The Borgim Empire

Language

Borgim Alphabet

Symbol Say Trans
bb
ewu
zz
kwqu
nn
g (hard)g
kk
ll
eei
hh
aye
dd
oho
vv
ff
awa
pp
tt
kc
mm
rr
ss
y
kh

In the Borgim and Old Borgim languages, I is pronounced as 'ee', E is 'ay', A is 'aw', O is 'oh' and U is 'oo'. G is always hard. Accent marks indicate the 'short' form of that vowel. Typically the third syllable is emphasized.

The names of the Celestial Ones have been preserved from an even older language than Old Borgim. In these words the C and Kh are used to represent the unvoiced palatal and velar fricatives, sounds which exist in neither English, nor in Borgim--where a k sound is usually substituted for both. The J is a voiced sh (DJ sounds like the j in jump, and TJ sounds like a ch). DH is used to represent a voiced th (as in there). Vowels in these names tend to be flatter and the accent is usually on the second syllable.

The Borgim words that appear in my stories, plus a few more can be found on the Glossary Page.

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