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07-14-1997, 12:16 PM #1Jaime T. MatthewGuest
Actually, the thing that has always boggled me about the Birthright
Why don't the halflings have a language of their own?
Check out the list...there isn't one listed. I've of course come up
with reasons why this is the case, but I was amused nonetheless.
Jaime T. Matthew
07-14-1997, 04:54 PM #email@example.comGuest
Hey, has anyone considered making a font for the Annurean alphabet.
Maybe TSR already ahs one as they may have used it to create the
language card from the boxed set. Any chance of us getting a hold of
Also, there appears to be a misprint on the Cerilian Langauges card
(cardsheet 1 from the boxed set) Obviously, Boeruine is not spelled
Osoerde, but other than that there appears to be a luittle confusion on
either my part or the typesetters. I think that Osoerde starts with the
long o sound like from the word ogre. Yet, the rune used is for the
short o sound as in top. Which is it? I also think the wrong rune was
used with Ghoere as well.
So are the wrong runes used in the spellings or are the wrong runes used
in the alphabet guide?
What about the Khinasi and the Brecht runes? They could be fun as well.
07-15-1997, 03:12 AM #3TSRRich@aol.coGuest
In a message dated 97-07-14 15:59:11 EDT, you write:
>Hey, has anyone considered making a font for the Annurean alphabet.
>Maybe TSR already ahs one as they may have used it to create the
>language card from the boxed set. Any chance of us getting a hold of
Actually, the letters were taken directly from a hand-written sheet I gave
the typesetters. I thought they'd give them to a graphics artist or
cartographer to render nice and neat, but to my surprise I found my own
handwriting (albeit in Anuirean) when I opened up my box fresh from the
Just one of those weird things that happens when you design games for a
living, I guess.
07-15-1997, 11:15 AM #4FelixGuest
> Why don't the halflings have a language of their own?
> Check out the list...there isn't one listed. I've of course come up
> with reasons why this is the case, but I was amused nonetheless.
Well, you could say that, since halflings tend to adopt other races'
cultures, they adopt the other race's language too. But I agree with you
and think that, besides having a bonus proficiency in whatever the nearest
culture speaks, they should also have a bonus proficiency in a halfling
language, the logic being the fact that halflings come from a different
place (where the Shadow World is now) and they spoke their own language
Now, since halflings are spread all over Cerilia sice the last
thounsand-and-something years, perhaps this language has evolved in
different manners according to where the halflings are settled. This way,
you have several different dialects with a common basis. A anuirean
halfling could understand most of what a vos halfling says (I know it seems
unlikely - a vos halfling - but it's just an example :) ) but he wouldn't
understand all of it unless he also speaks Vos.
See what I mean?
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