Cultures and Languages of Sabia

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Cultures and Languages of Sabia

Post  Mizu on Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:26 pm

Map of language groups:



The Kossitic language group consists of languages such as Kyrian, Ossranese, and Brissian. It's believed that the Kossitic peoples have the greatest pride in their languages, and are most hostile to those attempting to learn them. Kyrian is considered most disimilar to its neighboring tongues due to its heavy exposure to Southeastern Sabian influences.

The Sebko-Ubbayan group's widespread nature is due mostly to the expanse of the old Qaramyari Empire, which had heavy linguistic influences on these regions. The Qaramyari alphabet is still in use in many of these areas today.

The Aramaric group is most closely associated with the nomadic Aramite, Jennenite, Darubi, and Mejazi peoples. The wanderlust nature of these peoples contributed to how widespread these languages have become, albeit mostly in uncivilized regions.

The Sahellic language group has a very tight spread, mostly confined to the (although very wide) Sahelli mountain regions. Sahalese is the most common tongue, though many others exist. It is believed that this language group was once dominant in much of Aram before the rise of Qaramyar.

Mazraki is a language isolate, tied intrinsically to the Mazraks. A diasporic people, Mazraks inhabit many diverse areas of Sabia, and have faced many adversities as a minority group.

Kanto-Hesperic is a far-western language group most associated with the Kantorran Steppe nomads. After the Akiri invasion of Qaramyar, there were many areas that experienced an intermingling of culture where Akiri individuals decided to settle. Though this language group grew dominant in some areas outside of the Kantorran Steppes, the people who speak these languages in those areas today see little in common with the Akir. Kossitic language speakers generally view Kanto-Hesperic language speakers with hostility, due to the association it has with coastal slave raiders.

The Borreic language family is very interesting: a product of an intermingling of human and sabite culture in the far northern borders of Sabia. Many of these languages have clear parallels between them and Common, and utilize alphabets that are remarkably similar to that of the Common speech.

The Darumite language group is mostly associated with the Daruim and the lands west of it. The Daruim was originally settled by sabites from the west, and as such, the people of the Daruim are quite culturally different from their close neighbors on the coast. Darumite languages are generally considered to be very rough and guttural, superficially similar to the Kanto-Hesperic group, and not all that pleasant to listen to.






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