Eeatian Language in Valley of Man | World Anvil
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by hughpierre
Can someone explain why the language of a dead and powerful race came to be named after a ruin rather than its speakers.
Eeatian is an artificial language constructed based on exhausting work by Yatei scholars of Gaioor and kean cultists who worshiped the Keanian species, to decipher the block and folded writings carved onto Eeat's walls.

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Eeatian is man's academic attempt to reconstruct the now extinct language of the Kean species' block writing. It was so named after the depictions found on the walls of Eeat, and initial inspiration taken from the translations recorded in the Book of Thirty Words.   If learned men interpreted this language puzzle, then the only existing evidence suggest that it was limited within the ancient Floodlands. Although select scholars and and devoted mavericks also take time to learn man's version.


No one can say what the language Eeatian is based on sounded like.   However, due to the boney structures found in Kean fossils; scholars theorize that it might have had long and short guttural sounds to it. Likewise, current eeatian chooses to make its sounds based on this assumption.


It is thought that pre-Eeatian has two voices: the rational and the irrational. Rational is used with regards to the Kean as a species and their deities. Everything else was irrational. This perception is based on the people's oral traditions and rare depictions on Keanian ruins of human being subservient.   Therefore, eeatian employs rational masculine singular, rational feminine singular, irrational singular and irrational plural. Figures deserving of particular respect are denoted with rational plural as a gender-neutral honorific.   As far as it is constructed; Eeatian possesses past, present and future tenses indicated by increasingly compounded suffixes. Additionally, mood can also be reflected by the combo of voice and choice of suffix.


The verb comes at the end of a clause, with the typical word order: subject–object–verb. In spite of this, not all terms are need to form a complete sentence. For example, a sentence can be a single verb; or consist of just the subject and object, without a verb. It may be included for easier translation, but there are no linking verbs in Eeatian.


It does not seem to have a complicated noun class agreement systems.
It employs a natural gender system to distinguish between Keanian and non-Keanian sentient species with which they co-existed. It is believed that Eeatian rejected incorporating many of the foreign words of their neighbours because of the difficulty in establishing one-to-one translations for the Book of Thirty Words.

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