Draconic Language in Lost Waves | World Anvil
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The language of the dragons is ancient. In predates the First Breaking when the dragons first entered Realmspace. It has changed surprisingly little over time, even if it has picked up the occasional loan-word for things new to the dragons. But for the most part, draconic has simply translated concepts into very literal versions of the meaning.

Writing System

Draconic arrived with its own runes that were made to be clawed into a rock. They have evolved to form more elegant scripts which are often used for arcane notes.


Draconic follows a subject-object-verb structure and favours phrases with few component words and long paragraphs with many sentences. That said, it builds a lot of compound words, which means that each of the words in that sentence might be very long. For instance, adjectives are added as suffixes to its noun. And draconic is very fond of its adjectives.


1) Burnt, burning; 2) Blessed
Dragons pl. ind.


Draconic has a lot of plosives, fricatives and stops. Vowels are often wide and pronounced at the back of the mouth. This makes it sound somewhat like a snapping viper. Those without a dragon's, or dragonborn's, mouth can find it hard to pronounce a lot of the sounds as quickly as is intended for the speech to sound natural.   Unvoiced consonants can never stand without being followed or preceded by a vowel, but (unvoiced)V(voiced) or the reverse is quite common.


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