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Learning Languages

In order for your character to learn a new language, you must first find someone who is a higher level speaker than yourself of the language. After you find a teacher you will proceed to scale through the learning process. The first step is becoming a basic speaker, in order to become a basic speaker it will require screenshots of logs of at least five instances of learning the language from another speaker. Similarly, you can achieve the same thing with books, though there must be eight instances of emoting reading the book, with three emotes per instance, over the course of a week and a half. This must occur over at least a week's time. Basic speakers cannot understand complex sentences or words with greater complexity than two syllables. Examples of what a basic speaker would understand, "I like cats.", "I am cool.", "My name is Bob.", "You are dumb.", "We can not do that." In someone's character card, a basic speaker will have a value of '50'.

The next step in the process is becoming a conversational speaker. This cannot be achieved with a book.To move to this step you will need screenshots of logs of at least ten instances of learning the language from another speaker. This must occur over at least an IRL two week period. Conversational speakers can understand semi-complex sentence structures and words up to five syllables. Examples of what a conversational speaker would understand, "The people of this republic stand united.", "Because of this, I must decline your offer.", "The house is very drafty." In someone's character card, a conversational speaker will have a value of '120'.

The third and last step in the process is becoming a fluent speaker. To move to this step you will need screenshots of logs of at least fifteen instances of learning the language from another speaker. This must occur over at least an IRL three week period. Fluent speakers can understand complex sentences and most words. In someone's character card, a conversational speaker will have a value of '190'.

Once you have your logs and other prerequisites, make a global ticket in-game and request to have the language added to your persona card. If you do not have the language on your card you may not use it.

Mundane Languages

These languages are typically fairly easy to learn, comparative to magical languages, and can be learned by a natural golem who merely listens to them. In addition, they do not naturally harm anything.

Magical Languages

These languages are exceedingly difficult to learn and are sometimes referred to as Languages of Truth. They can not just simply be learned from a book. Many Truthseekers learn the language related to those Truths which they seek, as it is frequently easier to comprehend these Truths when explained in the language relating to them.

Language List



Universal Languages

Common | No Prefix | Mundane
This is the standard form of speech, nearly all people with the ability to speak know common. Though nearly everyone is aware of its existence, some people, such as those of beast-folk races and those with languages far removed from its similarity, may struggle with reading, writing and pronouncing common. Example: "This language sounds in small part like this."
Ancient Common | [AC] | Mundane
This is an ancient form of common spoken by creatures and people from before the cataclysm one thousand eras ago. It is more similar to Old English in pronunciation. The literature of this language is often credited to be written by great authors who think of the cadance and alliteration of their sentences to create poetic verse or interesting idioms. Example: "Theys languaage soonds en bawbling parteth liketh soh."
Sign Language | [SL] | Mundane
This is the hand based form of common, it's usually only 'spoken' by the deaf.

Gildaran Languages

Gravican | [GR] | Mundane
This is the language of the Gravican humans and others who come from the Gravacus Empire. Like the people of Gravicus themselves, their language has a strict grammar and has very little slang. Informal tenses are rarely spoken, being seen as uncouth, though they are often found within the lower classes. Example: "Et hoc sonat in lingua modicum quidem sic."
Armusian | [MS] | Mundane
This is the language of the Armusian humans and others who come from the Armusian states. This language is hardly homogenous, spoken by the majority of the Armusian states but not all. There are several dialects, where some words have completely different meanings to others. By non-speakers, the language itself is considered quite romantic. Example: "Cette langue sonne en partie comme ceci."
Carrib | [CB] | Mundane
This is the language of the Carribard humans and others who come from the Carribard Confederacy. It has several rolled ‘R’ sounds when spoken and is colourful in creating insults and passionate songs. The language itself also has several aspects of gesture that are accompanied by its speaking. Making it one of the more expressive and dramatic human tongues. Example: "Lang sa a sanble ti pati konsa."

Rehkaran Languages

Ancient Rehkish | [AR] | Mundane
Ancient Rehkish is the language spoken by ancient people that the Rehks tell great tales of. Though who they are and what became of them is unknown. The language, much like current rehkish, with harsh ‘h’ sounds and strong ‘a’ vowels. . Example: "hadhih allughat tabdu hkdha"
Rehkish | [R] | Mundane
Modern Rehkish is the language spoken, as one might presume, by the Rehks. It sounds almost exactly like Ancient Rehkish, to the untrained ear, but to a person who speaks the language, it is fairly different, both in word choice and grammar. Someone who speaks one could understand the other, or learn the other with only minor difficulties. Example: "hadhih allughat mutashabiha"

