This article is still a work in progress. While there are many elements that are complete within it, there are many elements that need further exploration and development. In the case of this particular article, the dictionary at the end is nowhere near as full as it would need to be for the conversational language it is in the world of Nonvyrox. Additionally, the written script of the language has not yet been developed to a point where it can be used, or displayed yet. Thank you for your patience.Elvish, or as its known in the tounge Cavi'sol, is the language of the elves and is also spoken by most half-elves. Elvish is related to Sylvan and shares a common linguistic ancestor with Orcish. Elvish, as with most languages, eventually traces its roots back to the ancient language of .
HistoryThe root Elvish language is considered to be one of the standard languages of Nonvyrox, despite being one of the oldest languages still in use. Elvish Scholars have theorised that the first forms of Elvish, known as Proto-Elvish, was created by the first Valkons and Kryl people who entered into the Fae Lands. Most of these people would eventually return to the material realm and become the first elves. As the Elves seperated into several different groups, such as High Elves, Sea Elves, and Light Elves, the Elvish language was adapted and reformed into different dialects that would suit best the group who was using it. In the modern day, the root Elvish language is used primarily by wood elves, though it is often used for communication between the different types of elves as the base form is taught to all elves.
DialectsDue to the age of the Elvish Language and the seperation of the different groups of Elves, Elvish has become subject to change over generations, spawning various dialects. Most of these dialects, unless stated otherwise, use Leith'rael' as their written alphabet, though some of the diacritics have different meanings within several of the dialects.
High ElvishThis dialect is used by high elves. The language contains only long vowels and an emphasis on the sonority of words. The more smooth and gentle the word sounds, the better.
Dark ElvishThis dialect is used by dark elves. The language often has harsh stops and a hiss that almostalways haunts the back of the voical sound as it was developed during the time when dark elves were under the influence of The Faceless One.
Light ElvishThis dialect is used by light elves. The language was strongly influenced by Al-Havemna, the language spoken by the nearby colonies in the nearby towns and cities, especially .
AondrianThis dialect is used by the aondra. The language was kept within the Fae Lands by the aondra and was influenced by the many dialects of Sylvan that were experienced by the early aondras.
Sea ElvishThis dialect is used by sea elves. The language was developed to be first understood underwater as sea elves were first living in this environment. However, once the sea elves started to surface, they realised that their dialect wouldn't translate directly on land, therefore they adapted the language to a more click-based language using them as additional phones to represent words that they added through their dialect.
AzoriThis dialect is used by the azor-rai. The language has been influenced by the madness present within the Shadow Plane and its direct link to the Maddening Darkness. As a result, the language uses a new script called Madruk, which is designed to be an abjad, only the consonants written.