The Ancient Language: 4

Chapter II: Legends of the World’s Creation

Verbs & Adverbs

The stories and creation of the world are long lost. Many in Remas Boral have their theories but most legends relate to the Old Kingdom and not much older.

However some “wizards/scholars” have delved deep into the records of the world and examined the old ruins of the Old Kingdom for their inscriptions and carvings.

The wizards of Remas Boral think the world didn’t exist at some point. Eventually the beat came. We call this Asom. One saying said by many is:

The beat comes before the echo.

Asom somadol da nul Usom

Colloquially people use this to indicate that causes come before effects, but wizards have guessed that the beat was what created the world. Magic often relies on, (word for rhythm), rhythm and those who have strayed use, (word for discord), discord.

In contrast the inhabitants of the Southern Islands tell a longer story about a drum beater who leads the rowers in their pace. Her creator the Sea loved her, but when she hit her drum it created an echo and the Sea thought the echo was weak and beautiful and the Sea used all its power to protect it.

Regardless it is established through the Teachings of the Serpent that all Wizards agree on that Asom created the Somele and the Somele seeing the beauty in the world created gardens, what we today call Sel.

As beautiful as the first garden.

Somada elalaron dadorol re Asel.

Vocabulary

Asom

Noun

The First Beat

Som

Verb

To Exist

Dadorol

Adj.

Similar

Elalaron

Adj.

Beautiful

Grammar

Verbs are relatively simple to learn in the Ancient Language. There is no tense or aspect, instead these are conveyed with particles. Conjugations will be described in the next section.

Particles:

Now

Da

Continuing

Cha

Finished

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The fricative sound “ch” exists very rarely in the Ancient Language outside of verb tenses.

The tense and aspect are give thus:

Present

Verb

Soma

I am

Future

Now

Verb

Da soma

I will be

Past

Verb

Now

Soma da

I was

Continuous

Verb

Now

Continuing

Soma da cha

I continue to be

Finite

Verb

No

Finished

Som da at

I have been

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