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    Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:38 pm  
    Languages of Oerthly Magic

    Languages of Oerthly Magic - Affect Normal Fires

    This was a project I was working to list all the vocal elements for spells. It was a certain level of detail that I had starting getting into when I began writing stories about Greyhawk but it also helped with game-play in giving magic-users something to do other than just saying they cast magic missile; I had have them say the vocal component of the spell.

    Languages of Oerthly Magic - Affect Normal Fires
    1). Affect Normal Fires

    Amedian - Kutire Moto A Kaed (Ku-Tir -Ee Mo-To A Ka-Ed)

    Bakluni (Ancient) - Angenlare Etkill (An-Gen-La-Ri Et-Kil)

    Drow - Befola Sol Tuzek (Be-Fol-A Sol Tu-Zek)

    Dwarven - Paver Barde (Pa-Vir-Ka Bar-De)

    Elven - Vaketta Tulpall (Va-Ket- Ta Tul-Pal)

    Flan - Defare Tintanat (Di-Far Tin-Te Nat)

    Fruz - Ar Ae Elelga Elde (Ar A El-Il-Ga El-Da)

    Giantish - Yswerkan Barde (Us-Vir-Ken Bar-De)

    Gnomish - Envode Barde (In-Vod Bar-De)

    Oeridian - Veat Porove (Vi-At Po-Rov)

    Olman - Catraba Ti Patikkum (Ca-Ta-Ra-Na Ti Pa-Tik-Kum)

    Suel - Igne C'Da Ef (Ig-Ne See-Da Af)

    I think Ive worked out my language equivalents if anyone wants to work up some of these for themselves.
    Amedian - Swahili
    Bakluni (Ancient) - Turkish
    Drow - Magyar
    Dwarven - Danish
    Elven - Finnish
    Flan - Irish
    Fruz - Icelandic
    Giantish - German
    Gnomish - Dutch
    Oeridian - Russian
    Olman - Tamil
    Suel - Latin
    These are just the base for the very slightly altered languages. It helps me a great deal in fiction but it is also helpful DMing and adds a good reason to have a comprehend languages spell on hand. I chose them with a few ideas in mind. The Suel always remind me of ancient Rome so Latin. The giants, dwarves, fruz, and gnomes always feel linked to me. Elves and Drow should have some link but strained over the centuries that have separated them so Finnish and Magyar.
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    Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:10 am  

    What no French?

    I cast stinking cloud "fromage roquefort"
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    Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:21 am  

    Languages of Oerthly Magic - Burning Hands
    2). Burning Hands

    Amedian - Moto Mikono (Mo-To Me-Ko-No)

    Bakluni (Ancient) - Eller Yan (El-Er An)

    Drow - Kezeben Yg (Ke-Ze-Ben Eg)

    Dwarven - Barende Haende (Bar-En-De Ha-En-De)

    Elven - Potava Kaes (Pa-Ta-Va Ka-Is)

    Flan - Lama Do (La-Ma Do)

    Fruz - Breande Haende (Bre-An-De Ha-En-De)

    Giantish - Brende Hade (Bre-An-De Ha-De)

    Gnomish - Barende Haende (Bar-En-De Ha-En-De)

    Oeridian - Zaen Ruke (Za-En Ruk)

    Olman - Kayel Erem (Ka-Il Er-Em)

    Suel - Arden Manus (Ar-Den Man-Us)
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    Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:34 pm  

    Here is a link to an old thread in which I posted my own take on the language of magic. You can find it about a third of the way down the page.
    http://canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4561

    The only additional comment I'll make is that the more segments the spell required to cast, the more lines of verbal component I included.

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    Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:12 pm  

    Languages of Oerthly Magic - Charm Person
    3). Charm Person

    Amedian - M'Tu (Em-Tu)

    Bakluni (Ancient) - Kekeklek KeSe (Kek-Ik-Lik Ki-See)

    Drow - Varsa Zem'l (Var-Sa Se-Mel)

    Dwarven - Cade Per (Ca-Da Pe-Re)

    Elven - Haen Kelo (He-En Ki-Lo)

    Flan - Daen (De-En)

    Fruz - Hela Mae (He-La Ma)

    Giantish - Care Per (Ca-Re Pe-Re)

    Gnomish - Care Aryrzo (Ca-Re Re-Rez-O)

    Oeridian - Obyana Keloveka (Ob-Ya-Ne Ke-Lo-Ve-Ka)

    Olman - Al'k Nap'r (Al-Ak Na-Par)

    Suel - Lapreme Peres (Le-Por-Em Per-Res)
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    Languages of Oerthly Magic - Comprehend Languages
    4). Comprehend Languages

    Amedian - Koo'lwa Looga (Ku-El-Wa Lu-Ga)

    Bakluni (Ancient) - Delere Anlamak (De-Le-Ri An-La-Mak)

    Drow - Er'tato Nelven (Er-Te-To Ne-El-Ven)

    Dwarven - Forsta Saipro (For-Sta Sa-Pro)

    Elven - Immareta Kaelta (Im-Mar-Ta Ke-El-Ta)

    Flan - Teingata (Te-An-Ga-Ta)

    Fruz - Ski'a Tungamal (Skee-Ya Tun-Ga-Mal)

    Giantish - Verstane (Ver-Sta-En)

    Gnomish - Begrypen Tane (Be-Gri-Pen Ta-En)

    Oeridian - Poneat Azikeah (Pon-At Az-Ek-Ah)

    Olman - Molekeah Perintu (Mo-Li-Ka-Ya Per-In -Too)

    Suel - Lingus Comprehendere (Le-Eng-Us Com-Pre-Hen-Der)
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    Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:20 am  

    I also tend to think of the Suel in terms of Imperial Rome. Latin was the language of the Church and the law, and still influences many core legal concepts.

    We also use Gaelic for the Flan, in spite of the Native American associations.

    I hadn't thought of Russian for Oeridians, though. I tend to associate the onion domes more with the Suel and tended to associate them with Russia as well in many respects.

    I think I understand Anna's point about too closely associating GH with Earthly societies; none really fit.
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    Languages of Oerthly Magic - Dancing Lights
    5). Dancing Lights

    Amedian - Kukeza Taa (Ku-Ke-Za Ta)

    Bakluni (Ancient) - Dae Ezeklar (Da Es-Ek-La-Re)

    Drow - Tenklo Fe'K (Te-No-Klo Fe-Ek)

    Dwarven - Daenda Lys (Da-En-Da Lis)

    Elven - Daenzin Valoe (Da-En-Sin Va-Lo)

    Flan - Zo'lza Damaeza (Zo-El-Ze Da-Ma-Za)

    Fruz - Daenda Loez (Da-En-Da Loz)

    Giantish - Tazenda Leeta (Ta-Zen-Da Le-Te)

    Gnomish - Daenda Leaten (Da-En-Da Le-Ten)

    Oeridian - Tanzuesek Ogny (Tan-Zu-Is-Ik Og-Ne)

    Olman -Nataam Veakkukae (Na-Ta-Am Ve-Ak-Ku-Ka)

    Suel - Korum Luminar (Ko-Ram Lu-Me-Nar)
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