Language of Paramýth (Paramýth Supplement)
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The human languages of Paramýth are all considered dialects of Common. If a creature speaks Common as a base language, it must select one dialect that is its native language. A creature may only speak or understand a dialect if it knows that dialect. A character may learn two new dialects in place of one new language. The following are dialects of Common and where they are found.
The Old Languages
: The Vackel are the founders of the human culture on Paramýth, and as such their language is the most prevalent. It is used everywhere on Paramýth as a trade language, and is the primary dialect of common for the planetouched.
: The Gharan are the primary inhabitants of Caurdya, and named both it and Surodya. The dialect is effectively dead in Paramýth, with a few scholars using it. Many myths about the history of the planetouched are either written in Gharan or have Gharan names.
The New Languages
Most of the dialects of Paramýth formed from the influences of Peregrinus languages. When learning Dwarven or Elven a character may learn one dialect of the proper root influence. Lèchardèn cannot be learned like this.
: Mortein is the most heavily Dwarvic of the dialects, due to the heavy prevalence of mining. The Dwarven slaves brought to Paramýth by the Vake were usually used in Morteim and Pekolasi to assist in mineing, and while there influenced the local dialect.
: Pekolasin is almost just as Dwarvic as Mortein, and in fact the dialects are extremely similar. However, Pekolasin retains a more of its Vake origins than Mortein, simply due to the fact that Mortein has evolved even more since the rebellion. Vonaisu is the only place where Pekolasi is spoken, and even then the predominant dialect in Vonaisu is still Sevatin.
: Ravniran is significantly less Dwarvic than Mortein or Pekolasin. The reason it is Dwarvic at all is because of the use of Dwarves to operate furnaces and forges for weapons.
: Kallaten is the least Dwarvic of the Dwarvic dialects. Kallaten was the main place where slaves were imported, bought and sold in the Vackel Empire, and most of those slaves were dwarves. The language has Halfling influences as well, but is primarily a Dwarvic dialect.
: Sevatin is the most removed from the Vake dialect. Most of the Elves that immigrated to Paramýth lived in Sevatim and Tatsua. However, Tatsua was not as influenced by the Elves as Sevatim was, mainly because Sevatim was farther from Helenia.
: Tatsuan is not quite as removed from the Vake language as Sevatin, but it is very different. Tatsuan's Sylvic influences are difficult to hear just by listening to the language due to a slight Dwarvic influence from Ravnira and Morteim which makes the dialect sound very odd. However, Tatsuan is still considered a Sylvic dialect.
: Lèchardèn is on the opposite side of the equation from Sevatin, being by far the most similar to the Vake dialect. Lèchardèn is equal parts Sylvic and Dwarvic, but is considered Sylvic because it actually sounds more Sylvic than Tatsuan, despite being both more Vake and more Dwarvic than Tatsuan. Part of the reason Lèchardèn is so odd is that it actually has no direct Sylvic or Dwarvic influences. The dialect was created after during and after the occupation of Lèchardè by Ravnira. The Ravnirans and Lèchardèns communicated in Vake, and eventually as the two peoples learned each others languages the Vake spoken between the two peoples began to take on Ravniran and Tatsuan influences.