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Adamsburg is going for a former entrant that we sent a long time ago...some oldies here might recognize her at least. ;) Check her out HERE!
 

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Sis not this. Coming through with what will be a super elite hosting and just when I was planning a potential low key 2nd break. Solentoya is come on back x
 

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girl I was gonna take a break but how can I do that when you're hosting 😩
Sis not this. Coming through with what will be a super elite hosting and just when I was planning a potential low key 2nd break. Solentoya is come on back x
Those sistas faking "breaks" when they were actually practicing for their red carpet entrances in KralingSLAYting xheat

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Those sistas faking "breaks" when they were actually practicing for their red carpet entrances in KralingSLAYting xheat

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I've been lowkey practicing mine since Griffin Empire rejoined the waiting list just for this exact event.

Sadly nerves will probably get the better of me and i'll twirl off it or something.

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UNO INFORMACIJAOONÖFERHAFURING
dobrujstwoytte wo to griffiniskaja dyctyonarytyilt

Welcome dear Natians to the first press conference of the 205th competition for the best song of Natia. Make yourselves comfortable, take your Griffin dictionaries and we're ready to take off!

For the next few weeks, GTV, the national public broadcaster of the Griffin Empire, which found itself in unpicked grapes immediately after its debut performance, will take you through the world of music. We will reveal what we have prepared for you every day, with notes and reminders of how many countries have applied, when is the deadline, who voted and, of course, the most important thing - what does your nation's name look like in the Griffin language. Since this is our first date, we don't want to reveal much, in fact only two things - the logo and who the first contestants will be introduced to you.

The logo has three variants, the first two you have already seen, and the third (the simplest one) we will see tomorrow. It is actually an empty music line system that has lost control and is waiting for our contestants to fill it with their fairytale notes. This is, you have to admit, the most accurate description of our favourite competition we have heard in a while.

Who applied? As many as 24 countries (and a potential bonus one) have confirmed their presence at the 205th edition of Natia's favorite music event. See the complete first list below.​

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Before we start our tour of the Griffin capital, and your host city for the 205th Nation Song Contest, we have to make a little reminder that application period for your participation is still ongoing! The deadline for applications has changed and now it is: Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 20:00 Central European Time. We have several new countries that have decided to join us, and they are listed below.​

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A VERY THOROUGH WALK THROUGH KRALINGSLÆTING

"See Kralingslæting and die!" are the words of a famous saying. In other words, whoever knows Kralingslaeting knows the world. The metropolis on Jalina offers much more than most other cities: history and modernity in harmonious coexistence and refined enjoyment of life.

Even for the largely decentralized Griffin Empire, Kralingslæting is the absolute centre. The most important roads go star-shaped towards the capital with several airports, railway stations and various international organisations. Kralingslæting determines not only its principality and its country, but also the whole of Natia - politically, economically and culturally. Jalina passes Kralingslæting in an east-west direction and divides the city in half. On the island of Katedraaliisl on Jalina, there is one of the symbols of the city - Bitnitska Cathedral, the seat of the Griffin religion.

The city makes all these expectations of a special Griffin feeling for complexity, elegance and relaxation true without any problems. With its squares and avenues, museums and galleries and temples for gourmets, it is simply unique.
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Gimgildahe Tere & Avenue Saint Belviederhee. Probably the most luxurious street in the world, Avenue Saint Belviederhee, about six kilometers long, leads, straight like a rope, through the city centre. In its part around Kapii ot võitjating there are cafes and restaurants with elegant hotels and expensive shops. At the other end of the boulevard is Gimgildahe Tere Square where a more than three thousand year old obelisk from Solentoya rises. During the NSC week, there will be a Natiavision village here.

Royal Palace of Brobdingngang. Griffin rulers have lived in this imperial palace since the birth of the empire. The original fort has been rebuilt and expanded throughout history until the transfer of the official residence to the castle of Saint Belviederhee. Since then, most of the palace has been open to the public as a museum, which houses one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. Try your luck, maybe you will meet one of the members of the royal family in one of the corridors.

