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Several Languages are spoken by sentient beings across Patria, Zedylric being the most common. Since Patria is on another plane of existence from Earth, several of the languages of Patria are identical to various Earth languages.

Most languages use a real language as the equivalent, but others use a constructed language instead.

Several languages have either fallen out of use in general society as a result of language shifts, or have become extinct from a lack of speakers. Several still remain as a liturgical language.

Sapient Being Languages

Human Languages

Anthropoi

Anthropoi is the eponymous language of the Anthropoi people, the one of the human ethnicities of northwestern Eurodon. It is spoken mainly in the Seleucid League, as well as in the Roman Provinces of Epirus and the United Provinces of Hellas (both part of the Akhaian Provinces), and as a minority language in southern Urartu.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Greek

Atlantic

Atlantic is the language of the Atlantian people of the Empire of Atlantis. It is primarily spoken in Atlantis, but has seen increasing usage all around Maritymir, if only slightly. It is also widely spoken in the Wildlands, as most native peoples are descended from Atlantians that remained after the Great Ketellaao.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Gallic

Gallic is the eponymous language of the Gallic people, the main human ethnicity of southern Eurodon, and the Soleilians of Aquilonis. Before the arrival of Zedylric, Gallic replaced Meridian and Brythonic as the primary language of their respective peoples, and is therefore. It has been mostly replaced by Zedylric as the everyday language of society in southern Eurodon (and Soleil is no different), but it is still retained and spoken a liturgical language, and many, highborns and lowborns, still speak it as a minority language.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: French

Hanashi

Hanashi (話) is the language of the Wajin peoples of Fuso and is the dominant language of said place. Since the arrival of Zedylric, said language has been steadily gaining prominence, but Hanashi remains the most-spoken language in general society, but highborns are generally taught as a second language. A handful of lowborns speak Zedylric as a minority language; but, the only people who can read or write the language are priests and those who study Zedylric text.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Japanese

Hesperian

The eponymous language of the Hesperian people, the main ethnicity of western Eurodon, Primarily in the Roman lands, as well as on the islands of Dell'ovest, Trinacria, and Malitae. It has also been spreading in Aragon due to being another province of Rome. It has been mostly replaced by Zedylric as the everyday language, but remains strongly spoken. It has also been spreading to Marlakcor via the Roman colonial provinces.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Italian

Illyrish

Illyrish is the language of the Illyrian people of the Province of Illyria (part of the Roman Akhaian Provinces). Despite having been mostly supplanted by Hesperian and Zedylric as the everyday language, it is still spoken widely.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Albanian

Ingdjese

Ingdjese is the language of the Ingdjites, the dominant native ethnicity of Ingodija, and is the most prominent language in Ingodija. It is spoken widely in the east, but is declining in the west, particularly in Edwardian and Xotil-held lands, where it is being gradually replaced by Zedylric and Scalthor respectively. Since the independence of the Hoysalan Empire, Ingdjese has gradually regained prominence in central-Ingodija, spoken almost evenly alongside Zedylric.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Hindi

Joseonite

The Language of the Joseonite people and the primary language of the Empire of Joseon. The language has seen competition from the Hanashi, Yanyu, and Zedylric languages in recent centuries, and it is threatened to be replaced.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Korean

Kemeti

Kemeti is the language of the Kemetan people of Nubia, as well as the national language of the Empire of Kemet.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Coptic

Kujiri

The language of the Kujira Amazons. Since it is mostly spoken by them, and sometimes those they breed with, it is uncommon to hear the language outside of the Kujira islands. Yet, little by little, the language has been making its way to other areas of Patria, spread mainly by Kujira Amazons who have left their home for one reason or another.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Lahja

The language of the Ashkhas people, originating in southwestern Aquilonis, also known as Dhahabi, where it is mainly spoken by the modern day nations. Once widespread at the height of the Muqadas Caliphate, today it is rare to hear it outside that particular region.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Arabic

Lechitic

The Language of the Lechs

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Polish

Magyarok

The language of the Magyar people.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Hungarian

Meridian

Meridian was the eponymous language of the Meridian people, the main ethnicity of southwestern Eurodon. It has been mostly replaced by Zedylric as an everyday language, but remains strongly spoken. It is also in competition with Gallic, mostly in the regions bordering Gallia, and at one point was threatened due to Gallia's expansion into Meridian lands. It is also in competition with Hesperian in the northern lands due to Roman dominance over Aragon.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Castilian (Spanish)

Low Nekcr'zii

Low Nekcr'zii is the main language of Nekcr'zii peoples south of the Eurodian colonies, as well as the natives that live in the colonies. Nekcr'zii is also the term for the dominant human ethnicity of mainland Nekcroz. Due to competition between the languages of the Eurodian colonies, and Scalthor of the lizardfolk Xotilic Empire, it is gradually dying out, partially replaced by both languages.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Ostliger

The language of the Ostligs, the main ethnicity of the Midgard Peninsula. Despite encroachment of Zedylric over the last several centuries, the language has remained as a dominant language of the Ostligs.

