|#1zombiegleemaxApr 22, 2007 9:27:30||Well I just finished re-reading Choosen of the Gods for like the third time and it inspired me to create kind of an anti-kingpriest. Anyways I decided that his name should be kind of a corruption of Lightbringer thus making the NPC the Darkbringer! My only problem... I can't figure out what language the Istarian church tounge is based off of... I am pretty sure it is latin but I am no language expert...|
Thoughts and opinions?
|#2rath_the_rangerApr 23, 2007 8:38:29||Yeah, I'd say it was based on Latin.|
|#3zombiegleemaxApr 27, 2007 21:01:33||It was very similar to Latin in the Kingpriest trilogy.|
|#4shugiApr 30, 2007 11:12:05|
Well I just finished re-reading Choosen of the Gods for like the third time and it inspired me to create kind of an anti-kingpriest. Anyways I decided that his name should be kind of a corruption of Lightbringer thus making the NPC the Darkbringer! My only problem... I can't figure out what language the Istarian church tounge is based off of... I am pretty sure it is latin but I am no language expert...
As one of those who began to pick apart the language, "Pilofiro" was pretty straightforward - "pilo" is later roughly translated as light.
There are a few options for dark/night but this is never actually specified in the books. I'd say to go with something that sounds good.
Or if you're not worried about mixing languages... dulak is the "magic word" to quench the light on the Staff of Magius, maybe "Dulafiro/Dulofiro" would be close to "Darkbringer".
|#5zombiegleemaxApr 30, 2007 17:12:26||Well I just went to a english to latin website and typed in dark It came up w/ atrum, atrer, atra, ater, and acerbus. So I was thinking about naming my NPC/BBEG Atrufiro Then just using the Cleric stats from the DMG 2. He won't be as powerful as the pilofiro but he should make a decent challenge.|
|#6zombiegleemaxApr 30, 2007 17:14:38||I really wish they would have put a Istarian church language short dictonary in the Holy order of Stars book... Like they did for the language of magic in The towers book.|
|#7zombiegleemaxMay 02, 2007 13:43:53||Then they would have had to have done the same with the other clerical languages.|
|#8darthsylverMay 02, 2007 20:21:15||Only if the languages were different (which they probably would be). :D|
|#9zombiegleemaxMay 02, 2007 21:31:44||I dont think that the Holy Order of Takhisis would be using the tounge of the Holy Order of Paladine.|
|#10darthsylverMay 03, 2007 22:35:36||You never know. Stranger things have happened. After all, Mina turned out to be a god.|
|#11zombiegleemaxMay 04, 2007 9:26:01||Alas, truer words were never spoken.|
|#12zombiegleemaxMay 11, 2007 17:01:26||http://www.dlnexus.com/features/articles/17677.aspx|
It's almost as if someone read my thread.... Cool.:D
|#13DragonhelmMay 12, 2007 14:18:40|
Yes indeed! This just goes to show that Chris Pierson not only does his homework, he does his work out of love.
This is just fantastic.
|#14zombiegleemaxMay 13, 2007 12:03:53||Would posting the document here be a violation of sending information in a foreign language?|