Lit. "Old tongue"
Hmmm, I think I would describe our language as slow, but very dense in information.
Venna is the language spoken for centuries by the Venirans. over that time it has only recently changed quickly. The recent change is due to the integration of Xalnan culture after the War of Misunderstanding.
Most of the changes come in the form of new words to describe them and their culture. The words are often just imported directly in oral communication, but changed to fit with the written language of Venna.
The language is spoken in all of venira, including the former Xalnan territories, which can be extrapolated to mean Sharas. In these former Xalnan lands the language only became a normal part of culture after the War of Misunderstanding because it made it much easier to trade and advance in status among venirans.