Bitniska Katedraal. Even in the earliest history of Griffin, there was probably a temple related to Griffin's unusual religion, and before that maybe a temple from pre-Griffin times. The Bitnitska Katedraal, dedicated to humanity, dates back to the reign of the first Griffin Empress Hermione, when the construction of the central part began under the leadership of the high priest. The five-nave basilica, which is 35 meters high in the interior, was completed in the middle of the thirteenth century. The Griffin Gothic is characterized, above all, by a western façade with 68-meter-high towers and three richly artistically decorated portals. The technique of external supporting pillars and arches, typical of Gothic cathedrals, is still considered an invention of the builders of this wonder of the world. The temple and the square in front of it are considered the center of the Griffin World. From there, the distance between the capital and all other points in the country is measured.

Bitniska Õepra. In the architectural competition for the project of building a new national opera in 1861, the builder Karrl Kölmaöl won with the neo-baroque concept of a new house for the main ("bitniska") opera house. Shortly after its opening in 1875, the Main Opera House became a great gathering place for the Kralingslatingian Social Elite. With its sumptuous façade and no less extravagant interior, the building impressively symbolizes the bustling life of the Second Griffin Renaissance period. The white marble staircase and the luxurious five-storey auditorium that can accommodate more than 2,000 people stand out. It is dominated by a chandelier made of pure diamonds that weighs several tons.

Rögzönpolg district & Avenue Jörman ätt Týbalteva. This city district is one of the oldest, and on its main boulevard - Avenue Jörman ätt Týbalteva you can wander past shops, restaurants, bookstores and cinemas, and discover many sights in the quieter side streets. There are museums like the Mnjrtlttä Museum, a former mint in a beautiful 18th-century building, or the Ilzeh Museumi in a lavish former station building, built for a large exibition of Western Natian cultures. In Kirkja Jörmaniskaja, for which it is not known whether she named the street or the street after her, there is the tomb of the philosopher Jörman, originally from Tybalteva, and in the magical Tereferhafurföhöldtingtrbspspalaitsc, one of the last covered markets in the city, you can find delicacies from around the world. Numerous cafes on Jörman's Avenue are the center of Kralingslæting's intellectual life. In Ülõõtkaffsz, the oldest tavern in Kralingslæting, writers met as early as the 17th century. In the 20th century, the popularity of that quarter reached a new peak. The cafes were visited by artists, writers and philosophers. Jon Pavl Zeldtlä and Zanim ätt Pöeöföal, for example, used to visit Flõsz-körötshmöi café, and not far from here Karl Bagezi had his "monument to the Sun" erected in 1959.
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Rögzönpolg Palace and its gardens. Only nobles were allowed to enter the park belonging to one of the imperial residences, the Rögzönpolg Palace, until the Lætingmaa Spring Uprising. Originally, there was a baroque garden for walking in the Bigician style, planted in the first half of the 19th century. In the 19th century the complex got a new face. The middle part with its strict symmetry has been rearranged according to the rules of classical Griffin horticultural art, while the model of the Moisantian Landscape Garden has been accepted in the outer areas. Today, the park is a green oasis for both city residents and tourists.

Noueveliska Presör. Relying on 12 stone arches, the 238-meter-long Noueveliska Presör connects the two banks of the Jalina River on both sides of the Katedraaliisl island. The name, however, indicates that the bridge is "new" (noueveliska), but it is still the oldest of the more than 67 Kralingslæting's bridges that today connect the banks of the Jalina. Its construction was started by Emperor Frëdrýk XV in 1578, and in 1600 it was opened by Emperor Güśąv XVII. The New Bridge experienced perhaps the most spectacular event in its history in 2011 when eccentric artist Edd Wais of Pyreica had it wrapped in 42,000 square meters of fabric made from industrial garbage from highly developed Natian countries in protest of "fast fashion".​

