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    Wow... that is quite a bit of work, way more than...

    Wow... that is quite a bit of work, way more than i have done. I guess i rely on the original 2nd Ed rules a lot. Heh. I'll send you a PM with some of my thoughts.

    -Fizz
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    I've been slowly working on one of those myself. ...

    I've been slowly working on one of those myself. We should compare notes. :)

    -Fizz
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    Welcome to the boards! I think the correct...

    Welcome to the boards!

    I think the correct pronounciation would be:
    kal-eeth dah-seer

    -Fizz
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    Yes, but we don't know the timelines of such. ...

    Yes, but we don't know the timelines of such. The Chronicle from Dragon #241 says elves emerged from the elements at a time unknown. They may have been "primitive" savages for millions for all we...
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    Hmmm... not sure what you mean. Most of the...

    Hmmm... not sure what you mean. Most of the names i mentioned are no where near Anuire. In particular, Battle Fens and Icemarch are about as far away as you can get from Anuire.



    Well, this...
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    I don't think this is unrealistic when you...

    I don't think this is unrealistic when you consider that the five human languages each have a common starting point (in the not-so-distant past, as you say) of the original tribes. Nothern Khinasi...
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    Well, they did. In Rjurik, you have the realms...

    Well, they did. In Rjurik, you have the realms of Giantdowns and Realm of the White Witch. In Brechtur you have the cities of Blackgate, Fellport, the province of Cornelius' Landing. In Khinasi...
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    I don't think anyone disagreed that languages are...

    I don't think anyone disagreed that languages are always evolving as the nations / demographics do. I was only responding your question in post #40, where you asked why some things were translated...
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    To answer you question, for the same reason that...

    To answer you question, for the same reason that names vary in the real world. The name "Chicago" comes from a native american word. But other cities' names come from regular words, like "Newport"....
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    I don't know Gaelic at all. My thoughts about...

    I don't know Gaelic at all. My thoughts about elvish being based on Welsh are based solely on the pronounciation guides used throughout the BR books. (For example, w is an "oo" sound, etc.) But...
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    For names like "Bayview", "Sunken Lands", etc, i...

    For names like "Bayview", "Sunken Lands", etc, i think those could just be the result of translation to English. If an Anuirean were to refer to Bayview in the Anuirean language, it wouldn't sound...
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    Rich Baker once described it as an amalgam of...

    Rich Baker once described it as an amalgam of medieval England, the Roman Empire, and Gondor. He felt Anuirean sounded southern mediterranean



    Well, the Basarji had no connection to the...
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    No, I'm not saying that at all. Welsh can be...

    No, I'm not saying that at all. Welsh can be used as a basis for Elvish. I'm not an expert in Welsh, but all the pronounciations used throughout various sources seem to be consistent with Welsh. ...
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    Well, the initial premise of the thread was to...

    Well, the initial premise of the thread was to discuss real-world languates as a guide for pronounciation. What we know of Anuirean pronounciaton rules are not the same and english. So that's why...
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    Following up on this, Rich Baker once described...

    Following up on this, Rich Baker once described Anuirean as a made-up language of his own, or at least an attempt to have consistent-sounding names. And he always thought of it as Euro-Mediterranean...
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    I am no expert, but as i understand things, it...

    I am no expert, but as i understand things, it was the language of Moorish Spain, ultimately replaced by Spanish and Arabic.



    Before they came to Cerilia, yes, but i wonder since they...
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    I like most of these, but i have two thoughts. ...

    I like most of these, but i have two thoughts.

    For Basarji, i envision them being more Moorish than Persian. So i think their language would more like Mozarabic.

    For Halflings, i don't know...
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    I had asked about that a while back. See here:...

    I had asked about that a while back. See here:
    http://www.birthright.net/forums/showthread.php?28814-Cellwair&highlight=cellwair

    It seems no one knows, but everyone is ok with it. Heh.

    -Fizz
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    Not all languages are covered no. So you can...

    Not all languages are covered no. So you can pronounce those words however you want. Whatever works for your game! :)

    That said, since the nations have real-world analogs, i'd just make the...
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    The original boxed set had a card that explained...

    The original boxed set had a card that explained the sounds of Anuirean.

    Elvish of Cerilia is based on Welsh, so if you follow those rules you can pronounce it properly. (for example, w is an...
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    Birthright sale at DTRPG

    Hi all-

    DriveThruRPG is doing a sale for the month of May of all Dungeons & Dragons materials, all editions. So if you need some pdfs of original Birthright material, check it out.

    Just...
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    It's the very last chapter. It's actually not...

    It's the very last chapter. It's actually not directly connected to the main story, but an appendix story about how a pair of powerful swords (which are in the main story) came to be.

    -Fizz
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    Interesting. I only knew the Yak-men from...

    Interesting. I only knew the Yak-men from Al-Qadim, and wasn't aware they had made adaptions for various worlds. I just found the complete article online- that is a keeper.

    Now, in Al-Qadim, the...
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    From where did this notion of Aduria having...

    From where did this notion of Aduria having Yak-Men and the Yikarian empire come? The Yak-men, Yikaria, etc are all from the Al-Qadim setting (which in turn is part of Forgotten Realms, not...
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    That's a good question. To my knowledge, the...

    That's a good question. To my knowledge, the only thing official is what was in the original Boxed set: the small piece of geography across the Straights of Aerele. I don't offhand know of any...
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