Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
MachinaMandala

Glorantha Languages

Recommended Posts

59 minutes ago, MachinaMandala said:

I'm looking for language "examples" for Glorantha, or at least ideas on what the languages should theoretically sound like.

Does anyone have any clue?

The Entekosiad, Glorious Reascent of Yelm, and the Fortunate Succession provide various (ancient) names and words, but the best source, gleaned from various sources, is the pronunciation of Gloranthan names (which are derived from a variety of languages....):

Stressed syllables are capitalized.

Consonants are always hard, and pronounced only one way.

All S’s are sibilant; all Z-sounds are written with Z.

RR is rolled R. The soft J is written ZH.

A short-O is written O; a broad-O is written AU; a long-O is written OE.

A short-A is written A; a broad-A is written AH; a long-A is written AE. A short-E is written E or HE; a long-E is written EE.

A short-I is written I or IH; a long-I is written IGH.

A short-U is written U or UH; a long-U is written OO.

The letter Y is always pronounced as it is in “yawn”. OI as in “coin” is written for pronunciation as OY.

An apostrophe indicates an extremely compressed short-I sound.

Deities

 Acos                           AE-koes
 Aether                        AY-ther
 Aldrya                         AL-drih-uh
 Aleshmara                 ahl-ESH-mah-RRAH
 Annilla                        an-NIL-ah
 Arachne Solara         a-RAK-nee soe-LAHR-ah
 Araganthosas           AR-ah-gan-thoe-sus
 Aranea                       AR-uh-NAE-uh
 Argan Argar              AR-gan AR-gar
 Arkat                          AR-kat
 Artmal                        ART-mahl
 Arroin                         ar-ROYN
 Asrelia                        az-REE-lee-ah
 Atyar                           AT-yar
 Babeester Gor           BAH-bees-ter GORE
 Bagog                         ba-GOG
 Bolongo                      boe-LONG-goe
 Brastalos                    BRASS-tal-ohs
 Cacodemon                KAK-oe-DEE-mun
 Chalana Arroy             chah-LAH-nuh a-ROY
 Cronisper                    KRRON-is-per
 Daga                           DAH-gah
 Daka Fal                     DAH-ka FAHL
 Daruda                        dah-ROO-duh
 Danfive Xaron             DAN-five ZAR-un
 Donandar                    duh-NAN-dahr
 Dayzatar                     dah-ZAE-tar
 Dehore                        dae-HOR-ay
 Dehori                         dee-HOR-ee
 Dendara                      den-DAHR-uh
 Donandar                    duh-NAN-dahr
 Dormal                        DOR-mahl
 Drospoly                     dros-POE-lee
 Ehilm                           EE-hilmE
 iritha                         igh-REE-thuh
 Ernalda                       er-NAHL-duh
 Etyries                         eh-TEER-eez
 Eurmal                        YUR-mahl
 Faranar                       FARR-an-ahrr
 Flamal                         FLAM-ahl
 Framanthe                   fruh-MAN-thuh
 Ga                              GAH
 Gagarth                       guh-GARTH
 Gark                           GARK
 Gata                            GAH-tah
 Gbaji                           g’BAH-jee
 Genert                         GEN-ert
 Geo                             JO
 Gerlant                        GER-lant
 Ginna Jar                     GIN-nuh JAR
 Glorantha                    glor-AN-thuh
 Godunya                     goe-DOON-yah
 Golod                         GOE-lod
 Gorakiki                      GOR-ah-KEE-kee
 Gorgorma                   gor-GOR-mah
 Gustbran                     GUST-bran
 Harana Ilor                  ah-RAH-nah ee-LOR
 Heler                           HEL-er
 Himile                         hih-MEEL
 Hobimarong                HOE-bee-mah-RONG
 Hon-eel                       hah-NEEL
 Hrestol                        H’RES-tuhl
 Humakt                       HEW-makt
 Hwarin Dalthippa        h’WAH-ren dahl-THIP-uh
 Hyalor                         HIGH-ah-lor
 Hykim                         HIGH-kim
 Ikadz                          EE-kadz
 Inora                           ee-NOR-uh
 Iphara                         ee-FAR-ah
 Irripi Ontor                  i-RIP-ee ON-tor
 Issaries                        IS-sar-eez
 Jalakeel                       JAHK-uh-LEEL
 Jeset                           JEH-set
 Jmijie                          zh’MEE-zheh
 Kajaboor                    KAHZH-ah-bor
 Kargan Tor                 KAR-gan TOR
 Keraun                        kerr-AHN
 Kolat                          KOE-laht
