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Cities and towns don't need the suffix "city" or "town"

#1Grand_BluePosted 8/13/2013 10:27:46 AM
Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City.... why not just Pallet, Viridian, and Pewter? The French translations of Pokemon games give cities unique names like this (Jadielle, Argenta, Azuria, etc) and it looks so much better and it's more suitable for a JRPG. In Final Fantasy there is no Baron City or Cornelia City, it's just Baron and Cornelia.

The only reason I can think of why they did it is because in Japanese they try to use the English words for city and town (shi-ti, taun) which sounds absolutely horrible, especially since it's a JRPG (meaning Japanese, not English), and the translators decided to keep it.

Imagine Viridian Ciudad, Pewter Ciudad, or Viridian Stadt. Doesn't work well.
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#2CalciferJenkinsPosted 8/13/2013 10:29:19 AM
I think Viridian Stadt works, as a name. It sounds good, and I almost wish it was my name.
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#3LazHarshawPosted 8/13/2013 10:30:18 AM
Yes because there are no cities or towns with those suffix in the USA.
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#4Grand_Blue(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 10:31:56 AM
LazHarshaw posted...
Yes because there are no cities or towns with those suffix in the USA.


And this matters to the topic because...?
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#5Meltemi_RafalaPosted 8/13/2013 10:32:26 AM
CalciferJenkins posted...
I think Viridian Stadt works, as a name. It sounds good, and I almost wish it was my name.


Though, I'd get rid of the space: Viridianstadt. It really is quite nifty.
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#6willingmessPosted 8/13/2013 10:32:44 AM
The reason it works:

They already have another meaning....
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#7NewbieN00bPosted 8/13/2013 10:33:44 AM
LazHarshaw posted...
Yes because there are no cities or towns with those suffix in the USA.


I am asking this as an American myself:

WTF does this topic have to do with the US?
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#8LazHarshawPosted 8/13/2013 10:34:01 AM
Grand_Blue posted...
LazHarshaw posted...
Yes because there are no cities or towns with those suffix in the USA.


And this matters to the topic because...?


New York City, Newtown, Oklahoma City.
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#9NewbieN00bPosted 8/13/2013 10:40:47 AM(edited)
LazHarshaw posted...
Grand_Blue posted...
LazHarshaw posted...
Yes because there are no cities or towns with those suffix in the USA.


And this matters to the topic because...?


New York City, Newtown, Oklahoma City.


Well, New York and Oklahoma are also states, so you kinda have to specify. Just calling a town 'New' doesn't really work either(Though people would get used to it, but they probably wouldn't just call a town 'new' in a fictional setting).

Granted, the above also applies to a lot of the town names in pokemon (The word also means something else and can be confused without the suffix. Which leads us to why pokemon uses the town suffix).
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