kayla-bird: how does the Gallifreyan naming system work 


charamei:

[caste][job-optional OR renegade morpheme][name][regeneration number][house and chapter][additional titles][previous titles]

We’re building a doc here for the big ones (Doctor, Master, Romana etc). Scroll down to where it says ‘Full Name Starts Here’: the Doctor in particular has almost a full page of aliases first.

In order:

Caste: Fairly self-explanatory. For Time Lords it’s va, and is also the bit that would get translated into English as ‘Lord/Lady’. So ‘Lord Braxiatel’: vaBraxiatel.

Job Title OR Renegade Morpheme: Gallifreyans really like job titles, had you noticed? Cardinal Braxiatel. Coordinator Narvin. Commander Andred. Bodyguard Leela. They all do it, so it’s not that hard to imagine the lower ranks wandering up to you and introducing themselves as, say, Tailor Vintres or Sewage Disposal Specialist Frunsic.

  • Lady Romana: vaRomana. Lady President Romana: vathiRomana.
  • Lord Braxiatel: vaBraxiatel. Cardinal Braxiatel: vathiroBraxiatel.
  • Lord Narvin: vaNarvin. Coordinator Narvin: vathiroNarvin*.
  • Guard Andred: zaAndred. Commander Andred: zathiAndred.
  • Doctor Martha Jones: fahuMarthaJones.

*Coordinator of the CIA is basically the same job as Cardinal of any other Chapter as far as I can tell. I suspect you’re assumed to be a Cardinal unless you specify otherwise, hence the constant usage of ‘Coordinator Narvin/Vansell of the CIA' (vathiroNarvincelestimas).

And der’, of course, technically means ‘My name is’ but is used by renegades on a permanent basis to distinguish, e.g., the Doctor (der’hu) from a Doctor (fahuMarthaJones).

(Renegades drop their caste prefix usually, but when they keep it we get the ‘The Time Lord Known As’ construction, as used by Darkel in Trial of a Time Lord. Rassilon’s horrific usage of ‘Lord Doctor’ was caused by him getting muddled and saying der’vahu instead of vader’hu.)

Name: Romanadvoratrelundar, Narvinectralonum, Darkelatraquistahastrad…

Regeneration Number: starts from 0 because we’re counting number of regenerations, not which incarnation you’re on. So Romana I = Romanadvoratrelundari, Romana II = Romanadvoratrelundaroni.

House and Chapter: Share their possessive, so instead of lungbarrowmasprydonmas we say lungbarrowprydonmas. (Well, actually we say vhacet’Lungprydonmas, but you know what I mean.)

Additional Titles: The Presidency comes with about five. Things like ‘The Oncoming Storm’ also go in here.

Previous Titles: e.g. ‘Former President of Gallifrey For Five Minutes Before I Could Weasel Out Of It Again But It Still Counts’.

Simples!

Anonymous: I've got a question that I'm not sure if anyone has addressed before and I'm really curious about it. How did non-Cerulean Gallifreyans deal with their houses basically being giant plants? Aren't the houses formed by like trees and roots? 


crying, mostly

Danny Pink in ‘Into the Dalek’

Anonymous: Why is Girl in the Fireplace so bad?? 


its like a mixture of everything i personally despise in a single story?? i mean im sure theres something that makes other people like it and they’re obviously totally free to do so

fair point my blue friend

Anonymous: Did you like the new episode Girl in the Firep… oh wait. 


OKAY SO FUN FACT THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS LIKE “WAIT YOUVE SEEN THIS BEFORE?? WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BEFORE???” AND I COULDNT THINK OF ANYTHING AND I WAS SO CONFUSED AND THEN THEY WERE LIKE “THE S.S. MARIE ANTOINETTE” AND I LEGIT STARTED CRYING

I DID NOT WANT CAPALDI TO BE SULLIED BY THE MEMORY OF WHAT IS POSSIBLY THE WORST DR.WHO SERIAL EVER WRITTEN I DID NOT ASK FOR THIS

that said it wasnt that bad i enjoyed it a lot more than ive enjoyed recent eleven serials clara got a tonne of character development and the paternoster gang and the eyebrows which are going to sede from twelves face and form an independent country of eyebrows nb nb

still some more sex jokes than im comfortable with and im not sure how vastra managed to get them to fall asleep tbh like it was a funny joke but twelve was right???? also the misgendering a second later (i would have preferred the mistaxonomising) and also how is a hot air balloon made out of skin meant to be a valid escape pod where are you trying to go????? 5km away very visibly???? dude

i dont believe in only having one of something (and also we could do it better with more queer rep and cooler worldbuilding and stupid injokes and visuals)

theoretical gallifrey spin-off theoretical writing team: me, charamei, eighthdoctor, dromeianindistress, mylordshesacactus, zagreus-taking-time-apart do you want in? you’re good at jokes

Anonymous: I don't know if you watched the new episode but if you did, in the scene where the robot guy was interrogating Clara and was asking her where the doctor was, he stated "where is the other one, where is The Other" aND MY MIND IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT TO THE OTHER LIKE GALLIFREY'S THE OTHER WHO WAS THE DOCTOR BEFORE HE WAS THE DOCTOR???? Do you think that could've been implied, or am I reading into this too much??? 


i doubt the droid would know who the other was but in my experience there is no such thing as reading too much into dr.who so hey do w/e

Anonymous: Are Time Lords aromantic? 


im sure some of them are??

Anonymous: Would you ever want to see a doctor who spinoff that revolved around gallifrey??? and who would you trust to write and direct said show??? 


i would love a spin-off about gallifrey and the answer is me. i would trust me to write and direct that show.

danyanimated:

So I was writing a small paper in Microsoft Word and the program suddenly crashed (I saved a couple minutes before, thank god) and I get this message in the corner of my screen two seconds afterward

what the fuck

imagineadric:

Imagine adric pregnant

somehow i had totally neglected to form a trans hc about adric until just now thank you so much

i am SO HERE for dfab adric

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