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Avlis policy on: Player-made languages and spoken Common

PostAuthor: Orleron » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:48 am

* English is the official language of the Avlis servers

* For IC situations, English is considered to be Common


For other languages in game, you must actually learn the language and use it at your leisure.

An RL *accent* is fine, whatever the accent is.

Importing a RL *language* into Avlis and saying it is an Avlisssian language is not fine.

Avlissian languages are made up on their own. If you want to make a language for Race X from scratch and use French (or any other RL)grammar as the basis, or even take a bunch of French (or other foreign) words and switch around a bunch of letters and vowels to make them completely different words, I don't have a problem with that. The new resulting language must not be recognizable from the base RL language however.


But the wholesale importation of another language is a no no.
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PostAuthor: Lilyana Nodela » Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:53 am

Can we import "real-life" elven words? Please excuse me if this is a stupid question, I'm new...

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PostAuthor: Aloro » Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:48 pm

Lilyana Nodela wrote:Can we import "real-life" elven words? Please excuse me if this is a stupid question, I'm new...


No. :)

Drangonari elves speak Tolkien's Sindarin. "Default" Avlissian elves speak Nanshilae, which is an Avlis-specific language based on Hebrew. Only Orleron approves new Nanshilae words. In neither case should players make up their own words.

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PostAuthor: JollyOrc » Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:51 pm

Aloro wrote:
Lilyana Nodela wrote:Can we import "real-life" elven words? Please excuse me if this is a stupid question, I'm new...


No. :)

Drangonari elves speak Tolkien's Sindarin.


I thought they speak Forgotten Realms Elvish ?
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PostAuthor: Fuzz » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:35 pm

JollyOrc wrote:
Aloro wrote:
Lilyana Nodela wrote:Can we import "real-life" elven words? Please excuse me if this is a stupid question, I'm new...


No. :)

Drangonari elves speak Tolkien's Sindarin.


I thought they speak Forgotten Realms Elvish ?


JollyOrc is correct.

And actually I think the language would be called Elven, not Elvish, but who really gives a shit about stupid semantics.
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PostAuthor: JollyOrc » Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:07 pm

Fuzz wrote:And actually I think the language would be called Elven, not Elvish, but who really gives a shit about stupid semantics.


Heck, I don't even know the grammar rules of my own language, how should I know them for english ?

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