Pahdur language

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Native toThe Valtir
Language isolate
  • Berinese
    • Pahdur
Early forms
Old Berinese
  • Aytanaic Pahdur
    • Dakritic Pahdur
      • Pahdur
Latin, Myasā Tōbosu
Official status
Regulated byChurch of the Pahun

The Pahdur language (in Myasā Tōbosu: Pahdur) is the liturgical language of the Church of the Pahun, developed in 2011 at the zenith of the First Berinese Empire. It was originally meant to be a secret sacred language used by the Pagan Pahunists. This early form is now known as the Aytanaic Pahdur. In 2012 the State of Dakrit was created, and the Aytanaic Pahdur language was regulated and modified to fit the needs of the Holy State, creating what is now known as the Dakritic Pahdur language. The Pahdur language used nowadays is slightly different from its Dakritic predecessor in terms of grammar and, to a lesser extent, lexicon.

The Pahdur language has influenced the Sabian languages and thanks to the syncretization of the Sabioveronese Valtirian culture and the Church of the Pahun many Sabian and Lycene words appear on the modern Pahdur vocabulary. The word pahdur means "Language of the Pahun" in Aytanaic Pahdur, being a portmanteau of Pahun and dur'ze ("tongue").

The Pahdur language was initially conceived to be written in the common Latin script Old Berinese had used. However in modern times the Archaic Lycene Script or Myasā Tōbosu has been used to render the language. Due to the impracticality of the Myasā Tōbosu in the Lycene language, the script has fallen to be considered more of a Pahunist trait than a Lycene one.