|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 21, 2000, 16:38|
On Wed, 21 Jun 2000 03:11:22 -0400 Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
> ObConlang: What would _your_ conlang's flag look like? Why?
The flag of the Rokbeigalm (the speakers of Rokbeigalmki) can be found at
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
sky blue = _dwi_ (water)
yellow = _zek_ (fire)
crimson = _reiyug_ (blood)
green = _aurez_ (wood)
brown = _amal_ (earth)
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.
"do not fear night-terror, nor the arrow that flies by day."