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The countries of the Bitaleta (Talma, Etalocin, and Bjeheond) area

Bjeheond (English: bay-HUND; Eevo: Bihǿñd or Og Zoñ; Hlou: Ohn Schlös; Anbirese: Bjehéond; Tseezh: Bihøød; Windermere Oc Łong or Bichănd; Clofabosin: Becandin; Sowaár: Biíhand) is a Europe-sized continent of the conplanet Tricin, situated to the south of Talma. It is loosely inspired by the Sinosphere.

External history

Bjeheond began as Schrubstiempf, or the Wiebosphere, which was filled with monosyllabic tonal descendants of Ancient Wiebian ("dialects" of Wiebian), which was a German giblang.

"Bjeheond" was originally intended as a name for the continent in a Swedo-Sino-Korean language meant to be spoken in the continent. Since I've been using "Bjeheond" for so long I'll continue to use it in English; in Tricin it would probably be the Anbirese name for the continent.

Names

The Windermere name Bichănd comes from Bikhøød, the Tseer name for the area.

Native names for the continent exist, and are increasing in popularity in Trician languages.

Todo

there should be some hlou ku superstitions about the causes of disease

History

Ancient Bjeheond

Ancient Bjeheond was ruled by Lakovic- and Hlou-Shum-speaking tribal societies.

The arrival of the Windermere

Bjeheond was settled by Imperial Windermere refugees who decided to flee from the increasingly arcane and arbitrary religious laws of Mărotłism, and from the corruption of the Windermere religious and political establishment. The influx of the Windermere was at first slow, but it eventually caused an upheaval in Bjeheondian society and politics.

This happened due to several factors:

  • Windermere science and technology were more advanced in some important ways – for example, the Windermere knew, unlike native Bjeheondians, that germs were responsible for infectious diseases.
  • The Windermere were the first to introduce farming of the contraceptive plant silphium to Bjeheond, though silphium had already been introduced to Bjeheond by trade.
  • Some political calamities gripped the native Bjeheondian states. (?)

Modern Bjeheond

Countries

Bjeheond has two countries: the large USB, officially Implüeng Pa'ăncem Bichănd (United States of Bjeheond) and the slightly smaller Tumhan, officially Bintălisral Tumhan (Republic of Tumhan) to the east.

Geography and climate

Bjeheond has a temperate climate with four seasons.

Ir Păchnay Sămtsay (Windermere for Emperor Sămtsay Island) to the east

Bodies of water:

  • Piune River

Mountains:

Economy

Demographics

Languages

The major language family native to Bjeheond is Hlou-Shum. There are also a handful of isolates. Windermere is from Talma.

Some features of the Bjeheondian Linguistic Area:

  • Prenasalized stops
  • Register, pitch accent or tone
  • Analytic grammar

Major languages

Minor languages

Society

A tripartite division in Hlou-Shum societies, where people could freely move from one class to another?

Art

Literature

The Hlou-Shum people had a rich oral tradition of epics and poetry.

Architecture

Russian + Chinese architecture?

Fashion

Music

Main articles: Verse:Tricin/Bjeheond/Music

Calendar

There are two very common calendars in use: the Talman solar calendar and the Hlou lunisolar calendar. Somewhat less common is the Wiobian solar calendar (which is much more accurate than the Talman one; it's aligned with the spring equinox).

Religion

  • Some weird religion for the Wiobians and Tumhanians
  • Hlou-Shum paganism/polytheism
    • A version of PIE paganism
    • Oon is a Shumian god
  • Windermere and Talman religions and parodies thereof
    • The "Second Stopper"

People making up their own religions is commonplace

Cuisine

Historically, vegetarianism was more popular in Bjeheond among people who followed the Tseezh-Windermere culture (about 10% of them were vegetarian). The Hlou-Shum people traditionally consumed meat and milk, but beef and pork were avoided. Fish was extremely common. Also common is tempeh (Hlou: Te Mpeh 'bean cake'), which was brought to Bjeheond by the Windermere.

Recipes

Bjeheondian recipes are centered around rice; various vegetables; and fish, meat or vegan alternatives to them (tofu, tempeh). Wheat and dairy products are not very common (unlike in Talman, Clofabian and Dodellian cuisine).

Some common recipes among Windermereans in the USB are:

  • Naengic noodles (habtsom Näng /habˈtsom nɛŋ/): originating in the Näng region, it consists of rice noodles, basil, a spicy citrus-based vinaigrette, seaweed and tofu or tempeh.
  • Glah /klāʔ/: a steamed fermented rice-based flatbread similar to injera, with various toppings (curries, salads, stews). Stereotypically associated with Bjeheond in other Trician countries.
  • No Pahn /nō pʰàʔ/: pickled cactus leaves. A Hlou delicacy.
  • zuh blaj /sû blāj/: Schong crêpes made with chickpea flour, coconut oil and possibly sweet potatoes, rolled and garnished with various leafy vegetables.
  • glh schanng /xl̩̂ sʰǎŋ/: Schong dish consisting of raw vegetables (most commonly bean sprouts) soaked in kefir.
  • Vä Kleib /vāⁿ kʰlə́i/: Date nut bars (a common Hlou dessert)

Notable figures

USB

  • Sămtsay Prăthan Clang - acoustician, discovered inharmonic spectra and timbral tunings
  • Nlo-Nai Vab - Shumian entrepreneur, often called the "Second Mover of Bjeheond"
  • Bes-Nlahn Glud - Skellan- and Hlou-language poet and essayist
  • Rod-Bieß Löb - conlanger
  • Les Schwab

Tumhan