Language

Arandiban has it’s own primary language, called Araniden.

To use the language, use the code "<div class="language">Text!</div>"

Araniden has its own grammar and rule system, with dialects and written variation.

"Arandiban" in and of itself is an Araniden word, meaning "Home is earth" (earth in reference to dirt).

Araniden follows similar language patterns to English. Most words are english written in the Araniden alphabet, with some differentiations.
However, Araniden also contains an extra letter in its alphabet, called ‘oph-ee’. It is used only in two words, the Araniden name for Okretra and the name of the Void Deity.

It is also acceptable in Araniden to use the anglicised word, written in the Araniden alphabet.
For example, Deloken (Peeper) is the 'most' correct way to refer to the species, but Peeper is also perfectly acceptable in both written and spoken language.

A spoken sentence example of this could be the following:
  • "I live in Paiten" -
  • "Aks ara ej Paiten" -
  • "I live in Paiten" (English in lexicon) -
  • "Aks ara ej Paiten" (Araniden in lexicon) -
Note that while continent and placenames CAN be directly translated, they should remain in their Araniden form. The only exception to this rule is for maps.

A written example would be to use the Araniden characters in each of the sentences, which is also accepted literature.


Alphabet

The original Araniden alphabet does not contain any lowercase characters, though in recent times lowercase was added by scholars.

Lowercase is defined by a "double-dash" a top the usual capital form.

Original Alphabet
  • A - A
  • B - B
  • C - C
  • D - D
  • E - E
  • F - F
  • G - G
  • H - H
  • I - I
  • J - J
  • K - K
  • L - L
  • M - M
  • N - N
  • O - O
  • P - P
  • Q - Q
  • R - R
  • S - S
  • T - T
  • U - U
  • V - V
  • W - W
  • X - X
  • Y - Y
  • Z - Z
Lowercase Alphabet
  • A - A
  • B - B
  • C - C
  • D - D
  • E - E
  • F - F
  • G - G
  • H - H
  • I - I
  • J - J
  • K - K
  • L - L
  • M - M
  • N - N
  • O - O
  • P - P
  • Q - Q
  • R - R
  • S - S
  • T - T
  • U - U
  • V - V
  • W - W
  • X - X
  • Y - Y
  • Z - Z