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The Eastern Imaskari languages was a collection of languages derived from Imaskari and spoken by the tribes of the eastern parts of the Hordelands.[1][2]

DescriptionEdit

The Eastern Imaskari languages were nasal languages and spoken in the back of the throat. Long i and e sounds were drawn out.[3]

LanguagesEdit

Chuchian, Gurri, Oigur, Quirish, and Zamogedi were commonly placed in this grouping.[1][2] Two dialects of Chuchian,[4] Fankiang and Khaghun, were distinct enough to sometimes be considered full languages of this group.[1][2] Oigur and Quirish were also sometimes grouped with the Southern Imaskari languages.[1][2] Gurri, the language of the Gurs, was so influenced by Halardrim as to be considered a creole and not a true language of the Eastern Imaskari group.[2]

All of the tribes speaking these languages were located along the border of Shou Lung, north of the Kora Shan.[1]

ScriptsEdit

While Gurri made use of the Thorass script,[5] most of the other Eastern Imaskari languages did not have a written alphabet.[2]

HistoryEdit

All of these tongues had a common ancestor in ancient Imaskari, or Roushoum, and were strongly influenced by the Shou Chiang languages.[1]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 29.
  3. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  4. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 82. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  5. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.

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