Languages

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Active Human Languages

Belentheryn

Belentheryn Originates from the old language Antar spoken in the areas around what is now known as South Belentheryn. With the spread of the kingdom the language spread as well, and is now spoken in most of the Kingdom of Belentheryn.

Galo

Galo is a "modern" dialect of the old language Khaloh spoken in the western world. Galo is liguistically a cross between Khaloh and Antar, although anyone speaking the two, would be hard pressed to understand it.

Khaloh

The old language spoken in the Khalad, the city states to the west. Khaloh is an old language by any standards, and thus many find it very hard to learn because of all the archaic grammar. However many find it hard to gain any respect from the people from the west unless you speak it, and they take great pride in their language.

Naysh

The language spoken in Ky`ishi. Nayish is linguistically it`s own group as far as most people are conserned, and has evolved amongst itself, but takes very little influenses elsewhere.

Vortal

Vortal is the language of the horse people to the east. Most people find it very brute at times because of it`s grammar simplicity, but it contains a large amount of words and is a very evolved language, although lacking finesse.

Bresian

A language spoken in Dabresé and the islands. It shares some commonality with Vortal.

Asale

Mostly spoken in the mid-eastern parts of the continent. Liguistically related to Vortal, but contains a lot of words and influences from Antar. The more mordern versions of Asale cotains influenses from Belentheryn and Galo as well, but it`s not really related to them at all.

Kedigor

Kedigor is the most widespread of the northern languages, it probably stems from the same source as dwarven, but the source of the two are long since gone. It is a fairly complicated tongue and is written in runes, giving it a high threshold to learn.

Wye

Wye is derived from Elven (Galith). It was brought to the island of Wye with the outcasts living there, and soon merged with the original language in the area as more or less the only language spoken. Even though it is closely related to Elven it is purposely masked so people speaking Elven will not understand it.

Dead Languages

Antar

Antar is not really spoken widely in any region anymore. It is mostly a written language that scholars use. Some speak it, but there always seems to be arguments about how certain things are pronounced. It is the source of Belentheryn, and anyone speaking Belentheryn will understand words here and there of Antar.

Thekhim

This is now a dead language. It is said to be one of the first human languages, along with Antar. It is remotely related to Khaloh, and influences of it can be found in Wye as well. It is said to be the language mainly spoken by the upper class in Wye during the empire era. Some scholars are of the mind that it has influences from the language of the deamon lords, but this is not a popular opinion.

Languages of the Older Races

Dwarven

Dwarven is mostly spoken in the dwarven communities. Few people of other race speak or even understand it. It is a very hard language to speak quietly and sound a bit harsh, but when you listen to it carefully it is really a quite poetic language with lots of nuances.

Galith

Galith is the language of the "common" elves, the workers and the warriors. You can be certain that every elf you meet will speak this language, even the outcasts that speak mainly Wye. Galith is the common tongue among the elven community and even the high elves only speak Ibrindalas for cerimonial purposes when around other elves.

Ibrindalas

Ibrindalas is the tongue of the high elves. It is a language not permitted to be spoken by anyone else, and thus very few non elves know it. Those who have heard Ibrindalas speak of it as a very beautiful language. It is very hard to learn, even if one would get a teacher in it. It is said that the high elves spend a few hundred years studying the language before uttering their first word in it.