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Halruaan (sometimes spelled Halruan[1]) was a regional language of South Faerûn and the official language of the magocracy of Halruaa[1] and the island of Nimbral.[2]

SpeakersEdit

Descendants of the Netheril Empire, the people of Halruaa spoke a language that evolved from ancient Netherese.[3][4] Other places Halruaan was commonly spoken included the Channath Vale, Dambrath, the Golden Water, Lapaliiya, Luiren, Nimbral, and the Shaar.[5] Among nonhuman races, strongheart halflings also sometimes spoke this language.[6]

ScriptEdit

Literate speakers of Halruaan used the Draconic alphabet,[2] as their ancestors did with Netherese and Loross.[4]

Related languagesEdit

Halruaan was essentially a modern dialect of ancient Netherese.[3][4] It was part of the Ulou language family. Halruaan was in the same linguistic family as Ruathlek, the secret language of Nimbral illusionists of Leira.[7]

ExamplesEdit

Common Halruaan surnames included Avhoste, Darants, Gedreghost, Maurmeril, Stamaraster, and Zorastryl. Common female names included Aithe, Alaethe, Chalan, Oloma, Phaele, Sarade, and Vosthyl. Typical male names might be Aldym, Chand, Hostegym, Meleghost, Presmer, Sandrue, Tethost, or Uregaunt.[8]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 107. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  5. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 12–14, 25–26, Errata 1. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  7. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 28.
  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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