Scirq District. Parts of this systemically built new city district on the western edge of the city were created in the late 1950s. In the early 1980s, the complex was embedded in a broadly conceived modernisation program of the entire city "Ajtlnýshjaningsfertuur" initiated by the then president - Pavl Altlý, Fihfitsleht ätt Centralerne Eestimadnait (Duke of Central Westersund). The center of the Scirq district (literally "circle") forms a huge elevated pedestrian zone surrounded by exactly 300 glass and steel skyscrapers. Below this car-free area are access roads and parking lots. In addition to huge office space, supermodern buildings also include apartments, shops, shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, hotels and museums. Spectacular huge works of art by famous contemporary artists, decorate the surfaces between buildings. A symbol of the Scirq District visible from a distance, the 110-meter-high triumphal arch of Noueveliska Kapii, better known as Nýtkapii in the shape of an open cube, is considered by many to be the new trademark of Kralingslæting. The square marble is dedicated in 1989 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the proclamation of the empire. Other buildings are also worth mentioning, such as the Halito Motors tower, which is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Natia, and the Nýtscirqdvorec with a conspicuous round roof.

Kirkja ot tärte & Fuudtisk District. As early as the beginning of the 19th century, this part of the city, located on a hill in the northern part of Kralingslæting, attracted painters and writers. Many world-renowned artists in the Fuudtisk district have lived and worked, turning it into an art district. The lively seat of the neighborhood is Tere ot Nar Darum Square with charming restaurants and street artists who are always ready to work and painters who offer their paintings there. Above the picturesque square, at the top of the hill rises a white Griffin temple dedicated to the heart - the Basilica of Kirkja ot tärte. The main tower houses a system of bells that play various melodies during Griffin national holidays, and the largest bell weighing 18.5 tons is among the heaviest in the world. Above the main portal is an imposing statue of an anatomically correct heart, and the reliefs on the bronze doors represent scenes of the bravest feats of heroes from the classics of world literature..​
 
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Yesss the lore I was waiting for. xheat It's such an interesting read to go through and learn more about your country, even after you already sharing so much through various WLSC hostings.
 

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What is a Gryphtong?
MANY QUIRKS OF GRIFFIN LANGUAGE

It is not uncommon to read how the Griffin language is either funny or complicated or both, and that is true - various unusual phenomena adorn this West Natian language isolate.

Everyone will notice at very first glance that Griffin language is written in various ways. True, it is usually in Latin script, but that's just part of it. The official Latin version is called the Classic (or New) Griffin Latin Alphabet and has 34 letters, but there are three more versions - The Original Griffin Latin Alphabet (30 letters), The Complete Griffin (or Old) Latin Alphabet (67 letters), and Reduced Old Griffin Latin Alphabet (48 letters). This is why sometimes the text in Griffin looks like a forest of diacritical marks, and sometimes it seems as if the writer of the text has had an asthma attack. However, this strangeness does not stop, because there is an original script - Hermynic, named after the second largest Griffin city - Hermýn. It is an alphabet, but it does not correspond to any of the Latin versions because... why not. The third way of writing is the Griffin Cyrillic Alphabet, which is the least used.

Although all these alphabets tend to adhere to the principle of "one sound one letter", sometimes this is not the case such as in the case of the sound /tʃ/ written as tshj or the famous tthj which indicates that it is one of the following sounds /t̪θ/d̪ð/θ/ð/. In addition, the propensity for clusters of consonants has led to the emergence of a new word - Gryphtong which means endless words with multiple consonants that are able to put your tongue in plaster. Words like gvprtskvnhet (motto) or gvpbkrtltngtsc (dungeon), although not too common, definitely don’t look weird among other words. Just as consonants line up, we can string words together and create even longer, more opaque words. And it seems to be a favourite pastime in the Griffin Empire. So we have words like shjanshjopaltmogparititët (PPP) or duxetgövstolötostämondetdniq (heir).

