Modern Gerudo (language)
Gerudo in its modern form is the main language of the Gerudo people. While the spoken language has changed significantly since ancient times, the written script has remained unchanged since before the Great Flood and is one of the longest lasting writing systems in Hyrulean history. Spoken by all Gerudo women of the desert, and a majority of those that have long since left, Gerudo has often been described by non-natives as a harsh yet sensual language that is extremely difficult yet rewarding to learn. It differs from Hylian speech in that it has an entire letter to itself that Hylian speakers find difficult to pronounce, the letter "v", that permeates Gerudo speech and culture. It is said that any non-native who can master the language of the Gerudo can master anything.
Uses the same alphabetical structure as Hylian, but with an added letter: "v"
The apostrophe in between words indicate a brief pause in the word (like a space), or the word "and". E.g. "Sav'saaba" means "good evening", whereas "orr'aaq" means "night and day" "Sav" is usually added onto everyday greetings, but can be also used to greet people during holidays. For example, "Sav'naboor'aaq" literally means "Good Nabooru Day", but more generally translates to "Merry Nabooru Day".
"The usage of only two single numbers (1 and 5) suggests that the Gerudo numerical system is a simplified variation of Roman numerals. It is possible that counting would consist of the two available numbers being used consecutively to reach the desired number."plain text transcript
"The usage of only two single numbers (1 and 5) suggests that the Gerudo numerical system is a simplified variation of Roman numerals. It is possible that counting would consist of the two available numbers being used consecutively to reach the desired number."
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