Draconic

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Overview

Draconic is the language spoken by dragons, dracyls, lizardfolk, and kobolds. The language of the yuan-ti is derived from draconic, and the verbal components of most spells are composed of draconic words. Because of the reptilian form of these races' mouths, draconic has a coarse, sibilant sound. As spoken by dragons, it is a deep, throaty rumble accented by sharp consonants and piercing hisses.

Grammar

Draconic sentences are built around nouns and verbs as base words, with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions existing as prefixes or suffixes on those words. For example, the dracyl sub-race name fyssteng is based on the root word tengh (tongue), with the prefix fysst- (corrosive). Possession of a noun is indicated with 'n, as in auphylla'n (the daughter's).

Vocabulary

aughnyss
(n) eye.
auphylla
(n) daughter.
c'arrh-
(prep pref) against.
chathar
(v) chathyn, chathbys, chatht- to mix carefully, as with measured ingredients.
chatht-
(adj pref) mixed in proportion, as with food or potion ingredients.
cyrrár
(v) cyrra, cyrr'ba, cyrrácht- to run along the ground; to sprint with bounding strides.
dory'nauphlla
(n) elf woman, elf girl.
dory'nphann
(n) elf man, elf boy.
dyrl'nauphlla
(n) any woman or girl of the gnome, hobbit, or kender races.
dyrl'nphann
(n) any man or boy of the gnome, hobbit, or kender races.
eonis
(n) claw, talon, particularly of dragons.
frangt-
(adj pref) jumbled haphazardly.
fysst-
(adj pref) burning, as with acid; corrosive.
gthar'nauphlla
(n) dwarven woman, dwarven girl.
gthar'nphann
(n) dwarven man, dwarven boy.
hpann
(n) son.
humbryh
(n) a cast shadow.
khaurrhl
(n) planet (in general).
kluh-
(adj pref) frozen; encased in ice.
phm'mytt
(n) wife.
shyph
(n) snow, particularly snow covering the ground.
-tan
(prep suff) away from.
tengh
(n) tongue.
tess
(n) blood.
-tess't
(adj suff) -blooded. Ex. syntess't fire-blooded, frangtess't jumbled-blooded.
zar'nauphlla
(n) human woman, human girl.
zar'nphann
(n) human man, human boy.

Author's Notes

Dragons of Caraonis speak a language entirely different from that of dragons on other worlds. For references to Draconic as spoken in the rest of the multiverse, consult the following:

The explanation for the difference has not yet been revealed, nor does anyone on Caraonis know that there even is a difference.