 Krarsht                       KRARSHT
 Krjalk                         kur-JAHLK
 Kropa                         KROH-puh
 Kyger Litor                 KIGH-ger LEE-tor
 Lamsabi                      lam-SAH-bee
 Lanbril                        LAN-bril
 Larnste                        LAHRN-stay
 Lhankor Mhy              LANK-er MIGH
 Lodril                          LOE-dril
 Lokarnos                    loh-KAR-noes
 Lorian                         LOR-ee-an
 Lumavoxoran              loom-ah-VOKS-oe-ran
 Lux                             LUKS
 Magasta                      mah-GAH-stah
 Mahome                     mah-HOE-may
 Malia                          MAL-ee-uh
 Malkion                      MAL-kee-on
 Manthi                        MAN-thee
 Maran Gor                  MAH-rahn GOR
 Mastakos                    mah-STAH-koes
 Mee Vorala                 MEE voh-RAH-lah
 Metsyla                       met-SIGH-lah
 Mikaday                     MIK-uh-dae
 Mikyh                         MIK-yuh
 Mirintha                      meer-IN-thah
 Molanni                       moe-LAHN-ee
 Mostal                        MOS-tul
 Molokka                     mol-OK-kuh
 Murthdrya                   murth-DRIGH-ah
 Nakala                        nuh-KAHL-uh
 Natea                          na-TAY-ah
 Nelat                           NEE-lat
 Noruma                      noe-RROO-mah
 Nyanka                       n’YAHNK-uh
 Nysalor                       NIGH-suh-lor
 Oakfed                       OEK-fed
 Odayla                        oe-DAE-lah
 Ompalam                    OM-pah-lom
 Orenoar                      OR-en-OE-ar
 Orlanth                        OR-lanth
 Ourania                       oo-RAEN-ih-yah
 Pamalt                         PAM-ahlt
 Paslac                         PAZ-lak
 Phargon                      FAR-gon
 Pocharngo                   poe-CHARN-goe
 Polaris                         POE-lehr-is
 Ragnaglar                    rag-NAG-lar
 Rashoran                     RAHSH-ohe-ran
 Rasout                        rrah-SOOT
 Ratslaff                        RATS-laf
 Saliligor                       sah-LIL-ih-gor
 Seseine                       seh-SAEN-ay
 Selarn                         sel-ARN
 Seolinthur                    see-ohe-LIN-ther
 Shavaya                      shah-VIGH-ah
 Sikkanos                     sik-KAHN-oes
 Slor                             SLOR
 Sokazub                      SOAK-ah-zub
 Styx                            STIKS
 Subere                        soo-BEER-ee
 Swems                        SWEHMZ
 Talor                           TAE-lor
 Teelo Noori                TEE-loe NOR-ee
 Telask                         teh-LASK
 Thalurzni                     thal-ERZ-nee
 Than                           THAN
 Thanatar                      THAN-uh-tar
 Thed                           THED
 Tholaina                      thoe-LAEN-ah
 Tien                            t’YEN
 Triolina                        TREE-oe-LEE-nah
 Tsankth                       t’SANKTH
 Ty Kora Tek               TIGH kor-uh TEK
 Tylenea                       TIGH-len-EE-ah
 Uleria                          yoo-LEHR-ee-ah
 Umath                         OO-math
 Umbrol                       UM-brahl
 Vadrus                        VAE-drus
 Valind                         val-IND
 Valkaro                       VAL-kuh-roe
 Valzain                        val-ZAEN
 Vangono                     vang-GOE-noe
 Varchulanga                VAR-choo-LANG-gah
 Vivamort                     VEE-vuh-mort
 Voria                          VOR-ee-ah
 Vovisibor                    vo-VEE-si-borr
 Vrimak                        VREE-mak
 Wachaza                     wah-CHAH-zah
 Waertag                      WEHR-tag
 Waha                          WAH-hah
 Wakboth                     WAK-both
 Worlath                       WOR-lath
 Xemela                       zeh-MEL-uh
 Xentha                        ZEN-thah
 Xiola Umbar               zee-OE-lah UM-bar
 Yamsur                       YAM-sir
 Yanafal Tarnils            YAHN-uh-fahl TAR-nilz
 Yanmorla                    yan-MORR-lah
 Yara Aranis                 YAH-rah ah-RAHN-is
 Yelm                           YELM
 Yelmalio                      yel-MAL-ee-oe
 Yelorna                       yeh-LOR-nah
 Yinkin                         YING-kin
 Zaktirra                       zak-TEERR-ah
 Zaramaka                    ZAH-rah-MAH-kah
 Zong                           ZONG
 Zorak Zoran                zoe-RAK zoe-RAN
 Zzabur                        zah-BOOR

