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  • Bravari or Brivari? Help with correct spellings needed.

    Hello there folks,
    Hope somebody can help me, as in recent weeks I have got a couple of programs that create crosswords and other word games. The same program also allow for the creation of custom dictionaries so I decided to create a B5/Crusade dictionary.
    At 430 words long its quite large but I have a couple of problems with spelling. Most names and references I took from "The Babylon File" by Andy Lane although that did not cover all 5 seasons. Anyhow his correct spelling seems pretty accurate but a tour round the internet reveals that there are some differences and if one is to create a "dictionary" then one need the correct spellings. (I did try a free Star Trek TNG crossword for one of the programs and there was two spelling mistake in that so hence the reason for getting it right).
    Three "words" that seem to be causing a problem are as follows;
    Bravari which I've seen as Brevari and Brivari
    Centarum which I've seen as Centaurum

    And finally the Narn Heavy Cruiser
    Jha'Dok which I've seen as G'Dok

    Incidentally on Wikipedia I've seen Dukhat written as Dukat which I know is wrong.

    Can anyone help, I do intend to allow this word list to be given out free once I've checked the spellings and if anyone is interested then the list is at present save in the Excel format.

    Thanks for your time,
    Steve C

  • #2
    Hi Steve, welcome!

    I can tell you right now that the correct spelling is Brivari. I looked that up not long ago. I'm *almost* certain that it's Centaurum and I'm sure that's it's Dukhat but I'd prefer to check for sure.

    I'll happily look up the rest for you directly from the scripts which I think is the definitive source. Can you help speed up the process by giving me episode names, especially for the Narn Cruiser? I'm thinking it's 'The Fall of Night'?

    Welcome again! It sounds like a fun project.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jan View Post
      I'll happily look up the rest for you directly from the scripts which I think is the definitive source. Can you help speed up the process by giving me episode names, especially for the Narn Cruiser? I'm thinking it's 'The Fall of Night'?
      It's also in 'Walkabout'

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      • #4
        Thanks. I'll look it up when I get home from work.

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          Okay, I've verified these with the scripts:

          The Narn Heavy Cruiser is called the G'Tok.

          Delenn's teacher and mentor was Dukhat.

          The Centauri ruling body is the Centaurum.

          Hope this helps,

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            http://isnanchordesk.com/b5/style.html

            That page is the Style Guide from the Crusade Writers Bible. I've been given permission from JMS and Fiona Avery to post it on my site, so everything is Kosher.

            Most of the commonly-misspelled words are up there, though Brivari is not. It might help in the future.
            "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

            The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OmahaStar View Post
              http://isnanchordesk.com/b5/style.html

              That page is the Style Guide from the Crusade Writers Bible. I've been given permission from JMS and Fiona Avery to post it on my site, so everything is Kosher.

              Most of the commonly-misspelled words are up there, though Brivari is not. It might help in the future.
              Bereau of Telepath Integration
              Spellings certainly do change over time in the B5 world.
              I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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              • #8
                Eilerson, Maximillian
                Curious that they chose the "two-L" spelling of the name (which I had thought was restricted to last names and mis-spelled first names).

                gravimentric forces


                Homonculus
                Curious non-standard choice for this spelling

                infermary
                I am starting to smell a rat

                Insterstellar Alliance
                Insterstellar News Network
                A big, fat, commie rat. I am stopping here.
                I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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                • #9
                  gravimentric forces
                  It's correct in the Crusade Writers Bible - gravimetric forces

                  Homonculus - Curious non-standard choice for this spelling
                  That's how it is in the Bible and the script for 'Racing the Night'.

                  infermary
                  Insterstellar Alliance
                  Insterstellar News Network
                  Obviously OmahaStar was transcribing rather than posting a scanned version of the Style Guide, one *heck* of a lot of work. And he got 'Xenoarchaeology' right, which just tried to sprain all my fingers!

                  Thanks for the effort, OS!

                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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