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This article is about the language Ethsharitic. You may be looking for the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars, Old Ethshar, or Ethshar

Ethsharitic is the language of the Hegemony of the Three Ethshars and the least-drifted version of the language of Old Ethshar.


SayingsEdit

GeneralEdit

  • Hai -something of a general purpose call used to get someone's attention, express surprise, or
  • "Trusting the gods is no better than throwing dice." -proverb meaning the outcome of "good fortune" sent by the gods is still chancy.
  • "apprenticed on his twelfth birthday." -description of a youth that is precocious, driven, or has a set path.


Oaths/SwearingEdit

  • Oh, death.
  • Blood and death
  • Gods
  • May a thousand demons dance
  • By all the gods in the sky, sea, and earth
  • By all the gods and demons
  • demons drag you to Hell
  • Oh, gods and spirits!
  • Oh, to the Void with it.

Pronunciation of Ethsharitic namesEdit

Ethsharitic is a stress-accented language. The accent is on the first syllable unless the vowel is marked (as in Adréan or Zarréa), or unless there is a double consonant, in which case the syllable ending in the double consonant is accented (such as “Falissa,” accented on the second syllable, or “Karanissa,” accented on the third). A marked accent takes precedence over a double consonant, so Zaréa is accented on the second syllable.
The only silent letter is a silent E following a double consonant at the end of feminine names, as in “Amanelle,” or indicating a long vowel, as in “Haldane.” There are no other silent letters, not even the K in “Ksinallion.”
A is always as in “father,” never as in “cat.”
AI is always as in “hai!” (sounding like “high”) never as in “rain.”
C is always as in “cat,” never as in “Cynthia.”
CH is always as in “church,” never as in “Achtung!” “champagne,” or any other possibilities.
É is pronounced as in “Renée,” or like the AY sound in “say”
G is always as in “get,” never as in “gem.”
I is always as in “kit,” never as in “kite.”
J is always as in “jet,” and fairly rare.
LL is always as in “frill,” or “spill,”
OO is always as in “pool,” never as inn “book.”
TH is always as in “thin,” never as in “the.”
U is always as in “rune,” never as in “run.”
Y is always as in “any,” never as in “try.”

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