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Drangonari Language: the final word

PostAuthor: szabot » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:48 pm

I've listed below the most relevant threads I could find on the Drangonari language. It seems clear that they speak forgotten realms elvish. What's not clear (to me anyway) is whether that is Faerun elvish or Tolkien elvish; in fact, there was a question about whether or not there's any distinction between those two. In any case, I'd like the final official word from the team on what variety of elvish is spoken by the Drangonari. Also, if it's Faerun, is Gairus' cheat sheet (second link below) legitimate? Thanks.

http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=17 ... i+language
http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=22 ... i+language
http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=21 ... i+language
http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=90 ... i+language
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PostAuthor: Deider » Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:11 am

Orleron wrote:Angadar was once a mortal elf born on Toril, which is the planet of the Forgotten Realms setting. The elven language which HE speaks IS the Forgotten Realms elven language, and that is the language which he taught to his creations.


The Forgotten Realms setting consists of a planet named Toril, on which is a place called Faerun. Thus, Drangonari elves speak Faerun Elvish.

Now the Sereg speak Avlissian Elvish, but have names based on Tolkien elvish or a derivative of it. How? Why? Many assume it is a DM mistake, but we know what happens when one assumes. Perhaps such a mystery should be explored in-game...
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PostAuthor: szabot » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:08 am

Thanks Deider. Just to clarify one thing: Fearun elvish is not the same as Tolkien elvish, correct?
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PostAuthor: Deider » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:28 am

szabot wrote:Fearun elvish is not the same as Tolkien elvish, correct?


Yes. You should be able to find D&D sourcebooks or websites that have information on Faerun Elvish.

You should also be able to find books and websites of Tolkien Elvish, but I am told that Tolkien's original language is quite complex and that many simplified derivatives have been developed.
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PostAuthor: Aloro » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:40 pm

szabot wrote:Thanks Deider. Just to clarify one thing: Fearun elvish is not the same as Tolkien elvish, correct?


Faerun elvish is indeed based on Tolkien's Quenya language. That's the reason for a lot of the confusion.

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