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The Palæoboreanica


Introduction

Part II

Language

All of the Palæoboreanica is written in Palæoboreanic languages, with little representation of languages outside of this family. Languages represented in the Palæoboreanic outside of the Palæoboreanic language family are mostly those of the Saurian language family, for example Lacertian and Draconic.

Part II.a.

Palæoboreanic Languages

The Palæoboreanic language family is an early branch of a larger Boreanic language family that also includes the Finno-Ugric, Indo-European, and Afro-Asiatic language families.
Proto-Palaeoboreanic Script, Stage 1
Consonants
P General bilabial glyph. /p/ or /b/ (not contrasted), and sometimes lengthened to /m/.
T General alveolar glyph. /t/, or /d/ (not contrasted), and sometimes lengthened to /n/.
K General vellar glyph. /k/, or /g/ (not contrasted), and sometimes lengthened to /ŋ/.
Vowels
A
E
I
U
O
Consonants Vowels
P T K A E I U O
/p/ /t/ /k/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /u/ /o/

Stage 2A
Developed from Stage 1 independently of Stages 2B & 2C.
Labials Alveolars Vellars Vowels
P B M T D N K G NG A E I U O
/p/ /b/ /m/ /t/ /d/ /n/ /k/ /g/ /ŋ/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /u/ /o/

Stage 2B
Developed from Stage 1 independently of Stages 2A & 2C.
Labials Alveolars Vellars Vowels
P B M T D N K G NG A E I U O
/p/ /b/ /m/ /t/ /d/ /n/ /k/ /g/ /ŋ/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /u/ /o/

Stage 2C
Developed from Stage 1 independently of Stages 2A & 2B.
Labials Alveolars Vellars Vowels
P B M T D N K G NG A E I U O
/p/ /b/ /m/ /t/ /d/ /n/ /k/ /g/ /ŋ/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /u/ /o/

Stage 3
Labials Alveolars Vellars Vowels
P B M T D N K G NG A E I U O
/p/ /b/ /m/ /t/ /d/ /n/ /k/ /g/ /ŋ/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /u/ /o/

Stage 4
Labials Alveolars Vellars
P F B V M W T &Thorn; D &Eth; N R K X G GH NG Y
/p/ /f/ /b/ /v/ /m/ /w/ /t/ /þ/ /d/ /ð/ /n/ /r/ /k/ /x/ /g/ /gh/ /ŋ/ /y/

script
Early imitations of cursive and runic scripts used for the Palaeoboreanic languages.
script
The Elder Runes (Traditional).

Part II.a-1.)

Preliminary Linguistic Phylogeny

Proto-BoreanNariliethi (Elder Dialect)
☠ Old Borean [OB] — Narilthie [] (“The Eldertongue”)
☠ [OB] Elder Dialect (attested form) — Aildinarillhie [] (“The Eldertongue”)
☠ Meridian [ML]
☠ [ML] Old Meridian
☠ [ML] Old East Meridian
☠ [ML] East Meridian
☠ [ML] Old West Meridian
☠ [ML] Nordic Dialect
☠ [ML] West Meridian
☠ Sylvanian [SL]
☠ [SL] East Sylvanian
☠ [SL] West Sylvanian
☠ [OB] Marine Dialect
☠ [OB] Sylvan Dialect — Dralhinarillhie or Narillhie
Old Færish [OF] Faenaril-yie or Naril-yie
☠ [OF] Elven Dialect Yie-Faenaril or Yie-Naril
☠ Old Elfish [OE]
☠ [OE]
☠ [OF] Hobling Dialect
☠ Hobling [HL]
☠ [HL] Gnomish
☠ [HL] Wood-hobbish
☠ [HL] Cellar-hobbish
☠ [OF] Sylvan Dialect
☠ Old Sylphish [OS]
☠ [OS] Woodelven
☠ [OB] Terran Dialect
☠ Old Terran [OT]
☠ [OT] Dwarven Dialect
☠ Old Dwarfish [OD]
☠ [OD] Barrodwarven
☠ [OD] Delfdwarghairn
☠ [OD] Mountaindwarfish
☠ [OD] Wolddwarrown
☠ Dwarrowspeak [DS]
☠ [OT] Knockryn Dialect
☠ [OT] Swartelven Dialect
☠ Elder Trowen [ET]
☠ [ET] Netherfæry Dialect
☠ lekth (lexeme, dialect) lukth (luxury, Lucifer)

Part II.a-2.)

List of Palæoboreanic Languages


Elder Færyn [EF]
Old Færish [OF] Faenaril-yie or Naril-yie
Proto-Borean — Nariliethi (Elder Dialect)
Elder Dialect (attested form) — Aildinarillhie [] (“The Eldertongue”)


Fiction
⚑ The Borean Cycle
Red the Blue Devil
The Nocturnals
The Spacebunnies
Metazoids
Solar Civil War
⚑ = You Are Here.