Language - Braoni

Old Broani

The old langauge of the first men to depart Haemil following the Godling Wars.



dæmun – demon, evil spirit
dür – keep, stronghold
dūn – hills, rugged country
fürth – forest
har – ford
märgh – death
ñyirt – water
nyti – daughter
sârbhé – survey/view
tine – fire
ton – city/town
túr – tower


bürgh – south
dôm – deep
düar – strong
êmíd – west
êst – east
fœrt – north


Dâ- I, me
Du – You (singular)
Ha – He
Sâ – She
Si – It
Zâ – We, us
Zu – You (plural)
Tzum – They/them


adhrá – to worship
märu – to destroy
nalen – to defend


Ní – not

Proper Names

Dür’nechagh – the Siren’s Keep
Düarñyirt – strong water
Êmídhar – west ford
Nechägh – the Siren, a formal name for the Goddess of Water
Nytihar – daughter’s ford
Scítilâthe – the crystal scythe of Dasyra


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Labial Labiodental Alveolar Central Alveolar Lateral Post-Alveolar Velar Glottal
Stop p,b t,d k,g
Fricative f s sh h
Affricative v ch x gh
Nasal m n y
Liquid r l w


Front Central Back
Close i ü u
Mid-Close e ë o
Mid-Open æ,œ ę ô
Open a ä â



Long vowels are held twice as long and represented by an macron, i.e. ā,ē,ī,ō,ū. A circumflex accent is used to indicate that the vowel sound is voiced in the back portion of the mouth, while a trema accent indicates the vowel is voiced in the central mouth. Additionally, there are no silent /e/’s.


Old Broani commonly uses codas in all syllable of the word.

The second to last syllable always gets the stress unless another syllable has a long vowel. If the word has less than three syllables, the stress goes on the first syllable. An acute accent over a vowel, such as /é/ denotes a deviation from the stress rules. In that case, the syllable with the acute access gains the stress.


The basic word order of Old Broani is VSO; verb subject object. Adjectives are derivative of verbs and follow the noun to which they describe. Adpositions are also derived from nouns and, as such, are prepositions. Possession is listed as possessor followed by possessee. So, the sentence: “The man’s dog eats food from the big bowl.” would be written: “Eats the man’s dog food from the big bowl.”



The word “rā” added to the end of a noun means plural.


Future tense is expressed by the verb “to go” as an auxillary verb following the verb,

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