A look around the solar system.
The solar system of Ayu contains six planets. The first three planets are rocky. Tekuo is the second of these. The outer three are gas giants. Most are visible from Tekuo by the naked eye. Working outwards, they are:
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Their similarities and differences from those of Earth.
The lifeforms of the planet Tekuo are broadly similar to those of Earth. This is not surprising, as they share similar homes.
Earth and Tekuo are rocky planets. Both have seas and magnetic fields. Both have oxygen and carbon dioxide in their atmosphere. They orbit at a similar distance from a sun of similar size.
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The planet’s size, mass and composition, and how they affect the locals.
Readers may recall that an earlier post, Tekuo, astronomy and hard sums, looked at the planet Tekuo and its place in the solar system of Ayu. This post looks more closely at the planet itself.
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A secret helper for the site’s author.
For a while now, I’ve been seeing advertisements on YouTube for something called Grammarly. It’s a cunning little beast that burrows into all your signed in accounts and corrects your spelling and grammar.
Of course, there’s a similar creature living in most offline word-processing packages, but they don’t help you write directly onto the internet.
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How to get there, looking around and meeting the locals.
Tekuo is an Earth-like planet, inhabited by sentient hominids. It is a little smaller than our world and orbits its sun in 385.33 days. Its leading civilisations, like Mohai, are at a slightly higher level of development than ours.
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Some basic statistics for the planet’s languages, compared with the languages of Earth.
It is estimated that there are some 6,000 to 7,000 languages here on Earth. Tekuo is only 80% the size of Earth and only 24% of it is land (compared with 29% of Earth). This land is less densely populated than Earth and divided into just 85 nation-states.
Not surprisingly then, Tekuo harbours fewer languages than our world. The effects of modern communications, education and nation-building lower the total further to just 624 natural languages.
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The main features of the language of Mohai, its history and status.
Lemohai is a contemporary language from the planet Tekuo. Its speakers are a race of Ike, who call themselves the Romohai. They are found mainly on the island of Mohai, though some moved to colonies abroad during the island’s Imperial Era.
There are some 15.6 million native speakers in all. Around 12.1 million live on Mohai, whilst the rest live in nearby countries, mostly in ports and large cities. Lemohai is widely studied as a second language across much of North-East Aheku.
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The island of Mohai lies to the east of the continent of Aheku on the planet Tekuo. It lies in the tropical zone and has a monsoon climate. It has an area of 162,350 square kilometres (62,683 square miles) and a population of 13.2 million. This works out at 81.8 people per square kilometre.
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