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« on: 02 February 2002, 02:05:00 »

For the edification of Sorren's children (at least the human ones - coz the dwarves and elves and so on would have a completely different take on what should be included!)

Collected and compiled from a variety of schooling chants by the wandering Masterbard Judith of Santharia.

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         An ABC Primer for Sorren’s Children

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A        is for ADLEMIR, tallest of trees /  its Simn seeds go floating abroad on the breeze.
B        stands for BEAR, and savage is he / in Cartashian mountains he goes roaming free.
C        is for CANDLEBUSH, giving us light / oily the berries make candles so bright.
D        is the DOCH NUT, so salty to taste / but eat not too many, they thicken the waist!
E        stands for EFRYST, a weapon of might / three wooden pieces send armies to flight.
F        we name FORIDUS, that we know well / a plant and a spice grown for farmers to sell.
G        is for GRIFFON, a beast so absurd / yet handsome the cross between lion and bird!
H        is the HALOEN, that all desire / a guide and protector, a bird made of fire.
I        is INJERA, and its other name / the Sun, Foiros’ fire, a great orb of flame.
J        name JAMLISO, a mage of renown / a ring he enchanted to call healing down.
K        is the letter for KIES, so tall / its Tra fruit is shaped like a tasty  red ball.
L        stands for LORAHOUGH, ready to take / its pods burning bright like the flame of a drake!
M        we call MERMAID, a creature of sea / she swims in the water and singeth sweetly.
N        now is NYERMERSYS, town of two wars / majestic its towers and scarred are its doors.
O        is for OGRE with nose broad and flat / its teeth they are sharp and its belly is fat.
P        is the PITWORM, from R’unor so far / ‘tis  said they are tasty, if look be no bar!
Q        let be QUALLIAN, a forest most fair / the Adlemir Tree and the Cloewen live there.
R        must be ROSE, a beautiful bloom / its flowers and fragrance will grace any room.
S        stands for SOR’INYT, a tribe of the sand / where women are warriors and men, they say,  banned.
T        is for THAR, like a star from the skies / he ruled four kingdoms, a lord great and wise.
U        let be ULGAROTH, placid and large / barbarian-ridden, the size of a barge!
V        is the VOID, an etherial dream / where nothing but Ava is as it might seem.
W        WARG, a beast of the hills / ferocious in hunting and making its kills.
X        stands for XEUA, the spirit between / connector of all things and yet never seen.
Y        is the YAHRLE, stops bleeding and pain / cut it and crush it, t’will flower again.
Z        it is ZYLOTH, now endeth this page / beware of its fangs and its terrible rage!




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« Reply #1 on: 02 February 2002, 04:27:00 »

Kewl!!

Ok, now we need to get busy on the rest of the languages? :)


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« Reply #2 on: 02 February 2002, 07:05:00 »

Well, I'm hoping to do a series of simple (woodcut look) illustrations for each letter, and then have the Primer pages made up (perhaps two to a screen?) with a little hand icon in the lower right corner, so when you click it the page 'flips' (any talented HTML/Flash people out there?) to the next two letters.  It would LOOK like the children's book it's supposed to be, instead of the boring 'table' form above...

This would be a longerterm project, of course - but it would be so much fun!    

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« Reply #3 on: 02 February 2002, 11:14:00 »

Very nice Bard.

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