Elements of Names
A note about pronunciation.
Aivaerin and Thrilgaerin (Elven) words with only two syllables are normally stressed on the first syllable, unless denoted otherwise by an accent mark, or acute symbol (´).
Elven words with three or more syllables are normally stressed on the second syllable, unless denoted otherwise by an accent mark.
A diaeresis (¨) is used to identify when two vowels written in succession are pronounced individually, instead of as a diphthong. An accent mark may be used instead if the stress on the word differs from the norm. In both cases, the vowels are pronounced individually.
Languages closely related to Aivaerin and Thrilgaerin, such as ancient Aqaan, follow similar patterns. The rule is also true for some modern words in the Common Tongue that derive from Aqaan roots.
- Common Phrases
caer stone, rock, edificecaerim a stony island, or the [possible] tip of a submerged mountaindil northmos islandmon island chain, archipelagokarn hillkirn mountain-roth, -rath (suffix) land, area, region