Dahu Languages

Druii Tongue | [DT] | Magical
The Druii tongue sounds much like Ancient Elven, though the word choice and grammar is so thoroughly changed that it is impossible to easily translate one from the other, and a person who knows one will not know the other. It will make it slightly easier to translate from one to the next, however.
Ancient Elven | [AE] | Mundane
Ancient Elven is the proto-language to Classical and New Elven. It's a very fluid and flowing language that was written in script rather than by alphabet. Similar to its writing, it is perhaps one of the hardest languages to learn as it spoken very quickly and fluidly, to the novice speaker they may not notice the tonal differences between different words, or not hear how several words slip into one another. Example: "இந்த மொழி இது போன்ற சிறிய பகுதியில் ஒலிக்கிறது."
Classical Elven | [E] | Mundane
Classical Elven is the language spoken by Spring and Summer elves it has two diverging dialects that are rapidly becoming their own languages verbally, though written they look exactly the same. The language for Spring elves puts stress on the first and last syllable of the sentence whereas the Summer language is more focussed on the ‘a’ ‘o’ vowels and their varying pronunciation. Example: " Fuaimeann an teanga seo i bpáirt mar seo."
New Elven | [NE] | Mundane
Classical Elven is the language spoken by Autumn and Winter elves. It has two diverging dialects that are rapidly becoming their own languages verbally, though written they look exactly the same.The autumn elf dialect is very staccato and with lots of sharp ‘t’ sounds. Whereas the winter elves dialect has a lot more long ‘o’ sounds and ‘ch’ consonants. When spoken in chants this language gives almost a vibration to the air around the speakers, leading those to feel spiritually connected.Example: "He iti noa te reo o tenei reo."
Jötunntunga | [JT] | Mundane
This is the language of the Giantblooded humans and others who come from the Giantblood clans. Many giantsblood believe that the speech patterns and rhymes of their poetry are powerful enough to create spells of protection and good fortune. Despite the frightful appearance of the speaker, it is often a softly spoken language with delicate soft ‘th’ inflections on several words. Example: "Þetta tungumál hljómar að litlu leyti svona."
Tiandiwen | [TD] | Mundane
This is the language of the Tiandiren humans and others who come from Tian Di Guo. Due to the size of the kingdom, several regional dialects have become prevalent, especially in more isolated areas. What is referred to as 'Tiandiwen' is the formal language adopted for use in court and trade. Given that each word alone can carry many different meanings, with the addition of accents and pronunciation adding another layer of complexity, the language is challenging to understand, and difficult to learn. Example: "Zhè zhǒng yǔyán tīng qǐlái yǒudiǎn xiàng zhèyàng."
Akagigo | [AG] | Mundane
This is the language of the Akagijin humans and others who come from Akagi. Different isles in the archipelago have existant variations, but the differences are not as glaring as dialects from other Lotus State nations. In contrast with the reserved nature of the isles' inhabitants and their tendency to speak only what is needed, the spoken tongue is incredibly expressive and descriptive. Limited innovation has given rise to plenty of borrowed vocabulary when introduced to new ideas, such as the technology of the nearby Tian Di Guo. Example: "Kono gengo wa sukoshi ko no yō ni kikoemasu."
Ancient Yazyk | [AY] | Mundane
Much like ancient common, ancient Yazyk is spoken only by pre-cataclysm, or Anoman native Drachev. It sounds very much like Russian, though with odd word and grammatical choices. There are few left who speak it from birth. When spoken it sounds a lot more rough and coarse compared to that of usual Yazyk.
Yazyk | [Y] | Mundane
Yazyk is the modern, updated form of Ancient Yazyk, the language of the Drachev. It sounds much like modern Russian. It is almost bouncy in cadence and speech pattern, with varying vowel sounds, met with strict consonants. Example: "Etot yazyk otchasti zvuchit tak.'"