Places
 Argentium Thri’ile       ahr-GENT-ee-um THREE-ee-leh
 Dagori Inkarth            Da-GOR-ee IN-karth
 Dara Happa                DAH-ra HAH-pah
 Genertela                    GEN-ert-EL-ah
 Jrusteli                        j’russ-TEL-i
 Kralorela                    KRAY-lor-EL-ah
 Pamaltela                    PAM-ahlt-EL-ah
 Tanisor                       TAN-ih-sor
 Umathela                    OO-math-EL-ah

People
 Belintar                       BEL-in-tar
 Delecti                        di-LEK-tie

Edited by M Helsdon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is great, thanks.

It's mostly that I'm putting together a mod for a game which randomly generates names, but it needs a language file for each culture. I've got a program that can take a small input and make it into a large library, but I just need examples.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, MachinaMandala said:

This is great, thanks.

It's mostly that I'm putting together a mod for a game which randomly generates names, but it needs a language file for each culture. I've got a program that can take a small input and make it into a large library, but I just need examples.

You can probably find Tolkien's languages online.  Multiple Elven dialects, Dwarven, more...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/19/2017 at 7:07 PM, g33k said:

You can probably find Tolkien's languages online.  Multiple Elven dialects, Dwarven, more...

Indeed, when I was working with ICE on MERP,  this was the guy to communicate with: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/David_Salo. He's pretty prominent in the Conlang circles. Here's his blog: https://midgardsmal.com.

You could also visit Ardalambion at https://folk.uib.no/hnohf/, which is amazing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, this is my extremely tentative Theyalan word and root list:

al                                 plant

alda                             grower, bearer

aldra                           tree

-and, -anth                 ?mighty, great [viz. Andrin]

-angar

ar-                               fixing, holding

-ar                               clan, binding, gathering, plural group suffix

arkat, argrat[h]          liberator [binding-breaker]

-arsh[a]                      ruler, builder

as-, -asar                    

-asin

bab[h]a                      axe, adze, rel. to Aldryami ‘pierce, stab’ ba-be

bar-                             [verb] to cut, plow

-born

bran                            bronze, ruddy

bren-

broya-

coli-, coly-, koli-

dalya-

da[r]-                          [verb] to judge, decide, think

dang

dar                              chief

-doli, -dola

dona[r]                       [verb] to make music

dor-

droga[r]                      [verb] to write, record

el-                                light, brightness

elas-a                          inspiration el+lasa

elga-

-elya,-alya                   sky, celestial

elm[a]                         sun

-endol

-endra

en-                              stream, flow

eng-                            river

er-                               feminine prefix?

