|Region:||Isle of Naudia'Diva|
|Writing system:||Horjinic syllabary|
|Offical language in:||County of Naudia'Diva|
|Regulated by:||Hunters of the Stag|
The Hunters of the Stag speak a noun-based modular language. That is to say, in order to make a new word, you build new words by mashing together other words. In addition, there are no verbs in the Horjinic language; instead, you take a noun and add a verb ending, thereby making the necessary verb.
For instance, the word for water is "viet" ( ). Therefore, to drink water would be said or written as "vietatvile" ( ) -- "viet" for water, and the present-tense verb ending "atvile". If it were to have drunk water (past tense), the word would instead be "vietatvigi" ( ); conversely, if it were to drink water (future tense), the word would be "vietatvisa" ( ).
This is a basic dictionary with commonly accepted words among the Hunters of the Stag.
|English Word||Anglicized Horjinic||Horjinic Runes|
|One Who Uses
One Who Does
|Shireroth||Fael Totajinrale Horgorisa|
- Though it is given its own character, the "-n-" rune is most frequently attached to the closest vowel. Only in very select instances is it not. In cases where there are two vowels that it could attach to, it attaches left.
- Vowel sounds that are next to each other are pronounced as one letter. Therefore, raau (one who does), is pronounced "rauw"; similarly, taax (death) is simply "tax".
- The ending -atvila is given to any present-tense verb, -atvigi to any past tense, and -atvisa to any future tense.
- The "-a" character ( ) is only used on the end of compounds. It is not used at all on verbed words. For instance, a female bird is a viataxa. But the word to fly, whether applied to a male or female, is always viataxatvila for present tense, viataxatvigi for past tense, and viataxatvisa for future tense.
- In most instances, the "hor" sound starts a word. In all instances, "k" ends a word.
- Words are written with breaks at hard sound points. For instance, veusrengoteigeldi is pronounced and written as one word, while viatax sitadi is written as two.
Examples of Translated Runes
Aurajinrale ( ) translates literally to "Sky-Gift". It is used to refer to those with oracular ability.
Ditantove ( ) translates literally to "Spiritless" in Horjinic.
The Ditantove themselves are frightening beasts, created by the Empire of Khaz Modan to hunt down and destroy rogue mages. The first Ditantove on the Isle of Naudia'Diva was sent there to destroy Sagittarius. It was defeated, and began creating copies of itself. Unfortunately, these copies were inferior and did not have pure intelligence. Rather, they had intelligence with deep primal destructive instincts laced through.
The Ditantove also can shapeshift, repair themselves with proper equipment, and change their physical forms basically at will.
The fanlesiten (plural Fanlesitenk; "mushroom man"; ) is a small cousin to dryads and other faeries. They are the spirits of mushrooms. Standing between a half inch and two inches tall, they look similar to most mushrooms. What sets them apart is the small face on the stalk of the mushroom and the root-like bulbous feet on the base of the stalk.
They consume salt in any form and emit a nutrient-rich dirt-like substance. Hunters use this substance as a fertilizer and sometimes have a family of fanlesitenk live in their gardens.
Fanlesitenk are intelligent enough to recognize patterns and use basic logic. They love to sing, especially in imitation, but they have trouble making out specific words and staying on key. They are trainable, however, and after hearing a song three or four times they will never forget it.
Fanlesitenk have a simple form of communication, consisting mostly of warbles and whistles.
Leviatan (or File:Rune-aun.PNG in Horjinic) is the Brookshiran god of the sea-beasts. He (or she; no one has bothered to check, but "he" is the commonly accepted concept of Leviatan) is a gigantic angler-fish and is whispered about in both the tales of the fishermen of Benacia and the Hunters of the Stag. Supposedly, he lives in the Cosimo Sea, but this has not been proven.
It has been rumored that Leviatan uses his angler to lure fishermen away from shore during storms and fog, blinking it on and off in much the same way as a lighthouse. As such, the Hunters of the Stag do not trust lighthouses, and the Benacian fishermen have learned tricks on how to thwart being captured by the "phantom lighthouse."
For a short while, during the reign of Kaiser Raynor II, when the Great Catapult had been built and strung with the flesh of Kalhamoraes, the Benacians and the Hunters of the Stag rejoiced for a few short months, believing that Leviatan had been slain. However, with the disappearance of several more adventurous Benacian and Horjinic seacraft, they quickly realized that Leviatan and Kalhamoraes were not the same entity.
The Hunters believe that Leviatan transcended simply from the amount of belief that the local inhabitants had in him.
Certain groups of both the Benacians and the Hunters don't so much worship him as fear his awesome power, though there are Hunters who have been known to call upon his spirit for great deeds. One Hunter has even had him as a totem.
Risia ( ) is unfortunately named, as it literally means "Female Cat" in Horjinic. Naming someone this is akin to naming them "Kitty."
Taaxa translates literally to "Female Death" in Horjinic
Peletovitaraaua translates literally to "Good Sound Maker Woman", but is more appropriately translated as "Female Musician" in Horjinic.
Veusditan ( ) translates literally to "Big Spirit" in Horjinic.