Anoman Languages

Javali | [JV] | Mundane
This is the language of the Javali, the lizardmen of Anoma. It sounds very much like the tongue of the Navajo tribe. The Javli tongue is said to be a dialect of the elementals whom they worship, it is a language similar to elven in its speech patterns. Example: "Dii bizaad iinééʼ bii ałts’íísí aziz gi át’éego dii"
Maksha | [MK] | Mundane
Maksha language, that language spoken by the catfolk native to Anoma, sounds very much like Romanian. As a language it sounds surprisingly similar to a mixture of both Carribard and Armusian, though of course with its own distinct flavour. The language rolls off the tongue and often mixes with Maksha’s purrs in certain situations. Example: "Acest limbaj sună în mică parte ca acesta."
Gahorian | [GH] | Mundane
Gahorian, the language spoken by the boarfolk who live in the Anoman deserts, sounds much like German. This language, to the non-native, perhaps sounds very throaty and unattractive. It uses long complex sounding words with hard vowel sounds. An angry person speaking Gahorian can be quite intimidating. Example: "Diese Sprache klingt zu einem kleinen Teil so. "
Verivan | [VR] | Mundane
The language of the Verivan is a rarely spoken one, outside of the circles of Verivan, and they are rather loathe to teach it to newcomers. It is a rather chittering language with lots of ‘ch’ sounds as well as tonal words that are deceptively subtle. Additionally this language is known to be somewhat high pitched when spoken. This culminated in it being so loathsome for Verivans to teach it. It’s a very complex and nuanced tongue. Example: "Chich squikeri cherchi iit sqin chich."
Hierophant | [H] | Magical
This is the language of the Talidurians' ancient enemies, those original undead, the entombed Hierophants in the desert. Their language sounds like ancient Egyptian, which is to say a fairly well-flowing language, with some throaty noises here and there.
Talidurian | [T] | Magical
Talidurian is the language, as one might predict, of the Talidurians. It is one of the most complex languages in the world of Gaia, and a language by which any Truth may be conveyed. It sounds like Mongolian. Example: "Ee burkhan bi ömdöö aldchikhlaa, ömd mini khaana baina ve? Ted khaashaa yavsan be?"

Planar Languages

Demonic | [D] | Magical
This is the language of the demonic steppes, and it is an almost exclusively tonal and volume-based language, meaning that demon speak sounds like, to the untrained ear, mostly wordless guttural shouting at various volumes. Demonic speech is somewhat physically painful, though not actually harmful, to celestial beings.
Celestial | [C] | Magical
The tongue of the celestials sounds like Hebrew, and is physically painful to demonic beings, though it doesn't cause lasting harm. Example: "abrhm, ayph hklb shly? hsharty avtv aytk, ayph hva?"
Fey Speak | [FS] | Magical
Fey Speak is an odd tongue, which is dependent on the individual fey, or type of fey. For bell fairies, it is the tinkling of little bells. For other fey creatures, it is something specific to their kind as well. It is difficult to predict exactly what a certain fey will sound like, but somehow, they all seem to be able to understand one another.
Far Tongue | [FT] | Magical
Far tongue is the language of the Far Plane, Niwaedu. It is a tongue which cannot even be comprehended by those on the mortal plane, to hear it for too long would drive them to insanity. Listening to it physically pains beings from the material plane, though it does no actual physical harm. Generally speaking, it is said to sound like random, angry syllables, which ought not to be next to one another.
Hordesh | [HD] | Magical
Hordesh is the language of the horde, a language which sounds suspiciously similar to Ancient Elven, though the words and grammar are not actually the same. One might be able to get maybe 10% of the meaning if they spoke ancient elven, but no more, despite how close it sounds.
Primordial | [P] | Magical
Primordial is the language of primordial beings. It is said that if a mortal hears this language, unless the Primordial is very careful, it can instantly kill them. No mortal, nor even normal deities can hope to learn to understand it, much less speak it. Nobody has any idea what it sounds like, as none have heard it and recorded it.
Pyran | [PY] | Magical
Pyran is the language of the Planes of Fire and Air. It is impossible for a normal, mortal throat to speak, as it sounds like nothing more than the crackle and roar of flame. It is actively painful, though not harmful, for a being of the Plane of Water or Earth to hear.
Aquan | [AQ] | Magical
Aquan is the precise opposite of the Planes of Fire and Earth, and, similarly, it is impossible for a normal mortal to speak it, as it sounds like the rush and burble of water. It causes pain to Pyrans and Aurans, though no real harm.
Illuman | [IL] | Magical
Illuman is the language of light, and it is an entirely visual language, made of pulsing lights with no sound at all. As such, it is painful for beings of dark, who typically are not fond of having light shone on them at all, much less flashing, pulsing lights.
Stygan | [SY] | Magical
Stygan is the language of darkness, a language that sounds like nothing more than barely-heard whispers, no matter its volume. Mortal throats can actually learn the language, though it is exceptionally difficult for them to do so, given how difficult it is to hear, regardless of circumstances. Stygan speech is painful for Illumans to hear, though not harmful.

Constructed and Racial

Drakan | [DK] | Magical
Drakan is the language of dragons. In written format, it looks much like arabic script, but in spoken form, it sounds like whatever language the listener is most fluent in. Indeed, it is not truly spoken, but transmitted telepathically. Thus, mortals, with the exception of telepaths, are incapable of speaking Drakan, except by making up the sounds in their own mind. Curiously, a fully formed, personalized Drakan language is said to always be understandable by Draconic beings, though this hasn't been verified by anyone of true note.