Razaric

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Razaric
Spoken in: British Isles
Conworld: League of Lost Languages
Total speakers:
Created by:
Jörg Rhiemeier 2005-

Razaric is a conlang family by Jörg Rhiemeier that is spoken in the British Isles (by the "British Dwarves") in the League of Lost Languages. The name is based on the self-designation Mimir Razar 'People of Razar', in which Razar 'Maker' is the name of the Dwarven creator god.

So far, only a few cursory notes on Razaric exist. The Razaric morpology is to a large part prefixing. The Razaric languages share a number of features (such as VSO word order and initial mutations) with the Albic and Insular Celtic languages, though they are not (known to be) related to any of the two. Rather, the three families in question form a linguistic area. The Razaric languages show dechticaetiative ergative argument marking.

The Razaric family shows some vague hints of being distantly related to Basque, but if this is the case, this relationship is about as remote as that between Indo-European and Uralic. See Paleo-Atlantic for the underlying hypothesis.

The Razaric languages contain many Albic loanwords, especially cultural terms. This most noteworthily includes most of the metalworking terminology: while the Dwarves were great masters of this art in historical times, they had learned it from the Elves.

Proto-Razaric

Proto-Razaric is the reconstructed common ancestor of the Razaric language; it is estimated to have been spoken around 4000 BC. (The Proto-Razaric page is no longer up to date, though.)