Based off information here: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Draconic_language
- Hard consonants, hissing sounds, and throat sounds.
- Stress on the first syllable; stress on first and last syllables for important ideas.
- Modifier words (adjectives, adverbs) get placed before the modified word in descending order of importance. Modifier word may be repeated after the modified word as well for emphasis.
- Iokharic writing system.
- Doesn’t look like a lot of word building happened; possibly need to construct a list of core words.
- Doesn’t seem like a very consistent set of sounds, and the noted affinity for hard and hissing sounds doesn’t seem consistent here.
- A lot of prefixes have an optional (i) inserted in there, perhaps suggesting preference for separating consonant sounds.
- Need more fleshed out grammar rules. Word order?
- ekess – to
- erekess – through
- gethrisj – to go
- ghent – after
- ghoros – before
- ihk – for
- shafaer – on
- unsinti – beside
- vhir – below
- zara – behind
- shar – but
- sjek – if
- usv – or
- vur – and
- zyak – so
- ar(i)- – my, of mine, of (genitive prefix)
- veth(i)- my (used for items owned, possessive prefix)
- er- (ethe-) – my (used for relationships, possessive prefix)
- -i – plural or diminutive suffix
- -ia – place name suffix
- wux – you
- ya – I
- tiamash – like Tiamat (used like “asshole”)
- henich – unhatched, rotten egg, bastard
- pothoc – stupid
I made a list of observed sounds from the dictionary here: Draconic sounds.csv
I may write a Python script later to automate parsing out words, looking for consonant clusters, vowel clusters, and (roughly) discrete sounds.