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    Anuirean Origin

    As we all know, Brecht is based on German, Rjurik on Scandanavian languages, and
    Basarji on Arabic. Now I assume the Vos is based on Russian or a related
    languages. My question is, what is Anuirean based on? The names of realms and
    people have too much of a continuous flavor to be completely made up. There is
    an example of Anuirean written language as well. Does anyone see a link to an
    Earth-based language? Latin (as from the Roman Empire)?

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    Anuirean Origin

    Olesens wrote:

    > As we all know, Brecht is based on German, Rjurik on Scandanavian languages, and
    > Basarji on Arabic. Now I assume the Vos is based on Russian or a related
    > languages. My question is, what is Anuirean based on? The names of realms and
    > people have too much of a continuous flavor to be completely made up. There is
    > an example of Anuirean written language as well. Does anyone see a link to an
    > Earth-based language? Latin (as from the Roman Empire)?

    For some strange reason, I always thought it was based on French. After glancing at
    the names of the provinces on my map of Anuire, I can't come up with a logical
    reason for that impression because the names don't seem any more French than French
    fries....

    I think I read somewhere that the knightly standard of Anuire was based more upon
    the French, rather than the Germanic or British heraldic traditions (read:
    Charlemagne rather than King Arthur) but, again, I could just be static buildup on
    my brain....

    Trapped in the Well of Perception,
    Gary

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    Ian Hoskins
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    Anuirean Origin

    Olesens wrote:
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    > As we all know, Brecht is based on German, Rjurik on Scandanavian languages, and
    > Basarji on Arabic. Now I assume the Vos is based on Russian or a related
    > languages. My question is, what is Anuirean based on? The names of realms and
    > people have too much of a continuous flavor to be completely made up. There is
    > an example of Anuirean written language as well. Does anyone see a link to an
    > Earth-based language? Latin (as from the Roman Empire)?
    >
    I remember reading somewhere, maybe on this mailing list, maybe in
    Dragon or something similar that Anuirean was a language that Rich Baker
    made up for a novel, which was then reused when he worked on Birthright.

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    Mark A Vandermeulen
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    On Wed, 28 Apr 1999, Olesens wrote:

    > As we all know, Brecht is based on German, Rjurik on Scandanavian languages, and
    > Basarji on Arabic. Now I assume the Vos is based on Russian or a related
    > languages. My question is, what is Anuirean based on? The names of realms and
    > people have too much of a continuous flavor to be completely made up. There is
    > an example of Anuirean written language as well. Does anyone see a link to an
    > Earth-based language? Latin (as from the Roman Empire)?

    I can't answer this questions directly, but I have noticed certain
    similarities between Anuirean language and culture and that of Celtic
    culture (particularly continental Celts, rather than those of Great
    Britan or Ireland), and the political system has a certain frankishness to
    it. Many names of celtic derivation seem to fit in well with those
    proposed on that card from the boxed set. I like to think of Anuirean
    civilization as what the Celts might have come up with if they had ever
    been organized enough to actually create an empire.

    Mark VanderMeulen
    vander+@pitt.edu

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    >I can't answer this questions directly, but I have noticed certain
    >similarities between Anuirean language and culture and that of Celtic
    >culture (particularly continental Celts, rather than those of Great
    >Britan or Ireland), and the political system has a certain frankishness to
    >it. Many names of celtic derivation seem to fit in well with those
    >proposed on that card from the boxed set. I like to think of Anuirean
    >civilization as what the Celts might have come up with if they had ever
    >been organized enough to actually create an empire.
    >
    I believe however that the Sidhelien language is strongly based on the
    Celtic languages (Gaelic I think). Speaking of which, does anyone know the
    translations of the various elven names? Cwmb seems a pretty common word
    part, as is Tuar. Anyone here fluent in Gaelic? :)

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    Mark A Vandermeulen
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    On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, Solmyr of the Azure Star wrote:

    > I believe however that the Sidhelien language is strongly based on the
    > Celtic languages (Gaelic I think). Speaking of which, does anyone know the
    > translations of the various elven names? Cwmb seems a pretty common word
    > part, as is Tuar. Anyone here fluent in Gaelic? :)

    Well, Sidhelien sounds to me much more like Welsh than Gaelic, but I'm no
    linguist. Welsh is related to the Celtic languages, but if I remember
    correctly, it also retains a lot of pre-celtic influences. I've always
    assumed that Sidhelien and Anuirean are sort of related in that way, only
    backwards; i.e. while Welch picked up an incorporated words and ideas from
    the Celtic, celtic-like Anuirean picked up and incorporated words and
    ideas from the Welsh-like Sidhelein.

    However, I should in no wise be mistaken for an expert on the subject.

    Mark VanderMeulen
    vander+@pitt.edu

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