Horjinic language

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Pronunciation: [ˌhɔrdʒinˈgonɑk]
Spoken in: Shireroth
Region: Isle of Naudia'Diva
Total speakers: Unknown
Langauge family:
      • Horjinic
Writing system: Horjinic syllabary
Offical status
Offical language in: County of Naudia'Diva
Regulated by: Hunters of the Stag
Langauge codes
MIC 639-1: hrj

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" ( Rune-vi.PNGRune-et.PNG ). Therefore, to drink water would be said or written as "vietatvile" ( Rune-vi.PNGRune-et.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-le.PNG ) -- "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" ( Rune-vi.PNGRune-et.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-gi.PNG ); conversely, if it were to drink water (future tense), the word would be "vietatvisa" ( Rune-vi.PNGRune-et.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-sa.PNG ).


Rune Anglicized
Pronunciation Old
Rune-a.PNG A -Ah Female Female
Rune-at.PNG At Att Peace Water Shaking Hands
Rune-au.PNG Au Aouw Shield Shield Shield
Rune-ax.PNG Ax Acks Life Life
Rune-di.PNG Di Dee Death Death
Rune-el.PNG El Ell Victory Sword Sword
Rune-er.PNG Er Err Resilience Earth
Rune-es.PNG Es Ess Wind
Rune-et.PNG Et Ehtt Sword Fire Sword
Rune-fa.PNG Fa Fah Crops Scythe
Rune-ga.PNG Ga Gah Not
Rune-gi.PNG Gi Ghee Strength Air
Rune-go.PNG Go Goh Fire
Rune-hor.PNG Hor Hoar Cat Animal Eye
Rune-ig.PNG Ig Igg Stealth
Rune-jin.PNG Jin Jean God God Eye
Rune-k.PNG K -Chk Plural Plural
Rune-le.PNG Le Lay Spear Trident
Rune-n.PNG N -N- Spirit
Rune-pe.PNG Pe Pay Plant Tree
Rune-ra.PNG Ra Rah Sky
Rune-re.PNG Re Ray Light Sun
Rune-ri.PNG Ri Riee Water River
Rune-ru.PNG Ru Rooh Earth Mountains
Rune-sa.PNG Sa Saw Sun Sun
Rune-se.PNG Se Say Lightning Spear Lightning
Rune-si.PNG Si Siee Dark
Rune-ta.PNG Ta Tah Sound
Rune-te.PNG Te Tay Body Man
Rune-to.PNG To Tooh Moon Moon
Rune-us.PNG Us Oose Bow Bow Bow
Rune-ve.PNG Ve Vay Less
Rune-vi.PNG Vi Viee House House Town

Limited Dictionary

This is a basic dictionary with commonly accepted words among the Hunters of the Stag.

