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Sevenish Language

Sevenish is the language spoken in the Seven Kingdoms. It bears many similarities to Kreisic and Svellheimish since all three derive from Nordmannish.

Lexicon

AEsc (ash): One of the runes in the Sevenish alphabet. It represents the vowel sound heard in "ash," as well as the tree of the same name, and the rune is also worn as a charm of blessing from most gods in the Northern Pantheon.

AEtheling (ETH-e-ling): Prince or high noble.

Bencriht (bench-right): A word common to both Sevenish and Svellheimish. It is the agreement between a lord and a retainer in both realms. The retainer promises service to the lord in whatever capacity they agree, while the lord in return promises a seat on the benches in his hall. This may not sound like much, but it carries the expectation the lord will feed, clothe, and shelter those who have sworn to him.

Bretwalda (BRET-wall-da): The Bretwalda is the high king of the Seven Kingdoms. In the past few centuries, this title has fallen upon the Burhealdor of Brunanburh by virtue of Brunanburh's size and wealth, though that has not always been the case.

Burhealdor (burg-elder): It literally means "fortress-elder," and is the title for those who serve as mayor of a town or city or a governor of a region.

Carl (carl): A trained warrior. In Svellheimish, it is spelled "karl."

Cwen (kwen): Queen.

Cyning (KIN-ing): King.

Ealdmodor (eld-MO-dor): Its basic meaning is "grandmother." As grandmothers are often keepers of wisdom and history, it often also implies someone with such knowledge.

Eoten (EH-oh-ten): Giant or monster.

Galdorcrafter (GAL-dor-craft-er): A person skilled in Love Magic.

Gestriht (guest-right): A word common to both Sevenish and Svellheimish. It is the implied agreement between a lord and a guest in his hall in both realms. A guest must act respectfully to the host and his people, goods, and gods. A host must in turn protect the guest against any harm, whether from the host’s retainers, someone else, or forces beyond the host’s control.

Hleowstona (HLAY-oh-stow-na): A stone enhanced by Land Magic to keep things around it warmer. Such stones last for Such stones last for days or even weeks, depending upon the material and surroundings. Soapstone is one of the best stones to use for this purpose.

Leorner (LAY-er-ner): A person skilled in Line Magic.

Liffrea (li-FRAY-ah): A person skilled in Life Magic.

Scop (showp): Bard or performer.

Stonelord (ash): A person skilled in Land Magic.

Thegithu (THEY-gith-oo): Curse meaning "shut up."

Thegn (thane): A class of retainers who have sworn bencriht to a lord in the Seven Kingdoms. Most often, they serve in military roles, but many serve as burhealdors.

Wyrdwita (WEIRD-whi-ta): A person skilled in Lore Magic.