There are a few more interesting points like “case propositions” that cannot be translated into any other language and have absolutely no role given that cases can be recognized by their suffixes regardless of the preposition. Or that each noun has a corresponding descriptive and possessive adjective and verb so that hutjut means house, hutjuty to make a house, hutjutiska house-like, and hutjutiskaja belonging to the house. But if we sat here and studied it all, we would get grey at best and get a nervous breakdown at worst. So, we leave you with the riddle of the day, and that is - who are these next three contestants?​

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If my knowledge of Griffin language were not so limited (despite me studying it at university), I'd try to pronounce : "the dungeon heir's motto is PPP" but that is some final boss material right there. My elocution needs to level up.

Thank you for the free lesson @randajad xheart We love to see your mother tongue put in the spotlight.

PS: I guess everyone noticed "dyctyonaryty" was a false friend : it means "empire", not "sauerkraut".
 
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If my knowledge of Griffin language were not so limited (despite me studying it at university), I'd try to pronounce : "the dungeon heir's motto is PPP" but that is some final boss material right there. My elocution needs to level up.

Thank you for the free lesson @randajad xheart We love to see your mother tongue put in the spotlight.

PS: I guess everyone noticed "dyctyonaryty" was a false friend : it means "empire", not "sauerkraut".
Oh that's a good one because you can make a new word by connecting dungeon and heir: gvpbkrtltngtscöduxetgövstolötostämondetdniq. You really want us to suffer. xheat

Thank you all really for positive comments, today we have a day off for the first ESC semi, but tomorrow we're back with Griffin NSC shenanigans. :D
 

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WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS

You’ve already heard where we’re going to invite you to the biggest Natian party, but it’s time to be a little bit more precise. Let's narrow down our options first to the municipality, then to the neighbourhood, then to the street and voilá here is our venue. Everyone who has ever followed anything related to Griffin efforts at the Waiting List Song Contest has heard of this name, and some have even been here, in the audience. Here we hosted the second and thirty-first Waiting List Song Contest, and began the tradition of Griffiniskaja Laul. We are talking, of course, about... Kralarrenaa.

So let's start with the super-modern Scirq district of Nýtsit municipality in Kralingslæting, and right in its heart, at the crossroads of Memadimask Square and Soriniskaja Street, stands one of the symbols of the Griffin entertainment industry. Literally the "imperial arena" or "Kral(ingslæting)-arena" is a multi-use domed stadium that offers three separate configurations. In its rugby configuration, it has a nominal seating capacity of 30,681. For concerts, it is able to seat 40,000. Finally, a movable stand allows it to also be used for a variety of indoor sports, at various capacities, with a capacity of as low as 5,000 being possible. The venue also includes 33,000 square meters of office space, 300 student rooms, shops, including a club shop, a brewery and a gourmet restaurant. And we will use all these possibilities and turn this arena into a temple of music, a place for rehearsals and a safe space for many journalists from all parts of Natia who will come to report on this spectacular event.

The original cult arena of the same name, which stood here for about 50 years, has been recently reconstructed twice - in 2009 and 2013. The second reconstruction took a little longer due to a new, more demanding project, so the stadium was opened in 2017 instead of 2014 which was the original plan. Many companies had their eye on the arena as a means of promotion, including a famous Cherniyan sweets factory and the Ugalian Shipyard Association, but the name change did not happen thanks to a veto by the Kralingslætingiskaja Aglomerating council. Fortunately, these sponsors continued to work with the arena. As an important historical place for entertainment, this arena has hosted numerous events from motocross, various circuses, fantastic concerts, and other events. In 2017 the newly renovated arena was opened by the current NSC runner-up Declan McKenna.

Aaaand, while we are still here, we would like to greet and welcome two more countries! Now there are a total of 35 of us on the list, and there are only four days left for applications.​

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