L is for Land & Languages

originally posted with Prism Book Tours

Welcome 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 geographically 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

Rimanga Jungle

*not officially recognized.

If you’d like something translated or to see your name written in Táchil, let me know!

Have a great rest of the week!

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