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* ''aif-sulalatan'': half-breed
 
* ''aif-sulalatan'': half-breed
 
* ''dhuíj'': whore, prostitute
 
* ''dhuíj'': whore, prostitute
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* ''wásihf'': teacher, instructor
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* ''múdhr a’bír'': "safe-holds" - vaults used by Jhonian conquerers to weather insurrections and rebellions
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* ''A'zurvan'': The Jhonian name for Athervon
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* ''Sabir/Sabin'': an honorific title in Jhonian - roughly equivalent to the Athernian Messier/Madame.
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* ''Makal'': an informal greeting in Jhonian; a shortened form of the more formal ''A'salam a-Makal''
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* ''A'salam a-Makal": A more formal Jhonian greeting; literally, "the Peace of A'Salam"; the appropriate response is ''A-Makal A'Salam'', or "A'Salam's Peace"
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* ''Sáwd´ihr'': "shape-shifter"; used for were-creatures and other things that change shape; sometimes used as a general term for a monster
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* ''Sah'': vulgar slang term for "understand?", usually used at the end of a command, instruction, or statement of fact.
  
 
== Is’ri ==
 
== Is’ri ==

Latest revision as of 19:20, 21 July 2021

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Common[edit]

A common language spoken throughout the Athernian peninsula across boarders by common folk.

Athernian[edit]

Spoken primarily by the nobility of Athervon.

Veniri[edit]

Used heavily in Tras Veniri, and by the noble houses of Veniri.

Anidan[edit]

Language of Anida; very popular on the southern coast of Athernian peninsula.

  • Suño/Siña: polite address, i.e., Sir or Madam
  • cuchua: slang derogatory term referencing female genitalia
  • idejo: slang derogatory term questioning ones bloodline, i.e. bastard

Vox Mercanti[edit]

The closest thing to a Common tongue that has spread across the entirety of the lands; people who speak Vox Mercanti can be found as far away as Chandrahaar and Issyria. It has not penetrated into Nihar deeply, however.

Niharian[edit]

Maharanese[edit]

Many dialects

Jhonian[edit]

  • mufadil: favorite one
  • aif-sulalatan: half-breed
  • dhuíj: whore, prostitute
  • wásihf: teacher, instructor
  • múdhr a’bír: "safe-holds" - vaults used by Jhonian conquerers to weather insurrections and rebellions
  • A'zurvan: The Jhonian name for Athervon
  • Sabir/Sabin: an honorific title in Jhonian - roughly equivalent to the Athernian Messier/Madame.
  • Makal: an informal greeting in Jhonian; a shortened form of the more formal A'salam a-Makal
  • A'salam a-Makal": A more formal Jhonian greeting; literally, "the Peace of A'Salam"; the appropriate response is A-Makal A'Salam, or "A'Salam's Peace"
  • Sáwd´ihr: "shape-shifter"; used for were-creatures and other things that change shape; sometimes used as a general term for a monster
  • Sah: vulgar slang term for "understand?", usually used at the end of a command, instruction, or statement of fact.

Is’ri[edit]

The ancient language of Is’ri-a

Islander[edit]

Spoken across the Forbidden Isles. Many dialects, some quite different from each other.

Vulkul[edit]

Many dialects defined by clan/tribe.

Woegir[edit]

Language of the Woegir people, of the central are of the Barbarian Kingdoms. Speakers include the Great Bear Clan, the Two-Axe Clan, the Snow Owl Clan, and the Grey Face Clan.

Loekaajaa[edit]

Language of a number of tribes to the north-east of the Grey Mountains, including the Fox Clan, the White Stag Clan, the Snow Lion Clan, and the Grey Spear Clan

Tuathan[edit]

A “dead” language of the ancient humans that the Vulkul and Athernians decend from. Very few speakers, very hard to learn how to speak. Reading and writing easier.

Ia'l (Elvish)[edit]

Language spoken by the original Elves who settled the Lands. Language has evolved into a number of dialects, which have become further from mother-tongue with time and distance.

Sun Elvish[edit]

Many sub-dialects.

Mist Elvish[edit]

Wood Elvish[edit]

Snow Elvish[edit]

Dark Elvish[edit]

Ghürnhrm (Dwarvish)[edit]

Each clan will speak a mild dialect or colloquial form of Ghürnhrm but all can understand one another.

Zradi (Gnomish)[edit]

Comon language of Gnomes; dialects exist between far-flung regions.

Âzhaghû (Black Speech)[edit]

Common tongue used by most humanoids.

Istkaash (Dragon)[edit]

Known by very few non-dragons. Difficult to find someone who can teach it.