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Cualuav is, for now, a placeholder for Trician continents that were uninhabited until modern times. Nowadays Cualuav is dominated by speakers of Eevo and a few other major Trician languages such as Windermere. Cualuav is located roughly opposite Etalocin, Talma, Txapoalli and Bjeheond. (This is mostly to isolate Cualuav from every other continent)


Cualuav was discovered by the Skellans, the Windermere, and the Anvirese who quickly populated the coastal area and founded Fyxoom.



todo: more countries

  • Fyxoom is the largest country in Cualuav.
  • multilingual country (Anbirese, Häskä, Nurian)
  • an Anbirese-speaking country
  • Häskä, Anbirese, Qenian, Windermere colonies


Shalian music

Chinese + Barbershop + ???

Almost nothing is known of early Shalian music from primary sources, although Shalian oral tradition holds that Old Shalian songs were sung in large groups or in very clear solo falsetto singing (à la Peking opera), to call upon the gods, drive evil spirits away or to prepare the spirit for battle.

The most distinctive and well-known style of Modern Shalian music is heavily syncopated rhythmic choral music. Falsetto is commonly used.


Shalian music is dominated by vocal music. The Shalians do not play instruments at all except for some percussion, and even those can often be substituted by vocalizing clicks and beatbox sounds.


Shalian music is based on the standard pentatonic scale, although intonational pitch bends are used like in barbershop quartet music. Modern standardizations or transcriptions of Shalian music often use 31edo, although this is not traditional.


Calque from British musical terms

  • note length names: breve, semibreve, crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, ...

Nurian music

The most well-known Nurian instrument is probably the aġġiakkātą [ædʒdʒækˈkaːtˠãː], a pasta guitar-like instrument with a bridge to separate two rows of strings that are an octave apart. Common models have 21 strings (folk), 29 strings (classical) or 37 strings (deluxe).

The aġġiakkātą is tuned to a meantone scale. The most complex aġġiakkātai are tuned to a 19 note scale, which may be 19edo or the Carlos Beta scale.