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French influence on ZX
« on: July 23, 2009, 07:16:59 AM »
A coincidence? Nah, don't even think about it.

Ok since I speak french, I've decided to take a few ZX names and translate them into english.

Vent - Wind
                 > Both names are about freedom I can tell.
Aile - Wing
Praire - Meadow
Giro(ouette) - Vane
Serpent - Snake
Anguille - eel
Silure - Catfish or something like that
Fleuve - River
Chène - An Oak
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Well that's a few name I picked up randomly while running trough the base in ZX, and Decided to make a topic about it, I could translate them all on request, just wanted to see if it could interest anybody.

Note that some of this influence was ALSO in the MMZ Series, for example
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Ciel - Sky
Cerveau - Brain
MMZ Physis Album - L'oiseaux du bonheur - Bird of happyness -
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I could also translate the MMZ names on Request ^^
Notice that a song in ZX had a french name, for example

Cind ville, c'est notre espoir can be translated as - ''5 City, its our hope'' // sounds pretty weird I know O_o

Anyway, I just think this is an interesting fact,  it shows how capcom takes inspiration in really anything, like a langage.and also if you can also translate some that I din't list, don't be shy  owob


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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 07:19:00 AM »
Alouette - Lark

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 07:21:19 AM »
Vent - Wind

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 07:21:53 AM »
Vent - Wind

I already said that one.


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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 07:40:58 AM »
This has been common knowledge since the Zero series... (Ciel, Cerveu, Alouette, a few other names)
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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 07:50:21 AM »
Serpent - Snake

Probably coulda worked that one out on our own.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 07:55:01 AM »
I thought Girouette was specifily Weather Vane.
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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 08:32:36 AM »
I already said that one.

you separated it from the main list

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 08:39:56 AM »
you separated it from the main list

It was typed strangely, but Vexan was connecting Vent and Aile together in that they both mean freedom.  :\

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009, 10:47:04 AM »
The ENTIRE Resistance from ZERO has a french name. Even the Baby Elves (to Pray and Create), Neige and Montagne.

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Cind ville, c'est notre espoir can be translated as - ''5 City, its our hope'' // sounds pretty weird I know O_o

"Cinq Ville" is the name of the city from ZX. Just as "Grand Nuage" is the name for Guardian Base.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 10:52:33 AM »
Even some Mutos have french names: Glacier Le´ Cacktank
BTW I thought that Naige´s name was german matching Kraft......but the french translation of her name sounds better I quess

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2009, 10:53:56 AM »
Inti seems to like using French names. I suppose it's supposed to sound exotic or something, but to me it's just regular words (having to speak French on a regular basis and all >_>')

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2009, 10:57:48 AM »
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Kraft

Craft as of RZOCW's release.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2009, 11:02:20 AM »
So, he is no longer a german soldier but an US marine now?

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2009, 11:33:39 AM »
He never was either. Everyone just assumed a German theme for him for some reason.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009, 11:45:18 AM »
This is old news.

The resistance members had names of birds in French
I think the human caravan members were named after different weather conditions in French, but I can't really remember.
The Cyber Elf in Z4 was initially named Croire, I don't remember what the alternate names for it were.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009, 12:17:00 PM »
Croire - Believe
Charite - Charity (simple enough to deduce that one :P)
Variable - Uh... same thing in both languages >_>'
Progress - Well... yeah.
Nouvelle - They probably meant "New" with this one.
Recrue - Recruit

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 12:34:52 PM »
 Why French btw? XD I think for marketing reasons, because the French culture is pretty loved by the Japs

 Or because it sounds nice?

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009, 01:03:32 PM »
Why French btw? XD I think for marketing reasons, because the French culture is pretty loved by the Japs

 Or because it sounds nice?
I'd say it's probably a bit of Column A, and a bit of Column B.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009, 02:40:35 PM »
Ciel is a very nice name. Or word, I guess.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2009, 06:10:40 PM »
Hey remember Froid and Chaud, what's up with those names

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2009, 06:25:03 PM »
well Froid= cold, and Chaud= Hot XD

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2009, 12:59:49 PM »
I also like the French Style naming. Then they stop the trend in ZXA.

I was wandering before about Neige = Snow. What's the significance/relevance?

Then here's the answer.
I think the human caravan members were named after different weather conditions in French, but I can't really remember.
I forgot about that. hehe

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2009, 01:12:46 PM »
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Then they stop the trend in ZXA.

Just because they started to focus on different people does not mean they stopped the trend.

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Re: French influence on ZX
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2009, 01:41:21 PM »
Yup I made a wrong impression. "Stop the trend" is not the right phrase.

Different country = new name styles. In ZXA they made it more plain & universal. Most hunters originate from various places/ regions I think.