Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Tales: Hidden Facts with Laris



Happy Third Tuesday! This is the day I've set aside for Q&A with my characters, short stories, and the like. My characters are currently answering a question from these Character Development Questions: What facts about your characters do they prefer to keep hidden? Ghuli* and Andyrsn have already taken a stab at answering, so now I will move on to the next willing character: Laris.



Oh! Hello again!

A hidden fact about myself? Teorre, I do not believe I have any.  'Tis difficult when you are the Prince. Everyone knows everything about you. Well, I suppose this is a not-so-hidden, terribly common fact many of my generation face today: I cannot speak the old Sprityn tongue well.

You see, we Sprites had only occupied our own continent and the Eastern Crystal Isle, which King Dyeva gave to us after the Crystal War ended, until the Sprityn-Trollic Treaty, and so, my people only spoke Sprityn and Crystalline. My grandfather was King at the time of the Treaty. He thought it best to teach my father the Common Language so that he could communicate with the Trollics and the Humans who emigrated to the Isle. This proved even better when Sprites migrated further south into the Life Continent. Many in the north speak a hybrid of Sprityn and the Common Language.

When all settles on Teorre, I plan to reinstate the study of the old Sprityn language, so that it does not die with me.



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I speak Spanglish haha. Is there anything language you would like to learn? I want to learn ASL. I used to be really into it, but it fell off (I think because of Spanish lol).





*This post occurred before I changed Ghuli's name to Jonnie*

3 comments:

  1. You don't want to lose your native tongue.

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  2. Oh well, even princes can't be perfect :) I'd love to learn Chinese. What a great idea to explore the characters. . .one I'm going to borrow on a couple of mine.

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