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Drowic Classroom

Teacher: [Linn Scarlett]

Vendui d'anthe abbilen, ussta kaas zhah Linn Scarlett.
Hello my dear friends, my name is Linn Scarlett.

I'm going to teach Drowic to those who are interested. To do so, i would like to have a list of the students that are interested below.

I hope you all enjoy my lessons, for Drowic is a difficult yet beautifull language.



[Stoned Immaculate]
[Angel Dreamer]
[Donnie Darko]
[Lady Diamanta]
[Soul Dementia]
[Flight of the Butterfly]
[Oh__xDoctor Doctor!]
[Dark Drow Lady]
[Aerin Weirynsra]
[Noexistantanymo] Xal usstan valm?
[Opened my veins for nothing]
[Valient Tragedies]


Lesson 01

Consonant/Vowel Pronunciation

How do you say this? How do you say that?
This lesson is about how you should say different consonants and vowels.
I made a list of them, so you can see.

Note to students: Try to actually 'say' these, not in your head, but out loud.
Who cares if your older brother/sister thinks you're nuts? *rofl*

B - Always unaspirated, often voiced. Example: bat
CH - Voiceless affricative. Example: church
D - Unaspirated voiced stop. Example: bed
F - Voiceless spirant. Example: fire
G - Unaspirated voiced stop. Example: egg
H - Voiceless vocoid. Example: hello
J - Voiced affricative. Example: judge
JH/ZH - Voiced spirant. Example: garage
K/Q - Aspirated voiceless stop. Example: stick
L - Voiced spirant. Example: late
M - Nasal resonant. Example: tame
N - Nasal resonant. Example: sin
P - Aspirated voiceless stop. Example: stop
PH - Aspirated voiceless affricative. Example: file
SS - Voiceless affricative. Example: say
SH - Voiceless spirant. Example: shame
T - Aspirated voiceless stop. Example: hit
TH - Voiceless spirant. Example: thank
V - Voiceless spirant. Example: live
W - (Inter-vocalic form of U)
X - Voiceless affricative. Example: banks
Y - (Inter-vocalic form of I)
Z - Voiced spirant. Example: hairs

Note: Voiceless consonants are more common than unvoiced,
giving the language a sinister, whispered tone.

Drow has 8 (in some dialects 9) distinct vowels, three of which appear in short/long forms, and two to three in diphthongs.

i e a o ii uu ui ue au

ii varies by dialect.
Sometimes it is pronounced like in the English word sit, and sometimes like in the English word we. (Short or long)

Example word: Ilythiiri (drow)

The back vowels are always rounded.
The vowel UU is in some dialects pronounced as a rounded II (like in the word we) or otherwise pronounced like in the word put.

The vowel E varies between the sounds as in way and met, depending on how the speaker wants to pronounce it.

When either A or E are written double, it indicates a long vowel.
The long forms are held for an extra beat of speech.
The vowels II and UU are not long versions, but are distinct sounds.

The Drowish diphthongs are au, ui, and ue.
ou is rare and usually only found in verbs (it is pronounced like "oh").
au is pronounced like in brown, ui is pronounced like in quick, and ue is said like in wet.

Are there any questions?
If not, I'd like the students, for practice of the language, to try to say these three words:
'Treemma (fear), Yorn (power) and Belaern (profit)'
Try to create that sinister tone!


Lesson 02

Verb Conjugations

Drow verbs take different forms depending on a number of factors:

whether it is singular or plural;
in the first, second or third person;
in the active or passive voice;
in a past, present, or future tense;
and what the mood of the passage is.
It sounds harder than it is.

Regular verbs are made singular with the suffix "-ar".
In the sentence "the warrior kills", the noun is singular, so therefore the verb is, and it would be "elggar".

If we pluralized "the warrior" to become "warriors", then the "-ar" suffix would be removed,
leaving the verb to be "elgg".
Needless to say, the Pluralizing portion of Drow grammar goes right along with this topic.

In Drow, the first and second person
(I and You) usually have the same form.
Only the third person (he/she/it) is different, being completed with the suffix "-e".

