Eyn endast vel eyn gelder, dar óvim yar eyt roth. Men endast far ey sálde gyeng trógir ðár laógir.Common is the most widely spoken language in The Five Worlds . It is the tongue of Ordin, and the official language of The Ordin Empire. Outsiders of the Ordin Empire therefore often refer to Common as Ordinian, but this would be inaccurate in an academic sense.
ImpactCommon is the written language of the Ordin Empire and has been so since the beginning. Most recorded history is written in Common, though in older forms, and most internal communication is done in Common. Common is also used when humans speak with Wyverns through the use of word tablets Common is therefore the most written language in all of The Five Worlds and almost all signs, maps and official documents are written in common.
DialectsBecause Common has been forced as an official language across the Ordin Empire, there has sprung out a big variety of dialects throughout The Five Worlds.
- Ordin: In Ordin, the dialects divert from Common on the different islands. The dialects are often referred to as "peasant-like", as the dialects sound similar to common, but with a few mispronunciations or vocal changes.
- Yáðin: Because of the vast amount of naval trade in Yáðin, Common has formed a sort of pidgin language with the other Yáðin languages. Common also have a wide variety of loan words from Yáðin languages, especially within trade, ship building and naval navigation. Yáðin dialects have many diphthongs and also a different tonality in sentences, and they're often thought of as to almost be singing while speaking
- Sipmór: The people of Sipmór have completely different languages than Common and also very different from each other's. The vast distance between each settlement has created a language barrier within Sipmór. Common is therefore used as an intermediate form of communication. Common is almost spoken literally as it's defined in Sipmór, as it is a language learned at a later age. The people of Sipmór speak Common more correct than even people in Ordin.
- Wirmór: Wyverns do not speak Common, as it is physically impossible for them to speak the language. The humans that live in Wirmór come from any of the other worlds and therefore speak Common as from their homeworld.
Place Name GeneratorThis project is meant to expand, not only by me, but by anyone who wants to contribute. This place name generator can be used, in order to keep the names consistent throughout the world. Names are not limited to the tables below, but is meant to inspire you. This is also perfect for improvisation when GM-ing. If you're going off script and need to come up with a quick name, use this as an option.
How to useChoose or roll a descriptive word from the table below. Each descriptive word has a translation which describes the feature you're naming, though this doesn't have to be accurate. "Red river" doesn't mean the river is red, but could be tied to a historical event, to flora that grow close by, or just because someone wanted to call it that. You can also use personal names as a descriptive word and add an -s at the end, like Eikis, Áros or Eyres. Next you choose or roll the feature word. There are five categories:
- Mountains, hills, cliffs, or any elevated areas
- Seas, bays, fjords, ponds, rivers, lakes, streams, or any body of water
- Plains, fields, forests, tundra or uninhabited space
- Towns, cities, outposts, forts, camps or any inhabited spaces
- Regions, places or any generic area.
|Lyós||Light (or the goddess)||Óde||Desolate|
|Skógge||Shadow (or the goddess)||Mikle||BIg|
|Stripe||Stripe, or long and thin||Litthe||Small|
|Brinn||Sharp or angled||Við||Wide|
|Pókle||Lump or lumpy||Fyerre||The first or "In front of"|
|Róð||Red||Iste||Outer or "on the outside of"|
|Gron||Green||Inste||Inner or "on the inside of"|
|Doll||Blue||Bakre||"In the back", or "the last"|
Common has six vowels and 15 consonants. The tables below gives an example of each of the sounds, though they are not completely accurate.
All vowels have short and long forms. Short forms are when there are two consonants after the wovel, like in Frónn /frun/, while the long form is if there is one or no consonants after the vowel, like in Frón /fruːn/. This only applies to the first syllable in a word, every vowels after than will have short vowels. For instance, Gerfrón /gerfrun/, where the ó is short even with only one succeeding consonant.
NominalNouns are altered by definiteness, number and gender. Gender: Masculine, feminine and neuter. Number: Singular, dual and plural. Dual and plural are marked with s suffix. Definiteness: Definite and Indefinite. Articles: Changed based on definiteness and gender.
NumbersEyn: /ɛːjn/, one Do: /doː/, two Tri: /triː/, three Feyr: /fɛjr/, four Fóm: /fuːm/, five Hálthá: /hɑlθɑ/, six Sáyr: /sɑjr/, seven Átto: /ɑtːo/, eight Ner: /nɛːr/, nine Del: /dɛːl/, ten Yel: /jɛːl/, eleven Dóren: /duːrɛn/, twelve Eyn-dóren: thirteen Do-dóren: fourteen
Common Female Names
Áyrinn, Brogan, Eláyná, Elri, Emthe, Enla, Faydinn, Gillis, Ilá, Karyinn, Keyl, Kventh, Kyesten, Máthinká, Mayginn, Monteyr, Myó, Nánne, Nolvenn, Ódess, Ómená, Pridd, Primm, Rebá, Sirri, Skeydd, Skeran, Yánálinn, Yádith, Yeyn
Daughter of Hár
From the outer land
From the alder grove
Vilmót: Courage-- --Ving
Female names with known meanings
Common Male Names
Ánderonn, Binn, Bisk, Blays, Edgárth, Evikk, Fárrell, Fevikk, Feydlimm, Gáreth, Grim, Hággeth, Hár, Helgenn, Hóonn, Kaldon, Kentónn, Kipp, Kyánder, Middir, Nels, Nólinn, Nyáll, Olbern, Siggónn, Slevin, Sondór, Tramonn, Yárleth, Yelder
Full of goodness
God of my salvation
Joined in harmony
Of the grey-haired
Of the brightheaded
Son of the south
The bright one
Of the Northern winds
Male names with known meaning
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