Languages of the Great Continent:
The structure of the Juralic languages, which were the ones related to Atlantean and spoken within the Empire, was that Juralic was the original "mother language", from which sprang over many hundreds of years the four descendant languages: Atlantean, Chalcran, Helvran and Yalland. This is similar to the position in our world of Latin, and its descendants: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, etc.
I have reproduced enough of these texts to give the reader a general understanding of how everything fitted together, and an explanation of the grammar of some of the languages, especially Juralic and Atlantean. I have also set down some of the vocabulary. The vocabulary links below give word-lists of Juralic, Atlantean, Chalcran, Helvran and Yalland, in English alphabetical order, from "a" onwards: words beginning with letters further down the alphabet can be reached from links at the bottom of each page.
Firstly, there are the general outlines of the languages and linguistic history:
This is a basic description
of the Atlan language (Atlantean): Atlantean language
For a linguistic analysis of a quite long piece of original Atlantean text, go to: Creation of the world - analysis
following link describes the history
of the whole Juralic system of languages, of which Atlantean is
one: The Juralic languages.
This link is an overall picture of the other, non-Juralic languages, spoken on the Great Continent: Non-Juralic languages
Then there is an article about how personal names were formed: Atlantean personal names
link explains how place-names on the Continent consisted of elements from
many different languages: Place names of the Great Continent
is a listing in alphabetical order of English words, with their original
Juralic, and Atlantean, Chalcran, Helvran and Yalland equivalents (where
known). Each section covers a part of the alphabet:
Home Page The Atlantean language Juralic languages vocabulary (1) a-b Juralic-Atlantean-English vocabulary a-d Atlantean-English-Juralic vocabulary a-d The Juralic languages Non-Juralic languages Atlantean personal names Place names of the Great Continent place names elements