Languages of Aer’ath – Nandhi Phrase Guide

Languages of Aer’ath – Nandhi Phrase Guide

Immerse yourself in the world of Cloak & Coin with the language of desert-dwelling Nandhi people.

The written form of Nandhi is known as Zelkaja, an alphabet written from left to right, top to bottom.

As an example, “The Cloak & Coin Campaign Setting” would be translated to Ne Raham Jari Zurf Mar Jeshwe and written:

The following are common greetings and phrases among the Nandhi:

My Name is         vardham biri … Teyihe?    
What is your name?she vardham bviri teyihe?
Hello, how are you?Vardhika, laron bir teyihe?
I am great. How are you?Vardhirar teyiha, mar bir she?
Greetings, friends!Vardhika, asrama!
Thank you!Jane!
You’re welcome!Amah ka!
I love youBir Meenala

The Nandhi are a very spiritual people who hold a deep faith in Dhom. In their language, the common Dhomist greeting of “May the light shelter you” is translated as Ti ne brem janbir defahihe.

Other aphorisms also take on religious overtones:

Nera tem janbiri ne sura ti naardhihe mar te sama janbir barvadhu karniham.Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows fall behind you.  
Vaara teyihe she tenuveedhihe shemanra she tinenbecaja teyihe neb, bevayedhaja teyihe neb.Faith is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

And, as with other languages, you can download a constructed language guide for Nandhi to create your own phrases:

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