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How did you come up with the name Australische, if I may ask? To me, as a Dutchman, this is a rather odd name, as it literally means Australian in both the Dutch and German languages. Like calling Europe "Europese" (European) or Asia "Aziatische" (Asian/Asiatic). --XterrorX (talk) 16:52, August 13, 2012 (UTC)


Er... I came up with it because I'm an idiot. I read that the continent was referred to as Australische in early Dutch texts so just used that. (And I'm trying very hard not to use English terms as English as we understand it doesn't exist in this TL - or at least its equivalent is no where near as dominant). But yeah, now I realise its obviously used in that context as an adjective not a noun. Is there a better term you would use? Yan Hoek (talk) 10:56, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know, perhaps just Australia? Or a Norse bastardization of the Latin Australis or one the Aboriginal names for the continent? Or maybe even name it after that "Nymark" ship, which is already conveniently named "new ground" in Norwegian? --XterrorX (talk) 22:39, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
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