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L is for Language & Land

Posted by on July 30, 2014

L is for Land & LanguagesWelcome fellow travelers!

One of the things I love about traveling is learning the different cultures and their languages. And in Nälu we have six nationally recognized languages, seven if you are counting the common tongue. The oldest of these is Táchil. The language of power, spoken and read mainly by the Guardians and few of the older elves and Haruzos. On the edge of the map, the writing you see is Táchil.

Below you’ll find a list of the main languages, who natively speak it, and where you might encounter the languages. If you’re planning on visiting, it wouldn’t hurt to learn a few key phrases in the host nation’s language, such as:

Where’s the bathroom?

Hi, my name is_______.

How are you?

Thank you

Please

You’re welcome.

If you’re not careful, you might end up asking “where’s the goat” instead of “where’s the bathroom”. Guilty as charged.

Language Who Speaks it Where is it spoken
Zjótharyn Elves
  • Zurial–sea elves
  • Striisa Vaar–white elves
  • Zjohedaryn–the pirate haven
  • N’dari, and along the eastern edges of the Zriab Desert–desert elves
Tarôc Dwarves
  • Stratuvec–woodland dwarves
  • Kvazkhun–mountain dwarves, cousins of the highlanders.
  • Ta’vazi–the highland dwarves of Kha Vaaro Mountains
Hazrul Haruzo–the feline shapeshifters
  • Bonzapur–the Plarzo (the black jaguars)
  • Arashel–the Rugazo (white snow leopard)
Nihi Kaleki–the merfolk
  • Ganya
Pyamor Pauden–the giants
  • Moruya Island
Táchil Guardians, older generations
  • Dagmar–the city of the Guardians
  • Zurial–sea elves
  • Bonzapur–the Plarzo
*Raklho Chno-wadu pygmy tribes

*not officially recognized.

If you’d like something translated or to see your name written in Táchil, let me know! (I can also do Tarôc and Zjótharyn, but I’m not as familiar with them.)

Have a great rest of the week!

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4 Responses to L is for Language & Land

  1. Bethany A. Jennings

    Your world is so detailed! – I love that! 🙂 I’d like to see my name in Tachil. 😀

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