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'''Onnawasta''' ([[Ash]]: ''oadna-oasda'', lit. "sunrise-sunset", IPA [ˈʔɔ̯ɑʔ.ᵈn̠ɐˌwɔ̯ɑs̠.t̠ɐ]) is the emblem of [[Verse:Ash/Appa|Appa]], a coastal town.
'''Onnawasta''' ([[Ash]]: ''oadna-oasda'', lit. "sunrise-sunset", IPA [ˈʔɔ̯ɑʔ.ᵈn̠ɐˌwɔ̯ɑs̠.t̠ɐ]) is the anglicised name of the emblem of [[Verse:Ash/Appa|Appa]], a coastal town.

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Onnawasta (Ash: oadna-oasda, lit. "sunrise-sunset", IPA [ˈʔɔ̯ɑʔ.ᵈn̠ɐˌwɔ̯ɑs̠.t̠ɐ]) is the anglicised name of the emblem of Appa, a coastal town.


The emblem simultaneously depicts the rising sun (oadna) coming up from behind the two mountains (represented by the pair of darker diagonal triangles in the upper half) that Appa lies in front of, as well as the setting sun (oasda) on the sea horizon. The passage of the sun between these two points is itself seen as a representation of the migratory history of Appa's founders, originally dwelling on the peaks. The four-point compass rose represents the nautical life associated with the seaside location.


As a pattern the emblem can be reduced to a simple contrast between a darker hue (ayya) and a brighter one (oada). The canonical colour scheme involves three shades: a purple for the darker parts representing the sky and the sea, a yellow for the sun and the brighter halves of the compass rose, and an orange for the remaining brighter parts representing sunlight.