Saza Chitter (Chitter) is the basis of Sazasharanare. It began as a way for the Hiserabi to adapt to living in the Nege forests of Jhoutai—where their unique abilities of mimicry allowed them to confuse predators and prey.
HistorySazasharanare traces its origins trace back to the Hiserabi. The history of Chitter is the history of the Hiserabi. Originally created with the purpose of maintaining the floating towers of the Verin, the Hiserabi were discontinued after metaphysical automation deemed them redundant. They were relocated to the Nege forests on the eastern edge of the Jhoutai main continent. This was in part to dispose on them, part an experiment to see if they could survive the megaflora and megafauna. Their survival was doubtful, but those who did could provide invaluable info to the Verin, who had been able to penetrate very far into the Nege. The Hiserabi turned out to be excellent survivors, which could be easily attributed to the mobility afforded by their long limbs, but which in fact came from their pronounced instance of the Sazashi trait of diphonic vocal cords - multiple cords which can be articulated independently. Where speed and claws failed the Hiserabi, their vocal range saved the day. They found themselves able to mimicry the creatures of the Nege and lead them around with basic commands. Eventually they lost interest in escaping, and began to settle down instead, forming a society. The diphonic vocalizations became commonplace, and were quickly integrated into their language. Their society grew spread enough to the edge of the Nege that the Verin were able to pierce in and re-enslave a great number of them, and so this language—Chitter—was introduced to the Sazashi masses. It caught on quickly for its novelty—the other Sazashi had never incorporated their diphonic capabilities into anything more than spice when singing and as basic vocalizations of irritation of joy, and it entertained them to be able to do something that the Verin could not. It quickly became an argot language for the Sazashi to use behind the backs of the Verin. From there it developed into Sazasharanare and her many dialects and became the language of the Sazashi Revolution.
Welcome to Ethnis
Ethnis is a massive Science-Fantasy setting and a backdrop for stories woven in many mediums—including books and RPGs! Join the Ethnis Discord for updates and discussion
- Successor Languages