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?
If you’re not careful, you might end up asking “where’s the goat” instead of “where’s the bathroom”. Guilty as charged.
Who Speaks it
Where geographically is it spoken
Striisa Vaar–white elves
Zjohedaryn–the pirate haven
N’dari, and along the eastern edges of the Zriab Desert–desert elves
Kvazkhun–mountain dwarves, cousins of the highlanders.
Ta’vazi–the highland dwarves of Kha Vaaro Mountains
Haruzo–the feline shapeshifters
Bonzapur–the Plarzo (the black jaguars)
Arashel–the Rugazo (white snow leopard)
Guardians, older generations
Dagmar–the city of the Guardians
Chno-wadu pygmy tribes
*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!