  • Earth Equivalent Languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, & Icelandic

Sahbarusi

The language of the Sahbarusa people, the dominant ethnicity of the Island of Nyeni, and the official spoken language of the Empire of Songhai.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Chichewa

Saoghaili

The language of the Saoghail people of Coilagbein, the northeast landmass of Nekcroz.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Haitian Creole

Siamese

The language of the Siamese people in southwestern Marlakcor. The language has seen competition from the Hanashi, Yanyu, and Zedylric languages in recent centuries, and it is threatened to be replaced.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Thai

Sprache

Sprache is the language spoken by the Deutche in central Eurodon, alongside Zedylric.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: German

Talmyric

The dominant language of the Talmyri people, the dominant human ethnicity of the Talmyrnia, Drakyncia, and northern New Albion. It is one of few western Aquilonian languages that survived the spread of Zedylric.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Waikikese

Waikikese is the eponymous language of the Waikikese people of the Waikiki Archipelago. It has recently been replaced by Zedylric as a primary language, but still remains in use for governmental or religious purposes, and many people still speak it casually despite Zedylric's dominance.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Hawaiian

Wilder

A language descended from Atlantic, Wilder is the language spoken by the natives of the archipelago known as the Wildlands.

Yanyu

Yanyu (言語) is the language of collective Tuzhu peoples, the dominant ethnicity of Marlakcor, as well as peoples who have naturalized into Tuzhu culture. Yanyu is the dominant language spoken across the majority of the continent, mainly in Huaxia, Zhonghua and related countries. It is also the secondary language of Joseon and Siam, alongside Zedylric, and is widely used in the Morokoshi provinces of Yamatai alongside Hanashi, mainly as a lingua franca. Due to lack of incursions past the western continent, Yanyu has had no real competition with Zedylric, despite introduction by Yamatai, and has remained the dominant language of Marlakcor. However, in the Roman province of Serica (formerly known as Shenzhou), the language is steadily dying out as the Romans impose their language and customs on the local populace.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Mandarin Chinese

Zedylric

Sometimes known as the "Common Tongue"or "New Zedylric," Zedylric is the language evolved from the language of the ancient Zedylrian Empire. Originally it was confined to Zedylria, but as the borders expanded so too did the language spread. Travelers and merchants carried the language to all corners of Patria, and over a few thousand years, the language gained popularity until it was spoken across the majority of Patria, both as a Primary Language and as a lingua franca between cultures. Regardless, the are still places where Zedylric is mostly a secondary language, or isn't spoken at all.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: English
Old Zedylric

The middle form of the Zedylric Language that evolved from Ancient Zedylric before it evolved into today's language. Bits of it is still spoken in some parts of the world, but has become an endangered language in recent centuries. However, it retains its status as a liturgical language of Septifidelity.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Latin

Demihuman Languages

Some languages aren't of human origin and are spoken by specific races. While the majority are not unlearnable, it is very rare for beings of other races to speak them.

Dawi

The language of the Dwarves, as well as the dominant language in dwarf-majority/ruled nations. It is also a minority language spoken among the dwarven populations of many nations.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Elthar

The languages of the Elves, as well as the dominant languages in elf-majority/ruled nations. They are also minority languages spoken among the elven populations of many nations. There are three different elven languages named for their respective speakers. Each language is different, and has different rules. They are generally intelligible to each other unless studies thoroughly enough.

The three different Elven languages are:

  • Elthar-Tyliac: The Language of the High Elves. It was developed and adapted from several old human languages into the distinct language they speak today.
    • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language
  • Elthar-Toghkoa: The language of the Wood Elves. It is the oldest elven language.
    • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language
  • Elthar-Zyrgki: The language of the Dark Elves.
    • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Fae

The language spoken by all fairies. Alfheim is the only place where the language is fully spoken as the dominant language. The pixies of the surface still speak Fae greatly, but in recent centuries many have been starting to favor other languages.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Gargate

The language of gargoyles. It had mostly died out by the 46th Century AFZ as more and more still-living gargoyles turned to Zedylric instead of their ancestral language, speaking it only for religious purposes. But, with the reawakening of the Garvis clan after the Siege of Garvis during the Great Northern Aquilonis War, and the independence of the city, the language has been revived as a primary language.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Basque

Giant

The language of the Giants.

