Language in Omneutta
Language has evolved over time throughout Omneutta and is used by every Sentient Species within. Most members of each Sentient Species speak Omnel, which conveniently for most readers has the same alphabet and vocabulary as English.
The pronunciation of each language is key and distinct. In Extremis as a whole aims to get as close to proper pronunciation as possible, though without using specific phonetic symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet. Instead, In Extremis uses a pronunciation system with uppercase letters used to represent the sound of the named letter (ex. I for “eye”) and lowercase letters to represent one syllable at a time. These letter combinations that show up as pronunciations across the site will not change from language to language, while the letters that lead to pronunciations will.
For example: TT represents a “yoo/U” sound in Ontrett, but in Aevot, has a hard “t” sound.
Main Article: Ontrett
Ontrett is composed of circles and rounded lines to form symbols that represent single letters, along with a few letter combinations. Two different scripts exist.
Main Article: Barlakh
A language whose alphabet is defined but whose characters are not precisely so. The characters of this alphabet are sparse and gesturally defined so that they are identifiable, but are not rigidly set to any sort of width or height template and can vary.
Main Article: Aevot
Aevot is represented with symbols for each letter and certain pairs. These symbols can fit together tightly, meaning each word has its own identifiable shape.
Main Article: Logophem
A logograph (symbol) based language, where symbols represent words, abstract ideas, and letters. Due to their ability to transfer ideas telekinetically between Kettlah, a spoken version of Logophem was never adopted. As thus, only writings of it exist, and it has none of its own pronunciations.
Main Article: Jibhaga
Based off of an alphabet where each letter is represented by a 5×5 grid of lines, dots, and spaces. These grids are monospaced, meaning each letter takes up the same horizontal space when written, whether it uses the whole grid or not. Due to its inherent complexity, it is advised to pronounce each syllable with uniform speed as well.
Main Article: Taenglaa
The Quarryn were not always blind, and their language reflects that, being high in letter count to reflect the high number of variable pronunciations the Quarryn adopted as their sight left them. How Taenglaa is written has changed over time, mostly for simplification.
Main Article: Jistlek
A well organized language, where smaller words tend to represent more basic or generalized concepts, smaller objects, and larger words often represent more specific objects or ideas, such as kinds of fruit, or the type of shirt.
Main Article: Jazt’a
A not-so-well organized language. Many of it’s words, letters, and structural elements appear related to Jistlek for some reason, despite originating on opposite corners of Omneutta.