Historical Silindion Grammar and Reader
- Etymological Dictionary
Silindion is a Constructed Language. Over the past four or five years I have worked on the language, adding words and grammatical
constructions as well as background information such as root words, and a proto-language. Furthermore, I have constructed a world in which the speakers of
Silindion and all of its related languages might flourish. On this site both the grammer of Silindion and some of its history will be displayed. The most
important thing to note about Silindion and its related languages, is that the speakers of these languages are not human, but 'Elves'. This is important
when considering the cultural aspects which are presented in the Reader.
The Elvish Languages:
- Silindion and the Silic Family:
- Essamea: Silindion's closest relative, spoken to the west of Silinel. Its main center is the Tower of Elboro.
- North Silic: A dialect of Silindion which has diverged almost to the point of incomprehensibility. It is spoken to the north of the city of Silinestin.
- Silindion: The major language of Silinel, and the subject of this site.
- Nindic Family:
- Northern Nindic: Spoken to the far north of Silinel, beyond the mountains. It is mostly the speech of the guardians of the five towers, and thus is a
- Western Nindic: Although its name suggests otherwise, it is actually spoken to the south of Northern Nindic speakers, at the edge of the plain of
Kastuvoita. Its main speakers are the religious leaders of Caer Aldun.
- Southern Nindic or Paroile: Spoken only around 500 miles to the east of Silinel in the cities of the Nindi. Most of its speakers live in Mar Parol, the
city of Pearls.
- Sulindori Family:
- Sulindori: The only major representative of this 'family'. It is spoken at the mouth of the Ivanir river, at the edge of the desert, thousands of miles
east of Silinel.
- Lepontic: A daughter language of Sulindori which has, over the centuries become the language of the Half-Elves of the plain of Lepont. It is at best an
endangered language and at most extinct all together.