Gobbledegook

The language of Goblins.

Jueyuani

The language of the Jueyuan, or Apefolk. To untrained and unlearned ears, Jueyuani sounds like monkey and ape sounds, but those who know better will notice the various patterns and can understand it, and even speak it with some study.

Mermish

The language of merpeople. It is spoken as a primary language by merfolk and as a secondary language by half-mers. The language is almost incomprehensible to those who don't know any of it.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Orco

The language of Orcs.

Scalthor

The language of Lizardfolk, also known as Saurians. It is also the dominant language of the lizardfolk-ruled Xotilic Empire and its various colonial provinces, and is a minority language spoken amongst the lizardfolk populations of other nations.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Vampiric

Vampiric is the language of vampires and was their primary language before, during and after the Amurgine Empire. As time went by, more and more vampires switched to Zedylric, until eventually it became the primary language. These days Vampiric is spoken mostly by Narkpior Vampires. Priests of the Vampiric Pantheon, Transylvanian politicians, as well as members of Royalty and the Nobility, learn Vampiric as a second language as well, and is a minority language among vampire populations in other nations. Only a small handful of other people speak even a small portion of the language.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: Romanian
Old Vampiric

An ancient version of Vampiric, spoken in the era before and during the Amurgine Empire. These days, Old Vampiric is spoken mostly only by Narkpior Vampires, along with modern Vampiric.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Dead Languages

Brythonic

Brythonic was the eponymous language of the ancient Byrthons, the native people of the Brythonic Isles, before it was replaced by Gallic and then by Zedylric. While some people still study the language enough to understand it, nobody speaks it anymore.

Centaurian

The language of ancient Centaurs and related races before they adapted to modern societies. The language is no longer spoken by any Centaur on Patria, and only the ones who study the language can understand it.

Dragonar

Dragonar was once the language of the people native to the Dragon Islands Archipelago in northeastern Maritymir. With the colonization of the archipelago by Zhonghua and Hispania, the language has faded from use and replaced by Yanyu and Zedylric.

Salrinese

Salrinese was the eponymous language of the ancient Salrin people of central northern Aquilonis before the introduction of Zedylric. Salrinese's written script and spoken language has faded from use, and the only remnants of the language is in ancient texts written in the language. Only the people who still study the language can understand it.

Ancient Zedylric

The oldest form of the Zedylric language. It has gone extinct, and only those who still study the language can understand it.

  • Earth Equivalent Language: none, constructed language

Animal Languages

Animal Languages, also known as Faunatongues, are languages associated with certain animals and the ability to speak them. The ability to converse with animals is considered a gift by many, though it is extremely rare. It is normally hereditary, but it is known to skip generations, and every once in a while it can pop up in a person, though only one in a million are lucky enough to have the gift.

Known Faunatounges include, but are not limited to:

  • Avetongue: the language of birds
  • Canitongue: the language of dogs
  • Equustongue: the language of horses and similar species. Sub-language of now-extinct Centaurian.
  • Felitongue: the language of cats
  • Serpotongue: the language of serpents
  • Dracotongue: the language of Dragons

Language Rings

Language rings are magical devices invented so that people who do not speak the same language can understand one another without the hassle of learning another language. The default language for these devices is Zedylric, as it is one of the most widely used languages of Patria, but they can be changed.

Notes & Trivia

  • Most languages all use the same script, while all other languages use different script.
    • Lahja uses modern Arabic script.
    • Fae and Dawi, the languages of the Fairies and Dwarves respectively, both use Runes for written script.
      • Both scripts are generated from Runesribe: Fae is transcribed without the three boxes checked, but Dawi has all three checked. This creates a differentiation between the scripted languages.
        • Note: To transcribe either language to runes properly, the diacritics must be removed.
        • Note: When transcribing Dawi, if the translation includes the letters Æ, ð, or Þ, change it to ash, edh, and thor, respectively.
    • Scalthor (the Lizardfolk language) uses Glagolitic script.
    • The three branches of Elthar (the languages of the elves), use Tengwar Annatar, created by J.R.R. Tolkein, using Tecendil to transcribe the language. But so far the author can't get the character fonts onto wikia.
    • Yanyu, Hanashi, and and Joseonite use real-world Chinese, Japanese, and Korean script for writing.
      • In Yanyu's case, the written script uses seal, regular, and other calligraphic styles.
  • Although the texts in the stories The Silver Bat and The Secret of Garvis is in English, unless someone is stated or shown to be speaking a different language, the spoken language is Zedylric. It should be firmly noted that characters in the stories do not speak in English (while it is the real-world equivalent).
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