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Hmøøh (Skellan: a Hmøøh 'world'; Naeng: Sngeaf; Swuntsim: Ξəp /tɬəp/) is an Earth-like planet orbiting a G-type main sequence star, called a hond in Skellan, and fi nieth in Naeng, in the Rytsofzyláð Galaxy.

Hmøøh is a collaborative conworld setting originally created by User:IlL. User:Praimhín has also contributed greatly.

See also Verse:Irta, Verse:Schngellstein


Move Tsrovesh to Méich Bhaonnáiqh



  • Tseer
  • Anbirese


  • Netagin
  • Nurian


  • Talma
    • Mutations
    • large vowel systems
    • Insular Celtic/Semitic relexes: Head-initial, historically verb-initial, with inflected prepositions, etc.
  • Bjeheond: Nurian, Tizian, Modern Wdm, Modern Ntg
    • moderately large vowel systems
    • Syntactically similar to SEA
    • Slavic-style motion verbs
  • Naquian
    • construct state? German relexes?
  • Peripheral Naquian (Rencad) Sprachbund
    • possessed classifiers, alienable vs inalienable possession
      • you have to say "my-CLF tree"
    • simple evidentiality systems
  • Hetomic/Idosian
    • Polish gibby or otherwise very fricativey
    • noun classes
    • prefixing but head final
  • Onishian Sprachbund 1: Uralic/Siberian gibs/relexes
    • Suffixaufnahme
    • Caucasian-style gender systems
    • Ryctiac
  • Onishian Sprachbund 2: "Rulak"?
    • Bring Rietz back?
  • Onishian Sprachbund 3:
    • Honorific mania but not Altaic
  • Onishian Sprachbund 4
    • "Toneless polyejectiveVietnamese"
  • Roshterian
    • retroflexes
    • head-marking


Hmøøh is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.


Former contributors

Some loose guidelines

  • In general, conlangs and names should avoid words that sound like
    • racial etc. slurs
    • profanities in common Earth languages
    • names of infamously destructive hurricanes (e.g. "Katrina" or "Harvey")
  • When creating a Trician character, you can give them multiple interests (like, say, mathematician and composer) but generally you should give them at most one field to be major or famous in, especially if the character is contemporary.

Star system

Planet names in Eevo:

  • Łyrxíd - terrestrial (Tseer Warsid)
  • Hmøøh - terrestrial
    • Satellite: Søøm
  • Alvor - terrestrial (Tseer Almor)
  • Firot - super-Earth (Tseer Firodh)
  • Tservih - gas giant (Tseer Txermikh)
  • Darwñð - gas giant (Tseer Darofwwđ)
  • Çyñvar - ice giant (Tseer Khimar)

The largest planet is Tservih and the smallest is Alvor.

(Tseer, via a Qazhric language? Inspired by Akkadian Simānu, Kislimu > Hebrew Sivan, Kislev)

Planetary characteristics

1 Trician solar year = 357.08065278709064 Trician days. These are often grouped into 51 7-day weeks.

1 Trician solar day = 24 Earth hours

A Trician day is divided into 5040 units, each of which is divided into 5040 smaller units.

One Trician lunar month is 30.58122882574347 Trician days long; hence months in the lunar calendar usually have either 30 or 31 days. Twelve lunar months are about 366.97474590892164 days, which exceeds the solar year by 9.89409312183100 solar days. Hence Trician lunisolar calendars remove a month, approximately once in every 3 years, to keep the months aligned with the solar year.

Atmosphere and atmospheric pressure: Earth-like


27% of Hmøøh's surface is land (i.e. not covered by water).

Continents (Areas are ballpark estimates):

  • Talma and Txapoalli: Spreads north to south, about 20% of the land
    • Talma (Skellan: Talma): Northern, temperate region
    • Txapoalli (Skellan: Eta): Southern, tropical region
  • Bjeheond (Skellan: Ogxóoñ): about 10% of the land, temperate
  • Avaka (Skellan: Avaga): about 30% of the land, climate varies widely
  • Cualuav (Skellan: Cualuav): 30%, climate varies widely
  • Arctica: 10%

Other areas:

TODO: Residual and spread zones within each continent.


The following describes the Talman calendar, which is now a global standard across Hmøøh.

Year 0 marks the founding of the Windermere Empire. Negative years are written with a minus sign.

The current Trician year is fT 1392.

Major oceans and seas

Tectonic plates

Major plates:

  • one big oceanic plate
  • Talman plate
  • Etalocian plate
  • Bjeheondian plate
  • two to three Txapoallian plates
  • one Cualuavian plate
  • two to four minor oceanic plates
  • one Arctican plate

Time zones


Natural resources

Fossil fuels are less abundant than on Earth, which has forced Tricians to rely on nuclear energy. [also slowed down tech progress, but Trician civilization also grew more sustainably than Earth civilization] (?)


Like Crackfic Hmøøh, Canon Hmøøh itself was a result of a terraforming event where Earth organisms, including early humans, gradually took over a previously uninhabitable planet via a one-way wormhole. All organisms on Hmøøh come from Earth lineages no older than the Miocene. All modern Trician humans are our Homo sapiens sapiens.

The difference between Canon and Crackfic Hmøøh is mainly in when in Trician history later Earth immigration occurs, and what lingua francas are in use in Canon Hmøøh.


The Trician musical traditions could be classified roughly as follows. (See individual subpages for more info.)

  • Meantone temperament (penta or diatonic; I-vi-ii-V-I important): ???
  • Pythagorean/53edo: Dodellian
  • Low-complexity just intonation (overtone or undertone series based, combination product sets and CS's) or quasi ji edos: classical Talman, popular Fyxoom
  • Tetrachords and ajnas: Sowáar, Bjeheondian
  • Equal division of the fifth: Naquosphere
  • Small inharmonic scales (slendro and pelog and quasi 7edo): Onishia
  • JI-agnostic small edos: modern experimental
  • Primodality: modern experimental

Modern Talmosphere art music is often a mixture of all these elements.


Major languages

Roughly in order of number of speakers:

  1. Mustlup
  2. Scellan
  3. Dakwəx
  4. Modern Naquian
  5. Æ
  6. Șinach Netagin

Language families

Some major language families are:

Language isolates

"Racial" characteristics

  • Etalocians have brown skin, black hair, epicanthal folds, blue eyes (sometimes), and straight hair.
  • Txapoallians: various

Programming languages

Programming languages usually have Scellan keywords and use Polish/prefix notation. Some common languages are:

  • High-level language (Java + Python hybrid)
  • Functional language
  • C analogue

See also

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