Example: (I give, you give, he gives)
Usstan belbau, dos belbau, uk belbaue.

Usually there are three moods:
imperative, indicative, and subjunctive,
but Drow does not have different endings for the imperative or subjunctive moods.
The indicative mood
(usually indicated in English by the "-ing" suffix) is made "-in" in Drow.

Example: Udos phuul raldarin l'waess da'fol rivvin.

Regular verbs have "-us" to make the past form.


Lesson 03

Basic Words

Good, now that we have conjugation and pronunction, we can start with small sentences such as how to greet some one or make silly remarks about one's appearnce or the weather. -not that we have weather down here...but hey, if you bump into a handsome drow on the surface, you gotta say something-

note to students: Try this by talking to your dog, it will actually listen and 'try to understand' AND it wont ask stupid questions.

Hello/Greetings: Vendui
You: Dos
Be: Tlu

Your: Dosst


There, these are some common words, with the conjurgation you should be able to convert Are and Have into that which you need.
If you still wonder over words or are to lazy for conjugation ;) well, then i have a translator here.
Its quick, i use it sometimes too, though i normally try to go from head.


Lesson 04

Forming and Deforming names

I ran across the net and collected Suffixes and Prefixes for names for either male or female. I also made house Suffixes and Prefixes, just so that you guys can find a good last name too (and i had a lot of time on hands ;) )

Oh and I'm gonna put them on other wikis, cause they would kind of clog up this one, and we dont want that do we?

Anyway, as you might know, most drow names consist of a first name and a last name. Many Noble houses on the other hand have Last Names as well as House Names. This means, that the House Name can be the Last Name, but the Last Name can never be the House name.
Its like with a circle and an oval. An circle is always also an oval, but an oval is never a circle.
That is what seperates -amoung many others- commoners from nobles. Nobles have mostly House and Last names, if only to point out that they are noble most of the time.

Drow Male/Female Suf- and Prefixes
Drow House Suf- and Prefixes

Enjoy, and tell me what you've made from these names ;)


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2004-05-19 [Kurus_Dreaon]: Greek gays....that must be interesting

2004-05-19 [Linn Scarlett]: really it is... ---there was this like 'and woman were silly and stupid and not iteligent, concluding, only good for breedng more male citizens...there was only one type of woman that could fill the need for coversation and stuff....oh that were prositutes *sighs* well i only see one way out then...

2004-05-19 [Kurus_Dreaon]: really...and what would that be

2004-05-19 [Linn Scarlett]: yeah...oh well...linn still sticks with luse so *shrugs and huggles kurus*

2004-05-19 [nightwulf]: hey stop it you too you are making me feel lonely!!!

2004-05-19 [Tormenta]: lol

2004-05-19 [nightwulf]: yea its funny as hell huh.....yea lets all laugh at the lonely guy!!!

2004-05-19 [Tormenta]: well now I dont feel sorry for you

2004-05-19 [nightwulf]: i was just kidding!!! dont ever take nething mean i say seriously

2004-05-19 [Linn Scarlett]: *snorts* hello you are disturbing a social process here *chuckles and huggles kurus*

2004-05-19 [nightwulf]: my bad.........*huggles chelsea* im sorry dont be mad at me...i didnt mean to be rude

2004-05-19 [Tormenta]: ick at least spell my name right

2004-05-19 [Linn Scarlett]: O.o

2004-05-19 [nightwulf]: my bad i was typing too fast there hows that?

2004-05-19 [Tormenta]: better

2004-05-19 [nightwulf]: =)

2004-05-19 [Linn Scarlett]: oh ok :)

2004-05-20 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *huggles linn* i like being liked

2004-05-20 [Linn Scarlett]: cool :)

2004-05-20 [Kurus_Dreaon]: not many ppls like liking my is gladthat someone does *huggles linn again*

2004-05-20 [Orey]: Hello...

2004-05-20 [Kurus_Dreaon]: hi ya how ya doing

2004-05-20 [Orey]: I'm good! I just realized I sighend up forever ago and haven't done anything in here! lol

2004-05-20 [Kurus_Dreaon]: lol...then start doing stuff....i have been

2004-05-20 [Orey]: I don't know what to do!

