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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. 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. 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 coversational speaker would understand, "The people of this republic stand united.", "Because of this, I must decline your offer.", "The house is very drafty."

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.

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.

Language List

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.

Universal Languages

Common | No Prefix
This is the standard form of speech, nearly all people with the ability to speak know common. Example: "This language sounds in small part like this."
Ancient Common | [AC]
This is an ancient form of common spoken by creatures and people from before the cataclysm one thousand eras ago. Example: "This language sounds in bawbling parteth liketh this."
Sign Language | [SL]
This is the hand based form of common, it's usually only 'spoken' by the deaf.

Human Languages

Gravican | [GR]
This is the language of the Gravican humans and others who come from the Gravacus Empire. Example: "Et hoc sonat in lingua modicum quidem sic."
Armusian | [MS]
This is the language of the Armusian humans and others who come from the Armusian states. Example: "Cette langue sonne en petite partie comme ça."
Carrib | [CB]
This is the language of the Carribard humans and others who come from the Carribard Confederacy. Example: "Lang sa a sanble ti pati konsa."
Jötunntunga | [JT]
This is the language of the Giantblooded humans and others who come from the Giantblood clans. Example: "Þetta tungumál hljómar að litlu leyti svona."

Rehk Languages

Ancient Rehkish | [AR]
Ancient Rehkish is the language spoken by the Talidurian Rehks. You don't know these exist, don't metagame. The language, much like current rehkish, sounds very much like modern day Arabic, with lots of throaty sounds. Example: "yasqut almatar fi 'iisbania ealaa alsuhul"
Rehkish | [R]
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: "ght earak ya amra'ata. 'ant najas tamamana."

Elven Languages

Ancient Elven | [AE]
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, Example: "இந்த மொழி இது போன்ற சிறிய பகுதியில் ஒலிக்கிறது."
Classical Elven | [E]
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, Example: " Fuaimeann an teanga seo i bpáirt mar seo."
New Elven | [NE]
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, Example: "He iti noa te reo o tenei reo."

Dwarven Languages

Ancient Yazyk | [AY]
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.
Yazyk | [Y]
Yazyk is the modern, updated form of Ancient Yazyk, the language of the Drachev. It sounds much like modern Russian. Example: "prinesi mne liker, ya ochen' khochu pit'"

Beastfolk Languages

Javali | [JV]
This is the language of the Javali, the lizardmen of Anoma. It sounds very much like the tongue of the Navajo tribe. Example: "saad náánáłahdę́ę́ʼ saad bee áńdaalneʼ"
Maksha | [MK]
Maksha language, that language spoken by the catfolk native to Anoma, sounds very much like Romanian. Example: "Bună ziua, aș dori să cumpăr treizeci de pepeni cei mai frumoși."
Gahorian | [GH]
Gahorian, the language spoken by the boarfolk who live in the Anoman deserts and swamps, sounds much like German. Example: "Bring mir meine Werkzeuge, wir müssen ein Luxusauto bauen"
Verivan | [VR]
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 sounds very much like French. Example: "Fromage! J'ai besoin de plus de fromage!"

Magical Languages

These languages are exceedingly difficult to learn and are sometimes referred to as Languages of Truth. 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.

Planar

Demonic | [D]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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

Druii Tongue | [DT]
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.
Hierophant | [H]
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. Protip: You don't know these guys exist.
Talidurian | [T]
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?"
Drakan | [DK]
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.