Lethatu…Oops.

Ravyn's LetterI’m one of those people who loves to create worlds, and when I create a world, I want to create all of it. I want maps of everything, cultures to inhabit it, stories, history, religion, magic, and language. And I was well on my way to having all of that.

Then I moved.

Somehow, in the process of moving, the notebook I had written the grammar rules and such in disappeared. It’s a loss, I’ll agree, but it also gives me the opportunity to make some changes to the language and make it more in line with what I want it to be. To that effect, I’m not mourning the loss of the notebook. Instead, I’m going to begin at the beginning and make something that was better than the original. The only down side I can see is that the letter Ravyn Grimsbane left to her daughter Gwennyth will have to be a dialect not spoken anywhere else. But that’s okay, too.

What aspects of world-building are your favorite? Do you relish the opportunity to make changes? Feel free to comment.

Best wishes!

Lissa Dobbs

http://www.lissadobbs.com

Cover Secrets

I’m still working on the language of Grevared, and it’s somewhat of a lengthy process.  However, it’s far enough along that I can make basic phrases to put on the covers of the books.

Each one of the Ethan Grimley III books has a short phrase in Lethatu, the language of Grevared, on the cover.

book-one-lethatuOn book one, A Walker is Born, the phrase ‘bakvikamin otana velobisax’ (We create our own destinies) is written along Ethan’s sword.

 

 

 

 

book-two-lethatuOn book two, Cronus Attacks, ‘bildiyiniznmez hecke’ (know thyself) appears across the top of he mirror.

 

 

book-three-lethatuOn book three, Revenge of Cronus, the phrase ‘untuz fitwasabren'(happy holidays) appears across the top of the hourglass.

 

 

I’m hoping that it won’t be too much longer before I have the language completed and can start really applying myself to learning it and, perhaps, adding more phrases to the books. I’ll have to admit that creating it is a lot of fun.

Best wishes!

Lissa Dobbs

http://www.lissadobbs.com