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The Tongue of Man, now the de facto language of Mer-Caroth.

Geographic
distribution:
Nól-Caroth and Caroth
Language
family
:
Carothinian
 Nól
  Mannish
Subdivisions:


Status

Mannish is a family of related languages, including but not limited to :

West Mannish Languages

  • Old West Mannish [extinct]
    • High Mannish
    • Low Mannish

Eastern Mannish Languages

  • Old East Mannish [extinct]
    • Alamannish
  • Old Middle Mannish [extinct]
    • Middle Mannish

Tjissken Languages

  • Vesi-Tjissken
    • Saltt-Tjissken
    • Tsiis-Tjissken
  • Oesi-Tjissken
    • Dizi-Tjissken


Franskúnic Languages

  • Langec dû Franzkún
    • Old Franzkú (oF) [extinct]
    • Franzkú (Fr)
    • Franzkú dû Lecún (FdL)
    • Ripazkú (Ri)

Other Languages

  • Bachr
    • Bachrian
  • Nainamor
    • Inalic (Previously called Iulimannish)
    • Irasipic
The language families of Bachr and Nainamor have since been given their own sub-family in the Nól (language family).

A few words in the High Mannish dialect of Aftemar

Greeting words

  • Aaya(rhymes with hay)

Other words

  • venni, Friend
  • Ver, Where
  • Var, Were
  • Vor, Why
  • Vo, Who
  • Di, You
  • Ye, I
  • De, He/She
  • Zat, That
  • Aft, To
  • , Then
  • Aaya Dâ, Good bye
  • Nae, No
  • Yae, Yes
  • Net, Good
  • E, Very(prefix) Great/Large
  • Huss, House
  • Ráklinji, Letters (lit. Straight lines)
  • Smallamenni, Dwarves (lit. Small men)
  • Hamri, Hammer
  • Rák, Straight
  • Linji',' Lines
  • Smalla', Small
  • Menn, Man (pl. Menni)

Grammar

The language follows(in most cases) a simple Subject Verb Object order.

Example conversation: Man 1: Ló venni, ver ganga di?

Man 2: Ló, ye ganga aft mir huss, ver ganga di dâ?

Man 1: Ye ganga aft batenhuss, Ye tens ganga, ye nae mór timó hab.

Man 2: Aaah, aaya dâ venni!

Man 1: Aaya dâ!.

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