Elements of Names

Many names are formed from root words that we see over and over. Here are some of the roots and what they mean.  

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.

   

Dictionary

16 Words.
Common Phrases
caer stone, rock, edifice
 
caerim a stony island, or the [possible] tip of a submerged mountain
 
dil north
 
mos island
 
mon island chain, archipelago
 
karn hill
 
kirn mountain
 
-roth, -rath (suffix) land, area, region

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