2004-05-20 [Kurus_Dreaon]: just start doing something...we were in the middle of a game of tag...but ppl havent been around lately

2004-05-20 [Orey]: ok cool... rice and beans!

2004-05-21 [Dark Drow Lady]: o.O otay

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: hiya

2004-05-21 [Linn Scarlett]: *huggles kurus*

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: *moons everyone*

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *kicks nightwulf in the but again and then huggles linn*

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: *shoves butt in kurus' face* STOP DOING THAT!!!

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: If ya shove that in my face again ill let ya see how sharp my knife is

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: *pulls out a katana* maybe its as sharp as mine...then again...maybe not

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *kurus laughs and shows a pair of long white fangs* dont mess with me

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: *pulls out a wooden stake and smiles revealing a similar set of fangs* dont mess with me

2004-05-21 [Linn Scarlett]: *wacks nightwulf with baseballbat and huggles kurus*

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *laughs and hits the stake out of ur hand then pulls out a crystal dagger* how long have you known that you were one

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: months...since these fangs finally grew in and i got incredibly thirsty for blood

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: *grabs crystal dagger and breaks it* and it has made me incredibly strong

2004-05-21 [Linn Scarlett]: ...

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *laughs again* ive known for years so you wouldnt be able to beat me *huggles linn* i havent forgotten your there yet

2004-05-21 [Linn Scarlett]: oh *huggles*

2004-05-21 [nightwulf]: yup lonely feeling setting back in

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *huggles linn again* im sorry nightwulf

2004-05-21 [Linn Scarlett]: *smiles*

2004-05-21 [Kurus_Dreaon]: *huggles linn* im sorry but im going to have to go *kisses linn* buh bye

2004-05-21 [Linn Scarlett]: cya *kisses*

2004-05-22 [Kurus_Dreaon]: my back again for the hundreth like this place

2004-05-22 [Linn Scarlett]: me too

2004-05-22 [Kurus_Dreaon]: cool *huggles* how are ya

2004-05-22 [Linn Scarlett]: fine, thanx

2004-05-22 [Kurus_Dreaon]: good

2004-05-24 [nightwulf]: you two suck

2004-05-24 [DeadHead]: ??

2004-05-24 [nightwulf]: nuthin just linn and kurus are gay....together

2004-05-24 [DeadHead]: really? congrats you two ^^ im still looking for my partner.

2004-05-24 [nightwulf]: truthfully they are opposite sex and seemingly wanting to do naughty things to one another

2004-05-24 [Tormenta]: why does it matter to you if they want to be naughty?

2004-05-24 [nightwulf]: it doesnt...just make me realize how long its been since i had sex....oh wait thats good its been since december 20th i think....yup its great

2004-05-24 [Tormenta]: so?

2004-05-24 [nightwulf]: yea so what sorry if im babbling on!!!

2004-05-24 [Tormenta]: so?

2004-05-24 [Linn Scarlett]: *huggles kurus* i dont get the point anyway *shrugs, lets kurus go and huggles one of her posters*

2004-05-24 [nightwulf]: dude she dissed you for a poster

2004-05-24 [Linn Scarlett]: ...its a poster of viggo *smiles innocently* everything gets dissed for that...but i like kurus *huggles kurus again and shows him the poster* he looks a little like you neh?

2004-05-25 [Kurus_Dreaon]: A little.....if itll get me more huggles *smiles*

2004-05-25 [Linn Scarlett]: it will *huggles*

2004-05-25 [Kurus_Dreaon]: Then i look a bit like him yah *smiles and huggles* so how are today

2004-05-25 [Linn Scarlett]: iam fine i think :)

2004-05-25 [Kurus_Dreaon]: good...glads to hear your doing well....what ya been up to...anything interesting

2004-05-25 [Linn Scarlett]: watching The Indian Runner

2004-05-25 [Kurus_Dreaon]: is it any good

2004-05-25 [Dark Drow Lady]: never heard of it o.O

2004-05-26 [Dark Drow Lady]: k ya i know i'm an odd one ^.^

2004-05-26 [Kurus_Dreaon]: im odder

2004-05-26 [Tormenta]: medcine cabinent on the wall, who is the oddest of them all?

