Gulf of Lyon(s)

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Gulf of Lyon(s)

#1 Post by foodcoats » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:26 am

Just noticed that the small map shows Gulf of Lyon, whereas the big map and the orders log say Gulf of Lyons. My physical board says Lyons as well. Not sure if this is a bug or a character limit/aesthetic thing.
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#2 Post by Squigs44 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:50 am

The small map is only capable of containing one Lyon, whereas the large map has a larger Gulf capable of containing multiple Lyons.
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#3 Post by foodcoats » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:13 am

I think you're lyon to me.
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#4 Post by Aurelia » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:23 am

There’s also Galacia/Galicia depending on the map.
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#5 Post by Claesar » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:24 am

foodcoats wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:13 am
I think you're lyon to me.
Lyon? Only in Kenya.


Google suggest it should be Gulf of Lion, so I'm not even sure where this name came from.
Aurelia wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:23 am
There’s also Galacia/Galicia depending on the map.
Wikipedia insists that's a typo.

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#6 Post by ghug » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:43 pm

I've never seen it spelled with an i. Maybe it's different in Dutch?

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#7 Post by Mercy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:20 pm

It is indeed spelled 'Gulf of Lion', according to the English wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Lion

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#8 Post by ItsHosuke » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:15 pm

"Lion" could be the French spelling. But I've always seen it spelled with a "y" instead.

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#9 Post by dargorygel » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:08 am

Why are you all just Lyon around? Get to work!
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#10 Post by tobieee911 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:36 pm

ghug wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:43 pm
I've never seen it spelled with an i. Maybe it's different in Dutch?

I am also Dutch, and i have never seen it spelled that way.

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#11 Post by Foxcastle » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm

If I ask Google Maps to show me the Gulf of Lyon, it directs me to a Shell gas station in Arlington, VA...
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#12 Post by tobieee911 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:42 pm

Foxcastle wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
If I ask Google Maps to show me the Gulf of Lyon, it directs me to a Shell gas station in Arlington, VA...
I don't even get results if i ask the same :lol:

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#13 Post by 2ndWhiteLine » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:43 pm

My bookshelf game version of Diplomacy spells "Eastern Mediterrranean" with three Rs.
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#14 Post by Tugster » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:44 am

the actual name is:

Gulfe du Lion, and it is not pronounced at all like the English word "lion" the big cat, The first syllable has a ee sound, not an i sound. So it's sort of like lee - ON, but the on is nasal sound unique to French. It sounds nothing like Lion in English.

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#15 Post by Tugster » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:00 am

sorry with an o, typo

Golfe du Lion

but is was named by the Romans even before the French.

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#16 Post by A_Tin_Can » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:09 pm

I believe Gulf of Lyon is an old spelling, which (while largely out of fashion) was still used at the time of Diplomacy's publication. You can see it on older maps. Similarly with Rumania (now Romania).

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#17 Post by A_Tin_Can » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:10 pm

English spellings of French names are often different. I quite enjoy "Marseilles", from the French "Marseille". I guess English speakers figured there must have been an extra silent letter there, and so added one.

Related fun fact: Google Maps set to UK English says "Marseilles", set to US English it says "Marseille".
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#19 Post by Claesar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:30 am

Rulebook? That's like a manual. No man reads that stuff.
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Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

#20 Post by A_Tin_Can » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:59 am

Claesar, are you sure that “don’t read the rules” is the position you want to be taking as a moderator?
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