Drydic's Language List

Greetings earthling. This is my website, amazingly enough. It's pretty much dedicated to my conlangs (if you don't know what a conlang is, see Zompist's Language Creation Kit), but there is some other stuff on here. I work on conlangs and their respective conworlds in my spare time; one is a priori and called Šaol, while the other is an alternate-history Earth, known as Êndug, from the word for earth in one of it's main languages.

What follows is a list of the languages that exist in some form for Šaol. Only some of them have files up, and what does exist on this site is severely outdated in most cases:

Drydic - the most complete. Spoken in the southern Regil Valley. NOTE: The Drydo-Uzrat languages are currently undergoing a massive overhaul. There is very little in this file that is still correct. June, 2011: they're still being overhauled. Check it out if you want a laugh, it's so blatantly Indo-European I'm embarrassed by it.

Udraþ (as it was known then, now Uzrat) - Drydic's sister language, spoken in the lower (northern) reaches of the Regil, as well as around the mouth of the river. The note for Drydic applies to Uzrat as well.

Kerinidoi-the language of the Kerinid Empire, just a good stock language. An example of a bad mix of Latin and Finnish. It'll get patched up better, eventually. The closest relative to the Drydo-Uzrat group of languages.

Arēsæd - the language of some nomads on the Regil Steppe. Somewhat distantly related to the Drydo-Uzrat languages.

Salor - older brother to Arēsæd.

Moragravēs - An outgroup to all the languages above, which are collectively referred to as the Drydo-Kerinidoi family.

Illanī - a reanalysed language, derived from an older, more inflecting one. Influenced by Sanskrit. It's ancestor got overhauled, and I haven't gotten around to rederiving this one.

Daralec - a desert language near the Regil Valley. Once it gets looked at it's supposed to be a semi-analogue for the Khoisan languages of Southern Africa; a carbon-copy of them it won't be, however.

Čal - the modern variety of an ancient family, spoken along the coast west of the Regil Valley. note: the language as described in this file is severely outdated. Its family, Eastern-Čal, has been revised considerably, but is not yet ready for the web.

Salanjan - the Elder tongue, greatly esteemed by all. Ancestor to the Zein languages:

  • Western Zein - spoken on the western bounds of the Uzrat kingdom.
  • Coastal Zein - the lingua franca of the Salanjan Kingdom.
  • Highland Zein - Zein language of the Čantai foothills.
  • Hmāi - a language that was devised as an experiment on minimalist phonologies and how they can become more complex. Eventually it may be expanded into a proto-language for a whole family.

    So it used to be I had two or three 'special' fonts that were needed to view these. Thanks to the WONDERS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY, this is no longer the case, as Unicode is supported by most common browsers now. Still, I would recommend the Charis SIL font, made by SIL International, to make sure you have a font capable of rendering Unicode correctly, as certain standard fonts, while they have the correct characters, don't line diacritics up right on them.

    Here's a funky list of world religions. Those I have experience with, it suits them well.

    If this page is strewn with a bunch of funky characters, then I have failed in my quest. Please inform me of this, preferably by telegram. Alternatively, you could email me: drydaz@gmail.com. I should say that I don't check it as often as I should, and the best way to contact me is on the Zompist Bulletin Board by Private Message.