History Main / SacredLanguage

29th Aug '17 6:34:45 AM Shadowgazer
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** Or it was "What rich people spoke"(kinda like French in the eighteenth century). Maybe a bit of both.

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** Or From the perspective of other less powerful nations, especially after Numenor's corruption by Sauron, it was merely "What rich people spoke"(kinda like French in the eighteenth century). Maybe a bit of both.
8th Jul '17 9:48:21 AM nombretomado
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See also LanguageOfMagic and BlackSpeech. TruthInTelevision, as TheOtherWiki can [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_language attest]] to, along with a non-exhaustive list of real-life examples in their own folder.

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See also LanguageOfMagic and BlackSpeech. TruthInTelevision, as TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki can [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_language attest]] to, along with a non-exhaustive list of real-life examples in their own folder.
13th Jan '17 9:06:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** This trope is parodied in another of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', with "High Imperial" which the readers will recognize as the rather ridiculous sounding [[JiveTurkey thieves' cant]] from the ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy.

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** This trope is parodied in another of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', with "High Imperial" which the readers will recognize as the rather ridiculous sounding [[JiveTurkey thieves' cant]] from the ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy.
22nd Nov '16 12:56:23 PM MarqFJA
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TruthInTelevision, as it can be noticed below. See also LanguageOfMagic and BlackSpeech.

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TruthInTelevision, as it can be noticed below. See also LanguageOfMagic and BlackSpeech.BlackSpeech. TruthInTelevision, as TheOtherWiki can [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_language attest]] to, along with a non-exhaustive list of real-life examples in their own folder.
13th Aug '16 12:33:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler speculated in his non-fiction book ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that in the Stone Age, language (as in, speaking) may have been restricted to the priests, just as was the case with writing in some cultures.

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* [[DichterUndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler speculated in his non-fiction book ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that in the Stone Age, language (as in, speaking) may have been restricted to the priests, just as was the case with writing in some cultures.
6th May '16 1:09:45 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Acorna'' series, one planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Acorna'' series, ''Literature/AcornaSeries'', one planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.
12th Nov '15 4:25:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, Asgard has a special classical language that's referred to as the Sacred Tongue. While all characters from Asgard conveniently speak Japanese(/English) for the sake of the players and other characters, someone's fluency in the Sacred Tongue (which is rendered in Greek letters) is incontrovertible evidence that they are from Asgard. This is an early plot point in ''RivieraThePromisedLand'', where Ursula's knowledge of the Sacred Tongue doesn't quite match up with the image Hector wants the main characters to have of her.

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* In the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, Asgard has a special classical language that's referred to as the Sacred Tongue. While all characters from Asgard conveniently speak Japanese(/English) for the sake of the players and other characters, someone's fluency in the Sacred Tongue (which is rendered in Greek letters) is incontrovertible evidence that they are from Asgard. This is an early plot point in ''RivieraThePromisedLand'', ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', where Ursula's knowledge of the Sacred Tongue doesn't quite match up with the image Hector wants the main characters to have of her.
5th Nov '15 10:12:35 AM nombretomado
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* Old Church Slavonic for the Russian [[OrthodoxChristianity Orthodox Church]].

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* Old Church Slavonic for the Russian [[OrthodoxChristianity [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Orthodox Church]].
27th Aug '15 9:03:11 AM Landis
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** This trope is parodied in another of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', with the "High Speech" which the readers will recognize as the rather ridiculous sounding [[JiveTurkey thieves' cant]] from the ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy.

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** This trope is parodied in another of Creator/BrandonSanderson's works, ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', with the "High Speech" Imperial" which the readers will recognize as the rather ridiculous sounding [[JiveTurkey thieves' cant]] from the ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy.
2nd Mar '15 6:35:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the WarhammerFantasy Roleplaying game, the priests of Sigmar learn the Dwarven language.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' has the language called Celestial for the native tongue of the heavenly planes. For evil cultists, there is Abyssal and Infernal, the languages of demons and devils, respectively.\\

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* In the WarhammerFantasy TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy Roleplaying game, the priests of Sigmar learn the Dwarven language.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the language called Celestial for the native tongue of the heavenly planes. For evil cultists, there is Abyssal and Infernal, the languages of demons and devils, respectively.\\



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has a {{Zigzagged}} example. The Old Realm is the language of the creators of the world ([[OurTitansAreDifferent called primordials]]), but in the distant past, the gods [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled]] against said creators. The creators were defeated, and imprisoned in AnotherDimension called {{Hell}}. Therefore, the Old Realm turned from SacredLanguage into BlackSpeech in the perception of most of the world. It ''remains'' Sacred for the cultists who worship the defeated creators.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a {{Zigzagged}} example. The Old Realm is the language of the creators of the world ([[OurTitansAreDifferent called primordials]]), but in the distant past, the gods [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled]] against said creators. The creators were defeated, and imprisoned in AnotherDimension called {{Hell}}. Therefore, the Old Realm turned from SacredLanguage into BlackSpeech in the perception of most of the world. It ''remains'' Sacred for the cultists who worship the defeated creators.
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