I decided the Bear Empire needed Ancient Bear, a tongue used in magery, rituals, religion, and medicine that looks nice to chant.
And here is Lexember.
I’m gonna do this backwards: I’m gonna start making up a few words, and then work the language around them. I have a couple ideas for phoneme and morpheme sets, but since this one is for flavor in books, I might steal the grammar of Latin wholesale.
First, I need words.
So I’m taking prompts for words. I will TRY to do a noun and a verb every day, but I’m not going to stress about this.
And past experience has shown that if you ask me for the word for cheese, I end up with the whole dairy system.
Don’t ask me for the word for cheese, please.
Instead, think about a spell (If you’re reading Running in the Bear Empire or if you’re Eseme and reading OTStrange, you’ve seen some spells).
Then think about the words you might use for that spell.
Or just suggest a spell and I’ll go from there.
- the spell for making your sleeping space safe and comfortable
- Does how you would address the Mother Bear count?
- Vermin. As in the spell to get rid of vermin from your house.
How about the spell for making your sleeping space safe and comfortable? That one came up a lot. 🙂
Not a spell, but there was a very fervent request to the Mother Bear to protect them from the wild bear. Does how you would address the Mother Bear count? Does that come into spells??
As in the spell to get rid of vermin from your house.
*wanders off, with plans to read more OTStrange*