This article is a living document with many different elements being added as the lexicon expands. Partiuclarly as it was written during WorldEmber, the focus of lexicon and translations and documents will come eventually, but for the current time, the focus is on developing the basics of the language.Al-Havemna is a language that has been derived from two key languages and their dialects and has become a language dedicated for each of the many different cultures that reside on Kyradon.
HistoryThe true creation of Al-Havemna stands as a minor mystery for the people of the world. While the reasoning for its creation is important, it is unclear when it emerged as its own language rather than a dialect of the Common tounge. However, it is confimed that by at least 642 AR there were examples of Al-Havemna written by a variety of people in Kyradon. When researched by scholars, Al-Havemna seems to be derived quite significantly from the Elvish language, later inspiring the dialect of Light Elvish, and the Commonspeech family of languages. The fusing of these languages has led to elements that seem similar from each of the other languages and the inclusion of many similar words with altered meanings based on the other language. As of 755 AR there are around 1.4 million native speaks of Al-Havemna, most of whom reside on Kyradon or have some descent in their history. By many accounts, those who speak some variant of the Commonspeak and Elvish languages are able to comprehend enough of the languge to put together some sembelncen of context surrounding the
DialectsThere are two main dialects of Al-Havemna, Qen'la and Maorana. Each of them seem to stem from regional differences in the langugage, however, another major factor in the development of each of the dialects is their use as a social class based differentiation.
Qen'laSometimes referred to as Low Havemnan, Qen'la has a more harsh sounding tone that is focused on the speed at which the dialect can be said, Often spoken by the market traders and common folk of Kyradon, the vast majority of Al-Havenmnan speakers use the Qen'lan dialect. Its origins stemming from the Qen'la Valley in northern Kyradon as a quick way of speaking about different trades and agreements for food and water. Since then it spread among the commonfolk as being a bright alternative to formal Al-Havemnan.
MaoranaOften reffered to as Middle Havemnan, Maorana is a more fluid version of the language that steers closer to langauge's Elvish roots. Often spoken by those of Light Elvish descent, Maorana has become the bridging language between Al-Havemna and Light Elvish, particularly in the inspiration of phonology and word formation. Each word seems to be given additional sounds to make the phrasing flow and seems to lessen its use of stop phonemes. First spoken among the dense jungles in Kyradon, the dialect grew among a thriving middle and upper class as a way to communicate with those both below and above them, hence its name Al-Havemna Maorana , which translates to "the between language".
inhabitants of Kyradon
|Number of Speakers
|~ 1.4 Million (Native)