The Æcyr Gréne Campaign 

Linguistics in Coryn and its Environs

Linguistic Usage in Coryn

Sœcic Languages
Norsœcic
Norn
Normænisc
Narvisc
Navarisc
Ærnesœcic
Æðeleodisc
Særimleodisc *
Caranisch
Feorsœcic
Geramisc
Gœðic
Andalisc
Caltic Languages
Caltuum
Coryndan
Hibranal
Galanal
Dynndh Languages
Dynndh Gael
Gaeilge
Gaelg
Gàidhlig
Dynndh Cernew
Cernewerc
Deunenserc
Dynndh Cymbr
Cymraeg
Cumbraeg
Dynndh Gwenaeg
Gwenaeg
Brezoneg
Galleg
Dynndh Galen
Galaic
Galenic
Elphin
Ælelphin
Norelphin

Nobility of Coryn are a mixture of the declining Æðeleode, and rising Corydan bloodlines. The Æðeleode tend to speak their own Æðeleodisc, in addition to the “royal” Corydan. The commoners are almost entirely Æðeleode in lineage
Consequently, the principal languages that would be encountered within the kingdom of Coryn are Æðeleodisc and Coryndan. In the Duchies of Cumbeðel and Corneðel, the original Dynndh dialects are still held onto by a proportion of the commoners. Also, in the northern and western border marches, particularly in and around the border towns where much of the trade with the Dynndh clans is carried out, the Dynndh dialects are often heard. Similarly, in most of the major trade markets and cities, traders and travellers from Provincáre and further afield can be found. Common languages that would be encountered in the trade centers and southern ports include Caltuum (spoken in the Caltician city-states some 400 miles south of Provincáre, but encountered in Coryn because of the influence of the most powerful Caltician city-state - the Principality of Salicia), Caranisch, Geramish, Narvisch and Navarisch (languages of the various peoples east of Provincáre), Hibranal and Galanal (languages of the lands south and west of Provincáre). In northern and western areas, beyond the border marches it may be possible to meet people that will admit to being familiar with one or more of the Elphin languages as well.

Language Similarities

Æðeleodisc is closely related the the languages of the Caranisch, Geramish, Narvisch and Navarisch peoples to the North and East, but is probably closest to the Caranisch tongue, with whom a degree of mutual understanding can be achieved with effort. A Pronunciation Guide is now available.

Caltuum, Hibranal and Galanal make up another language family, although Hibranal shows considerable Dynndh influences.

Coryndan was originally a creole of Galanal, Caranisch and Dynndh, but has developed into a vibrant and distinct language of it’s own, but it’s Galanal influences tend to be stronger than the others.

Dynndh is not actually a single language - rather it is made up of two related language families. Within each language family the dialects are close enough to allow for mutual comprehension.
Dynndh Gael - Gaelg (spoken on the Islands off the north western coast), Gaeilge (Northwestern coastal plains) and Gàidhlig (spoken in northern Coryn).
Dynndh Cymbr - Cymbraeg (spoken in the highlands in Western Coryn), Cumbric (formerly spoken in what is now the Northern Duchy of Cumbeðel in the Kingdom of Coryn, and still spoken as a second language by the foresters and some rural peasants), Curnoak (formerly spoken in what is now the Western Duchy of Curneðel in the Kingdom of Coryn, and still spoken as a second language by the foresters and some rural peasants) and Cornouail (still spoken in some areas of Provincáre).

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