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Rhean Flag (was: Conlang flag design)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 8:48
On Sep 8, 2004, at 9:31 AM, Mike Ellis wrote:
> Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote: >> That sounds likely. Consequently, I've created a little html page >> with the >> images embedded (they're still jpg's, so may load slowly)-- >> --if anyone is >> interested.
> The first two on that site look spookily similar to the Rhean flag: > > M
Cool flag! What do the various parts of it symbolize? While we're at it, here's the Rokbeigalmki flag: Along the right edge, top to bottom it says _rokbeigalm-a_, "the Rokbeigalm (=riders of the waves)" in black letters. The five colors and shapes represent various things, including the Five Life Elements: sky blue = _dwi_ (water; life-cycle event: birth) yellow = _zek_ (fire; life-cycle event: puberty) crimson = _reiyug_ (blood; life-cycle event: marriage) green = _aurez_ (wood; life-cycle event: giving birth) brown = _amal_ (earth; life-cycle event: death) The blue lines are waves, representing _Báhhihr_, the Ocean, and the Rokbeigalm's migratory periods. The yellow semicircle and red lines together represent the rising and setting sun (Sémoz) over the ocean. The yellow can also be the sun by itself, with the red lines being a raised hand rising to grasp the sky (representing the strive to survive and succeed), the fingers grasping inwards to unite the people as one. The brown triangle and green T-shape together respresent landfall, _Amál_, the Earth, and the Rokbeigalm's sedentary periods. Together they also form the shape of a sail, representing their ships. Although individually the brown triangle can be the earth (as an island) or a sail, and the green T-shape can be land (flora) or a raft-platform. -Stephen (Steg) "the Goblin King discusses his lesson plans with NOBODY!"