All of the fantasy creatures of Azuria still speak the ancient tongue of our ancestors, Àrzɐrŷḁn (Az-uri-an). The only way I know to describe it is as the romances languages, old latin and gaelic all mixed together.
School children are expected to learn this from an early age, as the fairies, dwarfs, unicorns and other mystical creatures of Azuria still use this as their main form of communication. Many sects throughout the kingdom have their own what you might call ‘accents’, that add a bit of confusion to oral comprehension.
The Càarta Àrzɐrŷḁ, the “Azurian Charter”, is scribed in old Àrzɐrŷḁn. We use the old language in weddings, naming ceremonies and other official events.
We had a beautiful weekend here in Azuria for the Fairy Naming Ceremony . The sky was a bright azure and the sun was warm. The flower floats crowded people into the streets for the parade and procession into the Ampitheatre where all the people of Azuria attended the annual Fairy Naming Ceremonies. Here is a short list of the fairies named Saturday afternoon.
The complete list is available at the Azurian Library in Cerulean Square.
Princess Féeleia (Fay-le-yah) from the Fairy King Féylyn and Queen Zarria
Cameĳla (Ca-mill-ah) from the Earl and Countess Camellia
Daphodile (Daf-o-dill) from the Honorable Narcïssus
Îszam (Is-zam) from the Honorable Îrise
Lĳlan (Lee-lin) and Lilĳa (Lil-lee-yah) from the Honorable
Lily Lælah (Lay-lah) from the Honorable SweetPea
Do you recognize any of the flower names above? They are written in native Azurian, but perhaps you have some of these in your own garden. If you were a fairy, what would you choose as your flower dress? What’s your favorite flower?
Venia Sapientia Vires literally means Grace Wisdom Strength. These Latin words were bestowed upon Azuria thousands of years ago when the decision was made to save the unicorns and send them to Azuria.
We are pleased to introduce a new monthly series, Story Time with Princess Genevieve, coming January 23rd at 11am. Join us for a morning full of magic and enchantment right here at your Warrenton Border’s®. The Princess will be sharing one of her favorite fantasy stories and bringing a special gift for her guests.
We look forward to sharing the magic of The Kingdom of Azuria™ to you. Enter new world with each book.
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