Dream of Love, Dream of Hate Pronunciation Guide

Many languages are spoken in Lakki and the surrounding lands, and it is fortunate for Kasus and Majelis that they had such a gift for languages (a trait of their family, which was said to be descended from a god of speech and oratory).

Languages of a single family were spoken from the Sughin desert of the west to the Srujas mountains in the far east.
a [ɑ]
an [ɑ̃]
b [b]
b’ [ɓ]
d [d]
d’ [ɗ]
e [e]. [ɛ] in some regions of the Sughin desert.
f [f]
g [g]
g’ [ɠ]. [ŋ] at the end of a syllable.
gg [ɢ]
gh [ʁ]. [ɰˁ] before k, g, k’, kh.
h [h]
i [i]. Always a long vowel in some regions of the Sughin desert.
in [ĩ]
k [k]
k’ [k’]
kh [kʰ]
kk [q]
kk’ [q’]
kkh [qʰ]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
o [o]. [ɔ] in some regions of the Sughin desert.
p [p]
p’ [p’]
ph [pʰ]
r [ɹ] in the easternmost regions of Lakki and [r] in Musrah
s [s]
sc [ʃ]
t [t]
t’ [t’]
th [tʰ]
u [u]. Always a long vowel in some regions of the Sughin desert.
un [ũ]
v [v]
x [χ]
z [z]
zc [ʒ]
Long vowels are indicated with a macron.
In the speech of Malhun and eastward, stress falls on the last syllable with a long vowel. If all vowels are short, it falls on the first syllable.
Elsewhere, stress falls on the last syllable in the word.

Names with long vowels:
Gīdvirīn
Kkīmila

Among the Musrah:
Gurul Lā
Led’ā
Merfāl

Among the Sughin:
Ād Asatni
Ād Belaghis
Ād Kghalzik
Dāltenin
Eldān
Gāvon
Hilāgh
Kāghusla
Lekā
Maltāk
Pelnāgh
Tefghā
Ustghā
Vaxān

In the realm of Kupavim:
Bilsā
Daghat’ī
Fighīs
Hatghā
Ivughhū
Tāgh
Zinghī

Among the P’ugdaghun:
Āt’agh
Dūvan
Ghilīk
Hilmāt
Iglā
Ilīkk
Kinlīn
Kkudā
Lighīstun
Lūhkkagh
Pilaghīm
P’ūgdagh
P’ūgdaghun
Silahū
Valūhkkaghil
Zakknabī
Zighā

In the realm of Apalakki:
Apālakki
Batukī
Baghīl
Būldi
Būldinukk
Gutāghsnu
K’āzis
Kk’alhān
Kk’ūdis
Lākki
Midisnāgh
Mightihīs
Tāl

In the realm of Malhun and eastward:
Ārin
Durīl
Harāk
Ivkarūnil
Kk’utārsu
Kkūlin
Māsila
Mifāh
Napilsār
Pirlīsu
Sākkuru
Silahū
Ūlak

It is not impossible that the tongues of Nusgwedn and Wulam are related to the tongues of Lakki, but if so it is a distant kinship.
a [ɑ]
b [b]
d [d]
e [eː]
g [g]
gw [gʷ]
h [h]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
kw [kʷ]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
o [oː]
p [p]
r [ɾ]
s [s]
t [t]
u [u]
w [w]
z [z]
Length is indicated by a macron.
High tone is indicated by an acute accent.
Low tone is indicated by a grave accent.
Falling tone is indicated by a circumflex accent. Only long vowels have falling tone.
Names with long vowels or tone:
Âujar
Núsgwédn
Wulā́m

The Zconr of the northwestern steppe are represented only in this tale by Tailei and Wyscdu. Alzurid’s native tongue is a cousin of theirs.
a [ɑ]
ai [ɑi̯]
au [ɑu̯]
b [b]
d [d]
dr [ɖ]
e [e]
ea [ɛ]
ei [ei̯]
f [f]
g [g]
gh [ɣ]
h [h]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
ng [ŋ]
nr [ɳ]
o [o]
oa [ɔ]
p [p]
r [ɻ]
s [s]
sc [ʃ]
t [t]
tr [ʈ]
u [u]
v [v]
w [w]
x [x]
y [ə]
z [z]
zc [ʒ]
Stress falls on the first syllable

A unique tongue is spoken by the people of the Eja islands.
a [ɑ]
c [c]
e [ə]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
lc [ʎ]
m [m]
n [n]
nc [ɲ]
ng [ŋ]
p [p]
t [t]
u [u]
w [w]
Stress falls on the first syllable

The languages of Khiar and the related regions of the north:
a [ɑ]
e [e]
eo [ø]
h [h]
i [i]
io [y]
k [k]
kh [kʰ]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
o [o]
p [p]
ph [pʰ]
r [r]
s [s]. [z] between vowels except in Khiar.
t [t]
th [tʰ]
u [u]
Stress falls on last syllable.

The languages of the nomads of the northeastern steppe:
a [ɑ]
b [b]
d [d]
e [e]
g [g]
h [h]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
kh [kʰ]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
o [o]
p [p]
ph [pʰ]
r [r]
s [s]
t [t]
th [tʰ]
u [u]
v [v]
w [w]
Stress generally falls on the last syllable, however there are certain suffixes that cannot be stressed. In samples of these languages stress is marked with an acute accent.

The language spoken along the western coast of Sretskalawa:
a [ɑ]
b [b]
d [d]
e [e]
g [g]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
ng [ŋ]
p [p]
r [ɻ]
s [s̪]
ss [s]
sr [ʂ]
t [t]
ts [ts̪]
tss [ts]
tsr [tʂ]
u [u]
w [w]
In the Tsebiss and Beli dialects, a word is pronounced with a high tone until the grave accent, after which the remaining syllables have a low tone. In the Esrarula dialect, the first syllable alone has a high tone. If a Tsebiss name is not given here, it should be assumed to have low tone throughout.
Ambessa`
A`ratus
Asa`tis
A`sra
Bade`
Be`li
Da`ngus
Iba`
Ja`sse
Kai`gu
Ka`muma
Ka`sus
Le`ness
Maje`lis
Makuts`
Mats`we
Ngu`lu
Nussa`wu
Nusse`li
Paibusru`
Pe`lusra
Raima`ra
Sangi`
Srata`u
Srepa`tssu
Sretska`lawa
Sru`jas
Srulu`su
Ssari`
Tepa`naruna
Tsebiss`
Tsu`ruja
Ugasr`ti
Wassi`

Older Sretskalawa names follow a somewhat different scheme. ` marks palatalization of a preceding consonant, the acute accent marks high tone, and a hacek marks rising tone.
Dolěsino
Njǎsrada
Rimotúsjin
Rósjalu
Tsabejátj

Finally, a sacred language was used in Teolphar scripture and ceremony.
a [ɑ]
an [ɑ̃]
ae [æ]
aen [æ̃]
b [b]
d [d]
e [e]
en [ẽ]
f [f]
g [g]
h [h]
i [i]
in [ĩ]
j [ʝ]
k [k]
l [ɮ]
lh [ɬ]
m [m]
n [n]
o [o]
on [õ]
p [p]
s [s]
sc [ʃ]
sr [ʂ]
t [t]
u [u]
un [ũ]
v [v]
x [x]
xj [ç]
xw [ʍ]
z [ʐ]

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