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: IM ODDERER.....MY REALLY IS!!!!!

2004-05-27 [Tormenta]: *whispers to the medicine cabinent* She'll gave to think about it and get back to you on that

2004-05-27 [Linn Scarlett]: Indian Runner ROCKS *drools* and i have a really good reason...cause it involves Viggo and booze, a gun, and no clothes :)

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: LOL...that is interesting...i guess

2004-05-27 [Linn Scarlett]: yes it does because its -completely- naked :) ---and thats without tactically placed shadowyparts/plants/clothes or other objects

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: say the least

2004-05-27 [Linn Scarlett]: yeah i know *chuckles* but it ocks

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: so how are ya doing...good i hope

2004-05-27 [Linn Scarlett]: yeah i do :p

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: good.....i think,,,what ya been up to

2004-05-27 [Linn Scarlett]: watching Indian Runner

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: ya i know about going to have to go now....sstuff to do *huggles* buh bye

2004-05-27 [Linn Scarlett]: ok :( *huggles*

2004-05-27 [Kurus_Dreaon]: hey im still here...i dont have to go yet

2004-05-28 [Linn Scarlett]: so am i

2004-05-28 [nightwulf]: crazy people

2004-05-28 [Linn Scarlett]: no iam not

2004-05-29 [Kurus_Dreaon]: i know i am....but a mind is a sad thing to have

2004-05-29 [Linn Scarlett]: which mind?

2004-05-29 [Kurus_Dreaon]: im not sure still working on that

2004-05-31 [Linn Scarlett]: oh ok

2004-05-31 [Kurus_Dreaon]: how are ya...doing good i hope

2004-05-31 [Linn Scarlett]: yeah iam fine

2004-05-31 [Kurus_Dreaon]: good to hear...whatcha been up to lately?

2004-05-31 [Linn Scarlett]: ehh not much actually

2004-05-31 [Kurus_Dreaon]: same here...except work being cancelled fpor a month.....that means no pay check

2004-05-31 [Linn Scarlett]: ow poor you *huggles*

2004-05-31 [Kurus_Dreaon]: meh....ill live...just need to be carefull not to spend to much thats all

2004-06-01 [Linn Scarlett]: oh ok

2004-06-02 [Kurus_Dreaon]: but i still wont make it till my next pay check with money...ill spend it on things that are coming up....darn it...everything happens when im not going to have money

2004-06-02 [Linn Scarlett]: oh well i havent got money either so *shrugs*

2004-06-02 [nightwulf]: haaaaaa i have 5 bucks!!!!!!!!

2004-06-03 [Kurus_Dreaon]: i have ten right now....wait *checks wallet* my bad i got twenty....just because of dumb luck lol

2004-06-03 [Orey]: I have 2 in my boot! lol

2004-06-03 [Kurus_Dreaon]: lol...thats interesting

2004-06-03 [Linn Scarlett]: ive 45 bucks, saving for rotk extended

2004-06-04 [Kurus_Dreaon]: want that...but im going to need to save a lot more if im to do that

2004-06-04 [Linn Scarlett]: *shrugs*

2004-06-05 [Kurus_Dreaon]: meh...but im haappy...i went to see harry potter today...its ok

2004-06-05 [Linn Scarlett]: cool

2004-06-05 [Kurus_Dreaon]: it is i think......not hlaf bad....though hidalgo is wonderful

2004-06-05 [Linn Scarlett]: hidalgo rox :p

2004-06-05 [Kurus_Dreaon]: yes it does...loved it

2004-06-05 [Linn Scarlett]: ghehe *huggles poster of viggo*

2004-06-05 [Kurus_Dreaon]: ive got to go again...buh bye *huggles*

2004-06-05 [Linn Scarlett]: cya *hugg*

2004-10-12 [Kurus_Dreaon]: wow...havent been here in a while....IM BACK!!!!!!

