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Human language

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Not to be confused with the English language.

The Human language is one of the languages the player will come across. This language is used in-game for the names of the universe, continents, rivers, human governments and settlements, humans, artifacts and engravings, However, as of yet, it lacks everything necessary for proper conversation, like grammar or personal pronouns.

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[edit] Alphabet

The letters of the Human alphabet are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Majuscule forms (also called uppercase or capital letters)
A Á B C D E F G H I J K L M N Ñ O P Q R S T U V W X Z
Minuscule forms (also called lowercase or small letters)
a á b c d e f g h i j k l m n ñ o p q r s t u v w x z

Of these 27 letters, 6 are vowels (A, Á, E, I, O, U); the 21 others are consonants.

The letter Y of the ISO basic Latin alphabet does not occur in the Human alphabet.

[edit] Letter frequency

N Letter Frequency
1 A 9.96%
2 Á 0.47%
3 B 2.43%
4 C 2.47%
5 D 3.34%
6 E 7.32%
7 F 0.38%
8 G 2.85%
9 H 4.87%
10 I 7.49%
11 J 0.55%
12 K 3.08%
13 L 4.99%
14 M 4.40%
15 N 4.05%
16 Ñ 0.54%
17 O 7.83%
18 P 2.56%
19 Q 0.59%
20 R 5.71%
21 S 7.58%
22 T 7.12%
23 U 7.28%
24 V 0.45%
25 W 0.56%
26 X 0.32%
27 Z 0.81%

[edit] Graphemics

  • Digraphs th, sh, ng, and qu.
    • q only occurs in the digraph qu.
  • Common consonant clusters st, sl, sm, sp, str, and thr.
  • Human has no diphthongs.
  • x, ñ, and j are always followed by a vowel.
  • Possible syllable structure (C)3VC(C).

[edit] Diacritic meaning

The human language only has one diacritic (◌́) used on one vowel (a). It is probable that this is used to represent syllable stress. With the words revealed to us so far, this probably means only the syllables with an a can be stressed.

[edit] Vocabulary

The average word in the Human language is 4.723 letters long. The longest known words are thrathdad ("fortress") and stithngat ("profane").

The average word has 1.792 syllables. Words either have one or two syllables.

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