Language

The Languages of Narod Rada

Introduction

When we take a look at the languages of Narod Rada we need to look at history first. For all we know, the elves were the first race followed by the humans (and the dwarfs). As the humans looked up to the elves as superior creatures, they tried to adapt a lot of things. Therefore it is natural, that the human language (called Alvaran) is heavily based upon Haldaran, the old elven language. It is the common language spoken in whole Narod Rada.
The elves developed various accents, of whom the southern (Erhaldaran) prevailed as the common language among the elves.
Although the spoken language was readily inherited, the script never made a lasting impact in human society. Only traders and upper class people learned the very complex and squiggled letters and used it in interaction with the elves. As the need grew stronger to write down more and more, mankind looked out for easier scripts and found in the dwarven lettering a very easy alternative and shifted their alphabet towards the dwarven letters.

Haldaran

The early elven language knows a set of syllables they could combine.

Syllables

Ai Ar Al As An Akh
Ba Bin Bor
Kha Khel Khu Khla
Da De Dys Din
Er Ekh Eys El Eb
Hal Hin
Is Ir
Lor La Len
Man Min Mes Mar
Na Nar
Or On
Fa Fe Fol Fyn
Ra Ri Ryn Rhy
Se Syl Sen
Shin Sha Shon
Te Tar Tab Tem

Examples

Al old
Ar kin
Hal high
Alba courage
Er south
Fa acre
On fruit
Faon wheat
Lor book
Kha throw
Man soil
Lorkhaman idiot
Mes work
Meson result
Tab tree

Notes

The Erhaldaran has developed since the old age but is still based on this structure.

Alvaran

The Alvaran is also a derivation of the Haldaran but the language is a bit softer. The ‘b’ changed to ‘v’, the ‘f’ to ‘w’, the ‘kh’ to ‘g’, ‘y’ to ‘e’ and ‘t’ to’th’. ‘sh’ to ‘j’ (spoken like Jean in French)

Syllables (incomplete)

Ai Ar Al As An Ag
Va Vin Vor
Ga Gel Gu Gla
Da De Des Din
Er Eg Eis El Ev
Hal Hin
Is Ir
Lor La Len
Man Min Mes Mar
Na Nir
Or On
Wa We Wol Wen
Ra Ri Ren Rhe
Se Sel Sen
Jin Ja Jon
The Thar Thav Them

Examples

Thav tree
Is water
Thavis amber
Jon run
Ishon River
Algaman Ancient Battleground
Ren Down
Thavren The name Selas gave his gun.

Plural forms:

-rin used on Objects
-ran used on living beings

Verbs:

Most verbs can be derived from the according nomen. The basic form is composed of the nomen and the letter ‘i’. For example: Dehellor means ‘the studies’. Dehellori means ‘to study’ It is also the first person form. The other forms will be explained later.

Adjectives:

Similar to the verbs, you may add a -th to a nomen with a vowel ending (f.e. Iswa means rain, Iswath means rainy). If you have a consonant ending you duplicate the last vowel and add -th. (f.e. Vin means toughness, Vinith means hard) In some special cases the last consonant is replaced by -th. (f.e. Narod means purity, Naroth means pure) There are also adjectives who don’t follow this rule. As in every language…

Notes

But the human language didn’t confine itself to these syllables; they have words from the old language too, and added new tweaks to their words:

Faonish means beer → from the old word for wheat + ish → liquid, but for simplicity most of the people stick to Vash when they order a beer.

Also consult the Alvaran Dictionairy

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