es-, as-                                    rich

esel                             treasury, storehouse, subterranean granary

eser                             barley

esta-

eva, evi, -of                 sheep

ezz, izz             sky [viz. elya] [Kitori dialect?]

fin                               mountain

fral-                             predator

-ga                               daughter, maiden

gand-                          [verb]

garn

gav[r]                          [verb] to hunt

gard

-gart[h]                       breaking, dividing

garzeen                      middleman, ?apportioner

-gi                                son, youth

-gor[a]                                    woman

gord-

gust-                           beater, hammerer?

hara                            beloved [lit., dear friend]

har-                             [verb] to agree, befriend

harl    

harst                           barter

-hart, he[o]rt

hel[a]                          rain, water, sweet (fresh) water

hend-                          burn

hendrik                      burner

hev[r]                         [verb] to chase

hu-                              sword

hyal-                           horse

in-

ing[a]-                         child

inta-

jan-

jen-

jolsa[r]-                       [verb] to flay, skin

jolsedar                      ‘brain-flayer’, lit. ‘flay-thoughts’

jora-

jost

-ka                               respectful feminine suffix

kal-                              deep, high, intense

kali, kala                     mighty, great, excellent

kar                              high, first

karulinoran                first stead [of Orlanth]

kero, kora                   lady

ki                                 shadow

korl                             shout

-la                                a feat, secret, mystery

-lai, lei –lain                jump, kick

-lant[h]                       mastery

-lar[n]-                        travel?

lhank-                         comprehension

-lusu                           trickster

-lyr, -lir

mag-, mak-                 ocean, salt water?

maho-                         hearth

makt                           warrior

man[n]-                      bondsman

manis-

mar

mara[r]                       [verb] to shake, tremble

mas[t]

-met

minlis                          libation

mo-                             emotion

mola[r]-                      [verb] to dance [mo+la[r]]

mur-                           cat, purr

na                                mother

nana                           mama

neva                            ewe

oda-                            bear

or                                air

orl                               wind, voice, spirit

qui-

-ra, -sa                                    female suffix, -er, -or, -ess, -orix

ran-, -ran                    stead, farm?

-ren                             beast, domestic creature

reda, redi                   (horse), lit. mare, stallion

-ri, -si                          male suffix –er,-or

-rick, -reik, -rik

-ries                            trade?

roba-

ros-

sart-

skova[r]-                     [verb] to entertain, delight

-sta

-stal[i/a]

stard-

-sten

-tal[os]

tar-                              blue   

tark-

tarkal-                         ?enamel, dark blue

tema[r]-

tor, ter                                    lord, master

tossi

ul-, ule[r]                    desire, to love, genitals, commune [root word]

ulin-                            community, clan

ur-                               male animal, randy, penis

urol                             ram

umat[h]                      storm

vale, vala-

vel-                              wild

ven

ver-

vin-                             red, red-haired (auburn)?

vor-                                     boy

vora                            girl

-vos

yink                             alynx

yuh-                            gold, yellow

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/19/2017 at 4:51 PM, M Helsdon said:

 Humakt                       HEW-makt

I still don't know from this weather the first syllable is supposed to sound like "hyo͞o" or ""ho͞o" - the pronunciation guide at the top of your posts suggests that the "E" should be a short vowel, which would really surprise me if that's accurate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, JonL said:

I still don't know from this weather the first syllable is supposed to sound like "hyo͞o" or ""ho͞o" - the pronunciation guide at the top of your posts suggests that the "E" should be a short vowel, which would really surprise me if that's accurate.

A more recent source gives h’YOO-makt.

http://www.glorantha.com/docs/humakt/

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Always been Hoo-makt to me.  Hugh-makt just sounds silly, and it's certainly not what would be called common pronunciation in RW linguistics.

 

Edit:  Actually, to make it fully representational, that should be Hoo-mokt...

Edited by Yelm's Light
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, jeffjerwin said:

I believe the original and correct pronunciation is Huey-makt.

That, sir, is deeper magic, from before the Dawn of Time.

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×