Origin & Writing

The written word was crafted from how Tsohtsi colored their nests. They would use specific colors to denote things, and eventually the colors became their letters. The length they were painted or placed would determine how long the note was held. And the intensity or brightness of the color would determine whether they would be sharp or not (brightest colors being sharp).
  The sharp notes had become a problem though, with different areas having different intensities denoting sharp notes. Even today, scholars of old a;O;u; have debates on how to pronounce what was written. Now a sharp note is a letter that is taller than the others, rather than the subjective solution of intensity.
  Originally the language was used with placed objects, but one the tsohtsi discovered ink, they began to use that along with their great murals. Speaking of their great murals, archaeologist have discovered that much of the, once thought, abstract artwork they had created were in fact epics of gods, heroes, and other tales.
  Thoos has aspects taken from a;O;u;.    

Musical language

The language consist of different notes to create meaning. The base uses a scale of eight notes that changes from region to region, some having scales similar to an Egyptian scale or blues scale. While rural areas have subsets of a;O;u; (some even having it as a different language entirely with differing amounts of notes/letters and scales), the predominant scale of the eight his very well known.
  As the language grew from tsohtsi, it is easy for them to pronounce. But for other creatures who cannot so easily make their sounds, they must make do. Many Humi have resorted to whistling, trying to, as close as they can, mimic the tsohtsi. Other creatures “sing” and yet more hum the notes while beginning sharp notes they cannot make with T, D, Ts, Ds, or another stop sound.
  A word is strung together notes (beamed or one whole or one/two half notes). Each person has their own meter and time signature with which the talk to each other. The meter also acts as the punctuation, a faster beat being an exclamation and a punctuation of the ending note forming a question.

Harmony & Chords

Words from high a;O;u; and other old tsohtsi language have words that use chors. But over time, those chords have been simplified to single notes. This also developed by other species trying to pronounce their words. They were unable to pronounce the chords, and changed the sounds to a single note to compensate.
  In older tsohtsi language, music was one in the same with words. A song would speak with emotion and meaning in one. But now songs, that use chords, are separate from meaning, being emotion as most other cultures have it.  

Alphabet & Denotations




19 Words.
Grammar   Nominative Sharp/T   Accustivie Long pause   All other Regular   The last note does not need a length   Seperate “words” by at least a quarter length   Suffixes
Whole .
Half ,
Quarter ;
Eighth :
Sixteenth '
hum/warble/pause -
Sharp/T T
Successor Languages


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