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Feloran Language (/fɛlˈɔːɹən/)

Elvish language

Common Spelling: hè dju chèrìntrèl chona lebà ö
Pronunciation: /hɛ dʒu tʃɛˈɹɪntɹɛl ˈtʃonə leˈbɑ ɔː/
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Feloran is a primarily Elven language originating from the Inner Feloran region of Northern Felora. Spoken by the Feloran people, with regional variations spoken by the Ekorans and Dotharans, it is the dominant language in Northern Felora. The dominance of the Feloran Empire over Feloran landmass for much of it's history made it the lingua franca in most of Northern Felora, and Feloran words have been donated to the language of the Southern Orc tribes. With the exception of the Dotharan dialect, it has remained largely independent of the Common pidgin of Galisea and of the other languages of the Feloran continent.


Feloran has a base-10 number system:   1 - è /ɛ/
2 - lërd /ləɹd/
3 - flish /fliʃ/
4 - fö /fɔː/
5 - dulɦ /dulɦ/
6 - fösh /fɔːʃ/
7 - hërʼkol /həɹʼkol/
8 - thìrd /θɪɹd/
9 - drù /dɹʊ/
10 - jush /dʒuʃ/
11 - jush nè è /dʒuʃ nɛ ɛ/ “ten and one”
100 - ëme /əme/ “hundred”
101 - ëme nè è /əme nɛ ɛ/ “hundred and one”
200 - lërd ëme /ləɹd əme/ "two hundred"
1000 - /fʊ/ “thousand”

Writing System

Feloran has 35 letters in it's alphabet, in a single case. It is written from right to left.


Feloran phonemes are gentle, airy phonemes, with mostly fricative and approximant consonants with almost twice the amount of consonants to vowels. Stops are prohibited at the end of words, and most vowels are made at the front or back of the mouth, with only one central vowel. There are no pitch accents, and stress accents are inconsistent amongst speakers, often following the patterns of neighboring languages.



Feloran nouns have plural and singular forms. Feloran has not maintained grammatical gender since some point towards the beginning of the Late Imperial Era, a little less than 2300 years ago. The southern tongue of the Vöth, an ancient offshoot of Feloran society, has continued to use grammatical gender.
Singular No affix:
àllu /ˈɑllu/ society
sàgra /ˈsɑɡɹə/ doɡ
Plural If noun starts with vowel: Prefix ch- /tʃ-/
Example: chàllu /tʃɑllu/ societies
  If noun starts with a consonant: Prefix chè- /tʃɛ-/
Example: chèsàgra /ˈtʃɛsɑɡɹə/ doɡs


There are six forms of pronouns: three points of view, with singular/plural forms for each.
Singular Plural
1st grö /ɡɹɔː/ I, me, mine ö /ɔː/ we, us, ours
2nd alɦ /alɦ/ you, yours ni /ni/ you all, yours (pl)
3rd ju /dʒu/ he, she, him, her, his, hers, it, its i /i/ they, them, theirs


Feloran has no definite article ‘the’, or indefinite article ‘a’.  


Feloran adjectives have comparative and superlative forms.
Comparative Superlative
If word ends with vowel: Suffix -sht/-ʃt/ Example: nabëlɦàsht /ˈnabəlɦɑʃt/ funnier
Else: Suffix -asht /-ɑʃt/
If ends with vowel: Suffix -st /-st/ Example: nabëlɦast /ˈnabəlɦast/ funniest
Else: Suffix -ast /-ast/

Possessive determiners

Singular Plural
1st /nɛ/ my ju /dʒu/ our
2nd è /ɛ/ your /kɛ/ your (pl)
3rd /sɑ/ his, her, their, its the /θe/ their


Remote pastPrefix nɪ-
nìàkër /nɪˈɑkəɹ/ learned (long ago)
PastIf ends with vowel: Suffix -ʃ
Else: Suffix -ɪʃ
àkërìsh /ɑˈkəɹɪʃ/ learned
PresentNo affix
àkër /ˈɑkəɹ/ learn
FutureSuffix -o
àkëro /ɑkəˈɹo/ will learn

Derivational morphology

  Adjective → adverb = If starts with vowel: Prefix s- Else: Prefix sɑ-
Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj]) = If starts with vowel: Prefix j- Else: Prefix jo-
Adjective → verb (to make something [adj]) = Prefix ɛ-
Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun]) = Prefix doʊ-
Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic) = If ends with consonant: Suffix -'jɑ Else: Suffix -ə
Noun to verb = If starts with vowel: Prefix t- Else: Prefix tʊ-
Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb]) = Prefix ə-
Tending to = Prefix kɛ-
Verb → noun (the act of [verb]) = If ends with vowel: Suffix -lnə If starts with consonant: Suffix -ə Else: Suffix -əʊ
Verb → noun that verb produces (e.g. know → knowledge) = Prefix ɡɹa-
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter) = Suffix -laɪ|vɛn-
Place of (e.g. wine → winery) = Suffix -dɪə
Diminutive = Prefix ə-
Augmentative = If starts with vowel: Prefix v- Else: Prefix vɛ-
Opposite = Prefix ni-


Feloran vocabulary derives from the ancient Feloran and Ekoran peoples living in Inner Felora since the end of the Early Imperial Period. Most religious terms come from Ekoran origin, and most military terms from Sorenian. There are few words of non-elven origin in Feloran – let alone from other Elven languages, as those are few and far between – but those that are mostly come from Orc tribes that call Felora home. The Dotharan dialect also contains numerous loanwords from Aeillan, Qua'adaran, and the Common pidgin.


Consonant inventory: /b d f h j k l m n p s t v w ŋ ɡ ɦ ɹ ɹʼ ʃ ʒ θ/
↓Manner/Place→ Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Palato-alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Stop p b t d k ɡ
Fricative f v θ s ʃ ʒ h ɦ
Approximant ɹ ɹʼ j
Lateral approximant l
Co-articulated phonemes
↓Manner/Place→ Labial-velar
Approximant w
Vowel inventory: /a e i iː o u ɑ ɔː ə ɛ ɪ ʊ/ Diphthongs: aɪ̯, ei̯, eu̯, eɪ̯, iɘ̯, oʊ̯, ɛu̯
Front Central Back
High iː i u
Near-high ɪ ʊ
High-mid e o
Mid ə
Low-mid ɛ ɔː
Low a ɑ
Stress pattern: No fixed stress
Word initial consonants: b, bɹ, d, dɹ, dʒ, f, fl, h, hj, j, k, kh, l, m, n, p, s, st, t, tʃ, v, ɡɹ, ɹ, θ
Mid-word consonants: b, j, k, l, lbr, ll, ln, m, n, nd, ntɹ, t, tɹ, ɡɹ, ɹ, ɹd, ɹm, ɹʼk, θ
Word final consonants: l, lɦ, n, s, v, w, ŋ, ɹ, ɹd, ɹn, ʃ


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