 

My favourite Eve adjective is Khanidian

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:07:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 12/05/2008 18:09:36
Well, I suppose it sounds better than "Caldaris"... no ?

Caldari State citizens -> Caldarians
Gallente Federation citizens -> Gallenteans
Amarr Empire citizens -> Amarrians
Minmatar Republic citizens -> Minmatarians (or Matarians)

You know, same way you go from Republic to Republicans.
Or from America to Americans.
I see no particular problem with it.

Sure, you could call them "Caldarese" or "Caldarinian" or "Caldars" or even just "Caldari" .
What would you prefer ?

Nariana Verex
Amarr
Oberon Incorporated
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:07:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Imperator Jora'h
What other choices are there?

Caldarites?
Caldariards? (fits with Caldari Tards so gets my vote)
Caldarianian?



I'd say go with just Achura, but then I remind myself that only the Caldari playerbase is 90% Achuranitanian---

James Lyrus
Lyrus Associates
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:10:00 - [11]
 

Ugh, no.

Lets stick with Caldari as the plural of Caldari, shall we?

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:12:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: James Lyrus
Lets stick with Caldari as the plural of Caldari, shall we?

Actually, I was leaning towards "Caldari" already being the plural, and the singular would have been "Caldar" Laughing

Haraldhardrade
Amarr
Pax Amarr
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:16:00 - [13]
 

Jovians? Howbout Jovies Neutral

Shionoya Risa
The Xenodus Initiative.
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:22:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: James Lyrus
Ugh, no.

Lets stick with Caldari as the plural of Caldari, shall we?


Caldari is not the plural of Caldari. So, no, we shall not 'stick' with it.

Hanneshannes
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:38:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Hanneshannes on 12/05/2008 18:38:15
Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 12/05/2008 18:09:36
Well, I suppose it sounds better than "Caldaris"... no ?

Caldari State citizens -> Caldarians
Gallente Federation citizens -> Gallenteans
Amarr Empire citizens -> Amarrians
Minmatar Republic citizens -> Minmatarians (or Matarians)

You know, same way you go from Republic to Republicans.
Or from America to Americans.
I see no particular problem with it.

Sure, you could call them "Caldarese" or "Caldarinian" or "Caldars" or even just "Caldari" .
What would you prefer ?



Try just Caldari.

-E- Or Caldarii lolz.

Khandara Seraphim
Amarr
StarHunt
Fallout Project
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:46:00 - [16]
 

I personally felt it was

Gallentean
Ammarian
Matari
Caldari

however, perhaps "Caldarian" is a citizen of Caldari Prime, or New Caldari? Just trying to think outside the box

Haraldhardrade
Amarr
Pax Amarr
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:53:00 - [17]
 

Regarding 'Matari', where did the 'min' go?

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:54:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Haraldhardrade
Regarding 'Matari', where did the 'min' go?

The Fedos ate it.

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2008.05.12 18:59:00 - [19]
 

As the first Intakian in this thread I believe I am allowed to say this:


ITT: Caldarians self-pwn themselves.

Kirala Hcsirf
Vanguard Frontiers
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:00:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Haraldhardrade
Jovians? Howbout Jovies Neutral


Or

Jovial

Smile

Tyrelia Sako
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:20:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Kirala Hcsirf
Originally by: Haraldhardrade
Jovians? Howbout Jovies Neutral


Or

Jovial

Smile

Javas, sandpeople

shaqarava
Amarr
AFK
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:34:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Dani Leone
So the Caldari are now Caldarians?

What a horribly diseuphonous term. Are CCP perhaps thinking of further retcons for example calling the Amarr, Ammarish? Maybe the Gallente, Gallentic? And the Matari Minmataranese perhaps?


It's not a retcon, before the Trinity textures one of the Caldari stations had 'Caldarian Empire' on the hull

Originally by: Khandara Seraphim
I personally felt it was

Gallentean
Ammarian
Matari
Caldari



This is what I always thought as well, and the way it should be tbh.

Adonis 4174
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:36:00 - [23]
 

Sure you can call us Caldarians. It's like calling someone a Britisher. You'll get laughed at for saying it but it's technically correct.

Alz Shado
EverFlow
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:36:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Alz Shado on 12/05/2008 19:36:30
I prefer my Caladari lightly fried, with a nice spicy coctail sauce for dipping.

Oh wait...no, that's right.

Admus
Bath and Body Works
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:36:00 - [25]
 

Perhaps it should be "Caldarii." You know, in the latin sense, like "triarii."

Very Happy

Batwigg
Minmatar
B and D
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:38:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Batwigg on 12/05/2008 19:39:08
Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 12/05/2008 18:09:36
Well, I suppose it sounds better than "Caldaris"... no ?

Caldari State citizens -> Caldarians
Gallente Federation citizens -> Gallenteans
Amarr Empire citizens -> Amarrians
Minmatar Republic citizens -> Minmatarians (or Matarians)

You know, same way you go from Republic to Republicans.
Or from America to Americans.
I see no particular problem with it.

Sure, you could call them "Caldarese" or "Caldarinian" or "Caldars" or even just "Caldari" .
What would you prefer ?



Actually, no.

Caldari is the name of the people that make up the Caldari state. Hence, it's full name is The Caldari State. If they inhabited a place called Caldari, they'd be Caldarians. Note that (New) Caldari Prime has "Prime" added at the end - Indicating that the planet is not called Caldari, but that the planet is the capital of the Caldari people. The fiction has always referred to individual Caldari as simply Caldari. One Caldari, lots of Caldari.

Gallentean and Amarrian, yeah, right on both counts.

When discussing one or more Individual Minmatar, the fiction almost always uses Matari, for plural and singular - Whereas Minmatar seems to be the name of the nation as a whole. This is similar to English, where Human is the name of our species, whereas when discussing a individual human you usually talk about a person or people.

This "Caldarian" business is probably just a oversight.

Faife
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:39:00 - [27]
 

you know, maybe they're just different words for the same people?

sorta like the british being often referred to as United Kingdomites.

shaqarava
Amarr
AFK
Posted - 2008.05.12 19:47:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: shaqarava on 12/05/2008 19:48:44
As Faife just said, it can just be different words for the same people. People from Britain can be referred to as British or Britons i.e. 'I'm British' or 'I'm a Briton'. I hear it on the news occasionally when Brits get into accidents and what not, the anchor will say '8 Britons were killed blah blah...'

And speaking of which, many people say Brit as well, 'Caldari' can perhaps be an accepted slang, or for casual usage in the Eve mythos.

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2008.05.12 20:14:00 - [29]
 

I prefer to think of them as caldarii.

Falcon Troy
Caldari
Best Path Inc.
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2008.05.12 20:18:00 - [30]
 

It goes like this:

Caldari: Caldari
Gallente: Gallentean
Amarr: Amarrian
Minmatar: Minmatari
Jove: Jovian

Simple, no? Rolling Eyes


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