2004-10-12 [fi-deaith]: lol, hi ppl

2004-10-13 [Kurus_Dreaon]: hey......i wonder how many of me old mates are still round ya been>>?

2004-10-13 [Linn Scarlett]: bussy but fine

2004-10-13 [Jir'tan'ol]: is a drowic dictionary, but it's missing a lot. Very little grammar, unfortuneatly. Reason I'm here.

2004-10-13 [Linn Scarlett]: i know a lot of grammer

2004-10-14 [Kurus_Dreaon]: sweetness.....good to see ya again linn....long time my gone lol

2004-10-14 [Linn Scarlett]: i know *sighs*

2004-10-15 [Kurus_Dreaon]: but i have returned yep ok/?

2004-10-15 [Linn Scarlett]: sure iam fine, i think

2004-10-15 [Kurus_Dreaon]: as long as you is ok.....ok? whatcha up o

2004-10-15 [Linn Scarlett]: not much, ive to go to school in a few min, was just checking on everything

2004-10-15 [Kurus_Dreaon]: cool cool.....hope ya have a nice day

2004-10-15 [Linn Scarlett]: sure

2005-03-04 [DarkHellSpawn]: i'm new

2005-03-04 [Linn Scarlett]: great! always found to find new students

2005-06-30 [ceridwen]: Muwahahahaha...I shall learn Drowic! (Which means I'm new and adding myself to the list. Heh.)

2005-06-30 [ceridwen]: OK, I shall print out Lesson one, and try to understand it. But, yeah. Gah...

2005-07-01 [Linn Scarlett]: *good chap good*

2005-07-01 [ceridwen]: Um, do you want questions messaged to you or is it all right to ask hem here, in the comments box?

2005-07-01 [Linn Scarlett]: whatever you seem fit for the question ^_^

2005-07-02 [ceridwen]: All righty then. I'm a bit confused when it comes to the names though. With the sufixes and prefixes. Do you like have name and then add the suf- and/or prefeixes?

2005-07-02 [Linn Scarlett]: no its like, pick a sufix, and a prefix and stick them together

2005-07-02 [ceridwen]: OK, that's what I though, but I wasn't sure. Gah. I'm very new to all this fantasy stuff. Gah...

2005-07-02 [ceridwen]: Oh, and, excluding the vowels, all the letters are said as if they would in regualr ole English, correct?

2005-07-03 [Linn Scarlett]: yeah more or less ^_^ just make a nice slithering ssss-sound

2005-07-03 [ceridwen]: Is it supposed to sound sexy? Cause, it tends to sound that way to me. Gah... And I can't tell if I sound evil, cause the sexiness drowns it out....*.*

2005-07-03 [Linn Scarlett]: its elvish so hell its sexy ^_^ but the s if done right gives it this shady-assassin-type-voice, you know, the type of voice that makes you shiver and think "darn that one is up to something"

2005-07-04 [ceridwen]: Lol. I wouldn't know. I'm not that into elves, and I'm notta elf. Gah.. But, I'll work on the scary do whopper part. I normally don't sound the scary though. Only when I'm preforming, and when I get really worked up. Which is quite a lot, if you happen to be a good friend... And I'm rambling again...

2005-07-04 [ceridwen]: Like, right now, I'm in love with this phrase (Translate it for fun): Treema, yorn, lueth Belaern zhal tlu dossta whol lil plynn...

2005-07-04 [ceridwen]: Oh, and I'd really love an assignment, or another lesson. Lol, I'm the wide-eyed, young, puppy that's eager to learn... Puppy?... I meana student...

