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Ahiku

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Re: Names in No. 6
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2015, 09:39:16 am »
Hm...I also thought the place names have something to do with hierarchy and status.

Chronos - Greek, aristocratic, high-born, wealthy, elite

Tsuki no Shizuku - administration center, for the entire city...including LT and Chrons, that's why they could use the language everyone is able to understand. In that case Japanse... or in the German version, it's German...
Well, it's at least some kind of fancy name.
@listenforthelove what about the forest park? Is it English or Japanese in the original version?

Lost Town - underclass, different from the rest, maybe that's why they use another language. Well, and English is the most common language in the world, maybe even in the No. 6 universe. I could imagine that they city states conduct negotiagtions in English as well. (I don't think they are all able to understand Japanese.)
But Lost Town is at least still a part of the city and safe.

West Block/South Block/East Block - downgrading, underclass, or even the dregs of society, garbage dump, or service sector, farming and agriculture for the city.
The names are very common and not very individuell. Places called like that could be everywhere in the world. So even the names are kinda downgrading. They serve the city.

Otherwise... English should be important and languages are rather something for the elite, so I guess it would make more sense to use English terms for important places and Japanese names for blocks. Whatever... 西の区画 nishi no kukaku for West Block (I'm pretty sure that's not correct! Haha XD)

Ah... Moondrop is also a plant, at least in English.
http://www.exoticangel.com/plant-library/species/schefflera/item/538-moondrop
It's a poisonous plant. 

I don't think it's called tsuki no shizuku in Japanese. o.o