Bjeheond (English: b(y)eh-HUND; Eevo: Bihýnd; Anbirese: sa Bjeheond; Tseer: Bihøød; Netagin: Tacrůt; Naeng Tătsruat /tətsˈʁu:t/ or Bichănd /bɪˈχənd/; Clofabosin: Becandin; Sowaazh: Biihanp'i) is a Europe-sized continent of the conplanet Tricin, situated to the south of Talma. It is loosely inspired by Mainland Southeast Asia, the Arab world, India, and Japan.
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- 1 External history
- 2 Names
- 3 Todo
- 4 History
- 5 Countries
- 6 Geography and climate
- 7 Economy
- 8 Demographics
- 9 Society
- 10 Art
- 11 Music
- 12 Calendar
- 13 Religion
- 14 Cuisine
- 15 Notable figures
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 "Bjeheond" occurs in the Anbirese name for the continent, sa Bjeheond /sa bʲehʌnd/, however it's actually the soft-mutated form, which occurs after the class article sa.
Bjeheond comes from Nurian Bíxxanti /ˈbʲɪxənʔtʲ/ 'fox-DU', referring to the Twin Foxes in Nurian mythology. "Bjeheond" is preferred to other names for the continent in the majority of Trician languages.
Other names include Netagin Tacrůt (from cerat 'fox', thus a partial calque from the Nurian) and a poetic name Șinach (from *hīna-kkam 'our land' in an older stage of Gwnax; Modern Gwnax Zynax. Gwnax itself is from *wana-kkam 'our way (of speaking)').
there should be some Netagin superstitions about the causes of disease
Ancient Bjeheond was ruled by tribal societies who spoke Lakovic as well as other languages which are extinct today. Bjeheond is thought to be the Proto-Lakovic urheimat.
The Dáiḃeŋal civilization left statues and megalithic temples (as well as some written records) near the Gwnax-speaking area in Northwestern Bjeheond. Subsequently Bjeheond was settled by Proto-Nurian- and Netagin-speaking tribes, which caused some Lakovic speakers to flee north to Talma and south to Txapoalli. The Dáiḃeŋal civilization's writing system and their language Gwnax still survive to the present day.
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. (?)
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
The low-lying regions of Bjeheond have a Mediterranean climate (but a bit more tropical), with hot, dry summers and wet winters. The eastern islands, Tumhan, Pategia, Roshteria, and Ir Păchnay Sămtsay are wetter and are rich in subtropical forests.
The longest river in Bjeheond is the Piune River (Pīenu in Nurian, Pün in Wdm). It's the reason most of Bjeheond is not arid like Australia.
Bjeheond has one major mountain range along the southernmost edge, the source of the Piune. It's thought that Bjeheond fused, then separated again from Txapoalli long ago (?)
Some features of the Bjeheondian Linguistic Area:
- Grimm's law for aspirated stops
- Register, pitch accent, or tone (more strongly near Wieb area)
- Analytic grammar -- suspected to have arisen because of unrelated languages being in the same area
- Slavic-style verbs of motion
- Other Idavic and Lakovic languages
- Æ ("Danish with more tones"; Lakovic)
- Gwnax (isolate)
The Idavic people had a rich oral tradition of epics and poetry.
Russian + Chinese architecture?
- Main articles: Netagin/Music
There are two very common calendars in use: the Talman/Mărotłite solar calendar and the Netagin lunisolar calendar. Somewhat less common is the Wiebian solar calendar (which is much more accurate than the Talman one; it's aligned with the spring equinox).
- The Nurians are a source of what begins as basically our Theravada Buddhism
- The Netagin don't really care about religion, they tend to be syncretic, though they do have indigenous beliefs
- The Netagin commonly practice a form of syncretized Nurian-Buddhism
- Windermere and Talman religions and parodies thereof
- The "Second Stopper"
People making up their own religions is commonplace
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.
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:
(Change to Nurian and Netagin)
- 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)
- 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
- Inthar Căndeach - Talman-Bjeheondian actress and director of the Gawwahhat series