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Damaran was a regional language of Northeast Faerûn and the official language of the kingdom of Damara.[1] Damaran was the major dialect of Chardic.[2]

SpeakersEdit

The language was spoken in many lands and by many peoples including Aglarond, Altumbel, the Anauroch, Cormyr, the Dalelands, the Dragon Coast, the Great Dale, the Galena Mountains, the Great Glacier, Guidodale, the Hordelands, Icelace Lake, Impiltur, the Moonsea, Narfell, Rashemen, the Ride, Sembia, among the Shadovar, Thay, Thesk, Vaasa, the Vast, and the Vilhon Reach. It was also sometimes spoken among dwarves, elves, goblins, half-elves, orcs, half-orcs, planetouched, taers, and volodni.[3][4]

In Vaasa, a creole of Chardic was often spoken in addition to the Damaran dialect.[2]

ScriptEdit

Speakers of the Damaran tongue used the Dethek alphabet of the dwarves.[5][6] This practice developed from the relationship between the people of Impiltur and the dwarves of the Earthfast Mountains.[7]

Related languagesEdit

Damaran was in the Ulou language group, the language group to which Netherese belonged. Damaran was also closely related to Easting, another Chard language[2] which was spoken in the Vast and Impiltur in addition to Damaran.[4]

Damaran had been strongly influenced by Common and had a relationship to Aglarondan as well.[7]

ExamplesEdit

Common Damaran human surnames included Bersk, Chernin, Dotsk, Kulenov, Marsk, Nemetsk, Shemov, and Starag. Women and girls had names such as Alethra, Kara, Katernin, Mara, Natali, Olma, Tana, and Zora. Males bore names such as Bor, Fodel, Glar, Grigor, Igan, Ivor, Kosef, Mival, Orel, Pavel, and Sergor.[8]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 30–32. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 28.
  3. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  6. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 90. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  8. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

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