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Ookla the Idiopathic

What do we call the people of the planets?

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Pretty self-explanatory. Do we have standardized names for the people from different planets? (IE: people from Earth are often called Terrans in sci-fi).

 

So what do we call the people of the different cosmere worlds?

 

Sel: Selites? Selians? Selish?

Roshar: Rosharans.

Scadrial: Scadrians.

Threnody: Threnodites.
Nalthis: Nalthians.

Yolen: Yolenites? Yolens? Yolenii? 

Ashyn: Ashthities? Ashyrii? Ashyn?

Braize: Braizians? Braizites? 

Taldain: Taldites? Taldanians? Talithites? 

 

 

 

This is an important topic! We need standardization across the 17th shard! (Also, with the plethora of topics discussing peoples from the different worlds right now *cough* Roshar vs. Scadrial *cough*, knowing what to refer to the people as will help). 

 

EDITED: Confirmed names are in BOLD.

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I think most of these are on the Coppermind with WoBs to back them up. For example, it mentions that people from Sel are Selish.

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There are some standard demonyms. Rosharans, Scadrians, Nalthians, Threnodites are all canonical (with Threnodite coming from Secret History). Brandon previously on that Q&A has said "Selish" was the demonym for Sel, but in later Q&As he has said "Selian," if I recall correctly.

No other planet has known demonyms. Brandon will probably answer that when we get books on those worlds. I think Sharders have asked about a few others and he is hesitant to canonize them yet.

I think people from Yolen are Yolish, but don't have an immediate link for that, so I might be imagining that.

EDIT: Indeed, on the Coppermind we get the WoB'd demonym at all costs, haha.

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Not sure how canonical some of these are but the most common uses on the forums are
Sel: Selish
Roshar: Rosharans
Scadrial: Scadrians
Threnody: Threnodites
Nalthis: Nalthian
 

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Not sure how canonical some of these are but the most common uses on the forums are

Sel: Selish

Roshar: Rosharans

Scadrial: Scadrians

Threnody: Threnodites

Nalthis: Nalthian

All of those are canonical! My link links to Brandon himself :P

The only one that is weird is Sel, because Brandon can't seem to make up his mind...

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it mentions that people from Sel are Selish.

Pretty sure they're people, not crustaceans

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I vote for calling people of Sel "Selfies". All in favor...

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All of those are canonical! My link links to Brandon himself :P

The only one that is weird is Sel, because Brandon can't seem to make up his mind...

Yeah that was the one I was unsure of, and Yolish but I was so unsure on that I didn't even mention it. :P

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I think I would like Nalthesean better that Nalthian.

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Yolish has been used to refer to the variety of a thing from Yolen (Yolish Lightweaving), but I think that's the only time we've seen it so hard to tell if it's also supposed to be the demonym, though it'd make sense

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My mobile is being silly, I will edit and correct later on my iPad.

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Brandon previously on that Q&A has said "Selish" was the demonym for Sel, but in later Q&As he has said "Selian," if I recall correctly.

They could both be right, I think.  As in, Selians are Selish (with Selian being the noun and Selish the adjective).

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Pretty self-explanatory. Do we have standardized names for the people from different planets? (IE: people from Earth are often called Terrans in sci-fi).

 

So what do we call the people of the different cosmere worlds?

 

Sel: Selites? Selians? Selish?

Roshar: Rosharans.

Scadrial: Scadrians.

Threnody: Threnodites.

Nalthis: Nalthians.

Yolen: Yolenites? Yolens? Yolenii? 

Ashyn: Ashthities? Ashyrii? Ashyn?

Braize: Braizians? Braizites? 

Taldain: Taldites? Taldanians? Talithites? 

Yolen: Yolites? Yolenii?

 

 

This is an important topic! We need standardization across the 17th shard! (Also, with the plethora of topics discussing peoples from the different worlds right now *cough* Roshar vs. Scadrial *cough*, knowing what to refer to the people as will help). 

 

EDITED: Confirmed names are in BOLD.

Just wanna say, you've put Yolen twice :P

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Aye, Sel is the odd one as I go between Selian and Selish

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