What's up with all the obscure Norwegian and Dutch references? The explanation for the naming given on Neitiznot seems far more approachable, this just makes it needlessly complicated. I realise it probably would be cool for Norwegian/Dutch players to have a reference to their language in RS, but fact is that other Scandinavian and Germanic languages use very similar words for yes and no, so in any case it's definitely not a Norwegian/Dutch thing only. Also, the isle names likely refer to the common English expressions of "yah" for yes or "nay" for no.
Anyway, point is, could someone please take the less-biased explanation from Neitiznot and write it into this article?
- Many would view the Jatizsoians (and all other Fremenniks generally) as the RuneScape equilivent of the Scandinavian Vikings. I can see why someone would think that the names are cultural references to Norway, and other scandinavian countries. While it the name is obviously based on the phrase "no, it is not", the spelling of the world definitly supports that it originates from Scandinavia. If it was purely just the sentence that they were referencing, then they definitly wouldn't have phonetically spelt "no" as "neit".
- I might try to rewrite the paragraph now so that it emphesises both the English sentences and the Scandinavian roots. Evil Yanks talk 07:27, November 16, 2009 (UTC)
- Cool, however then you might furthermore want to include that yes also is "Ja" in Danish, Swedish and German, and that no is "Nej" (pronounced "nei") in Danish and Swedish and "Nein" in German. Point is, we're dealing with a really broad reference here, if anything. --184.108.40.206 07:35, November 16, 2009 (UTC)