2005-07-04 [Linn Scarlett]: *chuckles* then ill assign you to dusting that old bookcase *snickers*

2005-07-04 [ceridwen]: OK, that's not right! Gah....I have allergies you know. And just cause i'm new doesn't mean you hafta pick on me..*sniffles* Oh well, bookcases have books. And books mean reading...^.^ (whatta nerd, I know)

2005-07-04 [Linn Scarlett]: ...ever heard of backfire? if not, go ahead and find out ^_^

2005-07-04 [ceridwen]: Lol....I'm not sure how to take that. I'ma little scared now. *hides behind sexy Ankou*

2005-07-04 [Linn Scarlett]: i know, maybe that was the idea behind it

2005-07-05 [ceridwen]: True....*still hides behind sexy Ankou* Heh, heh. But I'm OK with that. As long as I can hide behind Ankou....^.^ NIce veiw... *nods*

2005-07-05 [Linn Scarlett]: hmm id say the front is nicer

2005-07-05 [ceridwen]: Well, maybe....Depending. Now if I was a guy.... Heh...Heh, heh. I prefer the females anyways, but damn Celeste must be straight.

2005-07-05 [Linn Scarlett]: hmmm now that you mention it *chuckles*

2005-07-05 [ceridwen]: Wait, do a minute....Suffixes are on the end of a word, correct?

2005-07-05 [Linn Scarlett]: yeah

2005-07-05 [ceridwen]: OK...right...Sorry, I hadda brain fart. Geh....

2005-07-06 [Linn Scarlett]: i noticed *pats head*

2005-07-08 [Kim_Lundin]: "brain fart" now THAT one I just have to remember.

2005-07-08 [Linn Scarlett]: indeed >_<

2005-07-10 [ceridwen]: Lol. I think either [Dulce Vita] or [Keshtos] started that. Yeah....

2005-07-11 [Linn Scarlett]: O.o

2006-03-18 [xido]: I'd like this page to be linked to that page I was telling you about... Undercommon Language and Script, which will feature Drow as a heavy portion of it.

2006-03-18 [Linn Scarlett]: go ahead dear

2006-06-17 [GleamofDreams]: Is there a Drow Alphabet? In forgotten Realms campain setting they have undercommon, but is there drowic made?

2006-06-17 [Linn Scarlett]: *shakes head* undercommon is not drow and as far as i know there is no alpha

2006-09-28 [xido]: This is correct, Linn. I finally understand what you have been telling me all along. However, I will be featuring Drow as its own language, like Human:Common (Drow:Undercommon), on the Undercommon Language and Script page. Thanks for all the helpful info... I will be developing a specialized script of the Elven alphabet for Undercommon, and a further rendition could be created by you if you want, Linn. I will add more info as the page evolves. ;)

2006-09-30 [Linn Scarlett]: *nods* I always used the Elder Scroll runes as 'drow alphabet'. Though I recently surfed by a page that claimed to have the drow alphabet. I'll try and look into it.

2006-10-04 [xido]: Oh, please. O.O I am on edge now.
I am hoping to put together a full, complete and effective fantasy language list, of course. Any links will be helpful, and of course media and other creators are always fun to harrass.  ;)

2006-10-04 [Linn Scarlett]: *nod nods* I will see what i can trace

2006-10-08 [xido]: I found (drow info - including language/fonts) (fonts - including drow rounded and angular)
and some others...

2006-10-12 [Linn Scarlett]: those are derived from the pre tolkien script *shakes head* the ones i found were more like... like aztec glyphs now that i think of it, only with lots of spidery like symbols. it combined the same way, not an alphabet but syllable symbols. That is also mensioned in some of the books

2006-10-14 [xido]: Check out the section of the first site... It has a picture of a bunch of runes that are kind of like that... House protector sigils and power runes, etc... Not like that?
I think these ones are pretty cool for starts.. ;) I just want to have something together without too much hassle. :/

2006-10-18 [Linn Scarlett]: that angelfire site is part of the RPNexus, it's tha bomb :P

2006-10-27 [xido]: It is quite cool and very informative... What do you mean, RPNexus?

2006-10-29 [Linn Scarlett]: exactly the way i say it: RPNexus

2006-11-14 [xido]: haha :P
Okay, I guess I'll go a-surfing to find out. ;P

2006-12-30 [Linn Scarlett]: Oh xido I puffed it off and found the drowrunes given on angel to be hoaxes :/ I linked you the arguments and stuff in some other WFR page as I forgot we had this conversation here

2007-01-21 [xXx_ice_dawg_xXx]: Sorry to barge in like this, but the Drow runes featured on, are they the runes from the pre-Tolkien script?

