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Illuskan was an ethnic human language spoken in northwest Faerûn, largely by Illuskans.[1]

SpeakersEdit

Illuskan was commonly used as a lingua franca along the Sword Coast North, in addition to the ubiquitous Common. Other regions where it was commonly spoken included Mintarn, the Moonshaes, Ruathym, and among the Uthgardt.[1]

DialectsEdit

There were three major dialects of Illuskan. Moonshae was spoken by the Ffolk and the Northlanders of the Moonshae Isles. Ruathen was spoken in Ruathym, and True Luskan was the dialect of the city-state of Luskan.[2] Bothii, the language of the Uthgardt, was treated by some as a dialect of Illuskan.[3]

ScriptEdit

Like the majority of Faerûn's human tongues, Illuskan used the Thorass alphabet.[1]

HistoryEdit

Illuskan was in the Illuski language group, the same family language as Bothii and Reghedjic.[2] It derived from Old Illuskan and was strongly influenced by Netherese.[4]

ExamplesEdit

Common Illuskan surnames included Brightwood, Helder, Hornraven, Lackman, Stonar, Stormwind, and Winddrivver. Common male names included Ander, Blath, Bran, Frath, Geth, Lander, Luth, Malcer, Stor, Taman, and Urth. Common female names were Amafrey, Betha, Cefrey, Kethra, Mara, Olga, Silifrey, and Westra.[5]

The city of Neverwinter was originally called "Eiggerstor", the Illuskan translation of the name.[6]

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AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 28.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 168. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 94. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  5. 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.
  6. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.

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