Water - the Star Civ lifeblood

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Water - the Star Civ lifeblood

Post by Fenton » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:54 am

I've taken the liberty of illustrating how important the water systems (mainly, of course, canals) was to the star civilisation by adapting and updating some old maps and diagrams, highlighting the water systems in each.

HAMBURG WITH WATER2.jpg (23.5 MiB) Viewed 8877 times

Lille_with_water2.jpg (1.07 MiB) Viewed 8877 times

Amsterdam1688_with_water3.jpg (14 MiB) Viewed 8877 times

Lille_with _water3.jpg
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COPENHAGEN.jpg (1.29 MiB) Viewed 8877 times

METZ.jpg (1.13 MiB) Viewed 8877 times

It's little wonder that the world was full of canals.

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Re: Water - the Star Civ lifeblood

Post by Katharina » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:56 pm

Dear all,
I am refelcting actually on the naming 'water systems'.

In German the name for a big river is 'Strom', in English also 'stream'.
And also electricity is called 'Strom', it is really the exact same word.

A river is also called 'Fluss', which means 'flow'.

I find also interesting that the drainage and sewer systems under the towns is called 'canalization', in German 'Kanalisation'.
Canal in German is also 'Kanal'. And in English the canal is close to channel, which is also used for communication.

One more interesting word is 'Weiher'. This is a pond, so a not flowing water.
It is pronounced the same as 'wire' in English.
And I think the canals around the cities or castles had often not flowing water, so they had 'Weihers' around.
Every old village or castle had a pond nearby.
I am living in an area in Germany with thousands of carp ponds, connected with little canals.

I find it very interesting that the words in the water systems are more or less same as for power, information and communication systems.

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