English Word Anglicized Horjinic Horjinic Runes
Air Raga Rune-ra.PNGRune-ga.PNG
All Veto Rune-ve.PNGRune-to.PNG
Angel Totajinraleviataxten Rune-to.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-ax.PNGRune-ten.PNG
Animal Petara Rune-pe.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-ra.PNG
Arm Axdiru Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-ru.PNG
Back Axdiel Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-el.PNG
Big Veus Rune-ve.PNGRune-us.PNG
Bird Viatax Rune-vi.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Body Axdi Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNG
Brother Lenpeten Rune-len.PNGRune-pe.PNGRune-ten.PNG
Cat Risi Rune-ri.PNGRune-si.PNG
Chimaera Petaranauvinraautaax Rune-pe.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-nau.PNGRune-vin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-au.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Death Taax Rune-ta.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Demon Raautaax Rune-ra.PNGRune-au.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Destruction Taaxri Rune-ta.PNGRune-ax.PNGRune-ri.PNG
Divine Totajinrale Rune-to.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNG
Dragon Veusrengoteigeldi Rune-ve.PNGRune-us.PNGRune-ren.PNGRune-go.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-ig.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-di.PNG
Earth Fael Rune-fa.PNGRune-el.PNG
Father Fateelten Rune-fa.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-ten.PNG
Fertility Fateel Rune-fa.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-el.PNG
Fire Rengo Rune-ren.PNGRune-go.PNG
Foot Axditesa Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-sa.PNG
Gem Pelefael Rune-pe.PNGRune-le.PNGRune-fa.PNGRune-el.PNG
Gift Jinrale Rune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNG
God Tota Rune-to.PNGRune-ta.PNG
Good Pele Rune-pe.PNGRune-le.PNG
Griffin Rungarisiviatax Rune-run.PNGRune-ga.PNGRune-ri.PNGRune-si.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Hair Axdivisa Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-sa.PNG
Head Axdivi Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-vi.PNG
Horn Axdivijin Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-jin.PNG
Horse Sitadi Rune-si.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-di.PNG
Hunt Regigo Rune-re.PNGRune-gi.PNGRune-go.PNG
Insect Igfanpe Rune-ig.PNGRune-fan.PNGRune-pe.PNG
Island Divea Rune-di.PNGRune-ve.PNGRune-a.PNG
Jackalope Axdivijink Igesto Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-k.PNG Rune-ig.PNGRune-es.PNGRune-to.PNG
Kaiser Totajinrale Horgorisa Rune-to.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNG Rune-hor.PNGRune-go.PNGRune-ri.PNGRune-sa.PNG
Leader Horgorisa Rune-hor.PNGRune-go.PNGRune-ri.PNGRune-sa.PNG
Leg Axdite Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-te.PNG
Life Fate Rune-fa.PNGRune-te.PNG
Lion Rungarisi Rune-run.PNGRune-ga.PNGRune-ri.PNGRune-si.PNG
Little Lenpe Rune-len.PNGRune-pe.PNG
Lizard Teigeldi Rune-te.PNGRune-ig.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-di.PNG
Mage Ditanraau Rune-di.PNGRune-tan.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-au.PNG
Man Ten Rune-ten.PNG
Many Vega Rune-ve.PNGRune-ga.PNG
Gon Rune-gon.PNG
Mixture Nauvin Rune-nau.PNGRune-vin.PNG
Moon Aurafateeltena Rune-au.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-fa.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-ten.PNGRune-a.PNG
Mother Fateeltena Rune-fa.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-ten.PNGRune-a.PNG
Music Peletovita Rune-pe.PNGRune-le.PNGRune-to.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-ta.PNG
One Who Uses
One Who Does
Raau Rune-ra.PNGRune-au.PNG
Pain Tovetaax Rune-to.PNGRune-ve.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Pegasus Viatax Sitadi Rune-vi.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-ax.PNG Rune-si.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-di.PNG
Phoenix Rengo Viatax Rune-ren.PNGRune-go.PNG Rune-vi.PNGRune-at.PNGRune-ax.PNG
Plains Runga Rune-run.PNGRune-ga.PNG
Planet Veus Fael Rune-ve.PNGRune-us.PNG Rune-fa.PNGRune-el.PNG
Plant Faeljinrale Rune-fa.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNG
Rabbit Igesto Rune-ig.PNGRune-es.PNGRune-to.PNG
Shireroth Fael Totajinrale Horgorisa Rune-fa.PNGRune-el.PNG Rune-to.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNG Rune-hor.PNGRune-go.PNGRune-ri.PNGRune-sa.PNG
Sister Lenpetena Rune-len.PNGRune-pe.PNGRune-ten.PNGRune-a.PNG
Sky Aura Rune-au.PNGRune-ra.PNG
Sound Tovita Rune-to.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-ta.PNG
Spirit Ditan Rune-di.PNGRune-tan.PNG
Squid Axdiruvietpetara Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-ru.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-et.PNGRune-pe.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-ra.PNG
Star Lenpe Aurafateelten Rune-len.PNGRune-pe.PNG Rune-au.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-fa.PNGRune-te.PNGRune-el.PNGRune-ten.PNG
Tiger Totajinralerisi Rune-to.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNGRune-ri.PNGRune-si.PNG
Totem Ditanten Rune-di.PNGRune-tan.PNGRune-ten.PNG
Unicorn Axdivijin Sitadi Rune-ax.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-jin.PNG Rune-si.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-di.PNG
Very Vius Rune-vi.PNGRune-us.PNG
Water Viet Rune-vi.PNGRune-et.PNG
Without Tove Rune-to.PNGRune-ve.PNG
Wolf Lenpenelig Rune-len.PNGRune-pe.PNGRune-nel.PNGRune-ig.PNG
Woman Tena Rune-ten.PNGRune-a.PNG
Red Nauet Rune-nau.PNGRune-et.PNG
Orange Naugo Rune-nau.PNGRune-go.PNG
Yellow Nausa Rune-nau.PNGRune-sa.PNG
Green Naupe Rune-nau.PNGRune-pe.PNG
Blue Nauri Rune-nau.PNGRune-ri.PNG
Indigo Naudi Rune-nau.PNGRune-di.PNG
Violet Nauto Rune-nau.PNGRune-to.PNG
Black Nausi Rune-nau.PNGRune-si.PNG
White Naure Rune-nau.PNGRune-re.PNG
Gray Naues Rune-nau.PNGRune-es.PNG
Brown Nauru Rune-nau.PNGRune-ru.PNG
Rainbow Naujin Rune-nau.PNGRune-jin.PNG

Special Instances

  1. 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.
  2. 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".
  3. The ending -atvila is given to any present-tense verb, -atvigi to any past tense, and -atvisa to any future tense.
  4. The "-a" character ( Rune-a.PNG ) 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.
  5. In most instances, the "hor" sound starts a word. In all instances, "k" ends a word.
  6. 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 ( Rune-au.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-jin.PNGRune-ra.PNGRune-le.PNG ) translates literally to "Sky-Gift". It is used to refer to those with oracular ability.

Ditantove ( Rune-di.PNGRune-tan.PNGRune-to.PNGRune-ve.PNG ) 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.

A Fanlesiten

The fanlesiten (plural Fanlesitenk; "mushroom man"; Rune-fan.PNGRune-le.PNGRune-si.PNGRune-ten.PNGRune-k.PNG ) 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, depicted by the Hunters of the Stag

Leviatan (or Rune-le.PNGRune-vi.PNGRune-at.PNGFile: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 ( Rune-ri.PNGRune-si.PNGRune-a.PNG ) is unfortunately named, as it literally means "Female Cat" in Horjinic. Naming someone this is akin to naming them "Kitty."

Taaxa Rune-ta.PNGRune-ax.PNGRune-a.PNG 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 ( Rune-ve.PNGRune-us.PNGRune-di.PNGRune-ta.PNGRune-n.PNG ) translates literally to "Big Spirit" in Horjinic.

Veusfaax ( Rune-ve.PNGRune-us.PNGRune-fa.PNGRune-ax.PNG ) translates most closely to "Big Fall" in Horjinic, though it is usually used to refer to the gigantic waterfall, known as The Spire on the Isle of Naudia'Diva.