Languages

Divine

Greater Common

Greater Ancient

Invader

Regional

  • OST-ARLIAN
  • THA-ARLIAN
  • SOUTH-DARIN
  • RIM-DARIN
  • EAST-DARIN
  • WEST-DARIN
  • UPPER-DARIN
  • MAARKISH
  • FINDONIAN
  • EAST-FJELLAS
  • WEST-FJELLAS
  • EAST-DALISH
  • WEST-DALISH
  • LOW-NALDAN
  • HIGH-NALDAN
  • NORTH-UTAR
  • SOUTH-UTAR
  • NORTH-SKOGISH
  • EAST-SKOGISH
  • UPPER-SKOGISH
  • SOUTH-SKOGISH
  • WEST-SKOGISH
  • CENTRAL-SKOGISH

Country-wide

Legend

Once there was silence, then beings appeared and started to interact, and slowly languages grew.

Skjald El Mary

 

History

Dark Ages

At first, they were simple utterings of easily recognisable topics. Slowly covering more and more things, a need came for either longer or varied utterings. Thus, some pronouncings became short and varied, others longer but decorated, to distinguish the topic in question amongst the involved parties. Within a few centuries, after the Boriacs returned from the Astral, some topics had evolved to be described by several separate utterings. Within a millennium, they also came to state if things were present or past, and as more and more people participated, spoken languages evolved rapidly.

As passing on information occurred amongst a growing number of Tribes, simple symbols describing things or topics were invented. Evolving parallel to the spoken, writings gained increasingly complex form and structure, slowly becoming what we know now. Thus, languages are a tool of communication and exist in both spoken and written form.

Skjald Sejrik

 

Through time, beings from different areas travelled and bartered. Thus, they came to know several different languages and brought words and writings back to their Void Gardens, Earthnodes, and whatever else they came across. So many languages covered the same areas.

Skjald Yell'a'Beard

 

First Age

Huddling up the most similar things and beings on different areas of the new World resulted in distinguistable utterings and symbols from race to race and even from tribe to tribe. But, as interaction amongst Settlements, or travellers, occurred on a steady basis, some languages are but slight variations of each other. Meanwhile, others became so different that communication as such was impossible.

Skjald Sigurd

 

As to languages, the 1st Cataclysm… and the Second Age brought nothing… while the Third Age … and its appearance Wanderers… brought several new languages… words, and symbols…

Skjald Kazumix

 

Fourth Age

The Vular War and its aftermatch likewise brought anything to languages. The millennia-long evolution of languages continued as it did. So, some languages cover the same areas; thus, there is no way to describe languages covered by The Realm.

They are by many Scholars classified into various groups such as greater ones, having covered or covering as good as all of the realm, regional ones, having covered or covering various regional areas, and common ones for each Country. Each language is only described generally, despite having a myriad of local dialects.

Skjald Ulrich

 

Organisation

For thousands of years, travellers and traders have been using words and symbols covering the same topic, slowly building a crossover language. In the Age of Hordes, a unified effort to standardise this began, and it was this that became the standard language of the realm, known as Realmish.

Skjald Valgrif

 

Spoken

Most languages have evolved from simple utterances into very complex systems.

Written

The first was proto-writing, crude symbols illustrating simple topics, which came to be the second gand of communication between Boriac and races such as Archaic.

Skjald Vinotis

 

Special

One odd thing about languages is that individuals with no shared oral language always seem to be able to communicate using body language, facial expressions, hand gestures, and vocal intonations. It’s almost as if that’s our native shared language.

Skjald Ulrich

 

Last Updated on 2024-02-01 by IoM-Christian