2007-01-21 [xXx_ice_dawg_xXx]: Oh by the way, I don't see any explanation on it here, but I've seen Vendui written as Vendui'. Does the apostrophe make much of a difference? I haven't been able to find that anywhere.

2007-01-22 [xido]:

I believe that these runes were Salvatore-inspired. I could be wrong... Linn? :S

2007-01-26 [Linn Scarlett]: First of, the ' helps you pronounce it. Much like ë's in some languages, like in dutch.
Example: "how" = "lu'oh"
It's written lu'oh so that you know it's pronounced luh-ohh, and not luo-hh or luohh or any other uo-stuck-together-sound.
And about Vendui.
Example: "hello friend" = "Vendui'abbil"
"hello my dear friend" = "Vendui d'anthe abbil"
In drowic often vowel-ending and vowel-starting words are connected with an ' to indicate that drow pronounce them closer together than seperate words, but not as close as too make the uia sound as one sound. This is because of the whispered/slithered nature of drow language, and it keeps you from choking on your tongue -most of the time.
As with my examples, Vendui is one of those words that is almost always connected to a vowel-starting word, if there is a vowel-starting word next to it in the sentence. Like Abbil. But if it's a closed word, then the ' disappears. Because it's meaningless.
Seeing Vendui' on websites is one of my petpeevees. Most translators can't handle the ' or not ' situations and therefor put them in there no matter what. It annoys me that people are to lazy to check their sentences before taking it from internet as if google knows all -it doesnt.
Enfin, to cut it short:
"vendui' " without a vowel-starting word connected to it, is wrong and just tells you that the person that made the site copypasted it without as much as researching it. Since this is a pretty well known thing. Unlike the script -_-

2007-01-26 [Linn Scarlett]: Not in the slightest, I believe Will. They seem to me -not meaning to brag, but I know tolkiens script by head more or less, I love languages- more tolkien related than anything else. Especially the 3-shapes and 6-shapes, which are the basics of tolkien's elvenscript.
Enfin, the salvatore examples are only the ones on the two blades. They were drawn by the man himself I believe and are the only reliable sources I have found so far.
I believe the site you gave to be just a copy of something someone started at somepoint and which got plastered all over the net. Also, it doesn't have the "drow" feeling to it, in my opinion. Which the runes on the blades have.

Just because it's angular doesn't make it drow :/
The blade-scripts are curvy and elvish but cruel to the eye? Why? Because unfriendly curves have been used.

2007-01-28 [xido]: Dos ph ji zhaunl, ussta akana jalil Linn Scarlett.

Also, the translator link you have posted is not quite as fun as what all is included on:

2007-01-28 [Linn Scarlett]: If you look at the link Xido, you see it's the same translator of the Greycompany House Maerdyn, only I took time to distilate it from it's page so that you can call it up in a small window instead of having to start a new browser :)

Oh and love, it's Dos ph'ji zhaunl, ussta akana Jalil, mind the hyphens inthere dear, mind the hyphens ;)

Unless of course you didn't mean to say "You are so knowing, my ruling female". Names are usually not included when talking to said person, instead female is put up with a capital. But that's just a matter of rules I suppose ;)

2007-02-05 [xido]: This is why I need you around for Undercommon and Drow. You are an expert. ;)

2007-02-05 [Linn Scarlett]: *blushes* not nearly, but i'll do my best

2009-07-28 [Dayzi]: Hi, I'm new here and just happened to stumble upon your page. Its really kools!! always wondered how to pronounce Drow words, but I've got one question... how is the ae in words like Belaern and Gaer pronounced?? would it be short vowel sounds or long a sound??

2010-02-03 [Linn Scarlett]: The same is mostly in normal languages, you pronounce aa-e if its ae like Baerne (Baah-èr-nè). The first is always slightly longer than the second. With ea it would be eeh-a rather than ahh-e :)

2010-11-18 [woody88]: what is the Student list and how do we put our name on it?

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