Language of the Fae: Tëyaθükyan

This has been written as a spin-off to Age of Sirene and includes information about the Lighting Tree Universe and the conlang, Tëyaθükyan, the language of the fae.

This Tëyaθükyan handbook has been edited by Sanja Lorafaren with additional information about the usage of Kludlan and its importance to the Creatures of the Night.

Sleeping Beauty by Grimm Brothers translated to Kludlanyng (the old Kludlan).

Esthero’s Letter

The study of Thykyan was mostly reserved for the Seeds who studied under the tutelage of the Lucius Temple. As a Seed, I felt the need to write this book to allow others to learn the language of our ancestors, to reconnect us to the truth long ago found by our fore-tree, Wing of Solum and Nou of Anima.

There is no greater joy than in sharing the knowledge and belief that we, as individuals, are capable of greatness. We must only be open to the possibilities and driven to unlock the truth buried within ourselves.

We are all Seeds.

The History of Tëyaθükyan

The language of the fae.

Tëyaθükyan is an endoethnonym synthetic language. Tëya (tœ/ia) is how the Faes refer to themselves. θükyan (thee/kian) means language or saying. Effectively, together it means “Our Language”.

Thykyan is the shortened version that is often used when referring to the language by others. It is commonly used by Alchemists after the genocide of Faes known as the Infernal of Faes, a war against the creatures some centuries ago. The spelling of certain symbols/letters has also evolved through time and usage.

Each region within the Echerus Empire mixes Thykyan with their native language or Ancient Languages. These languages are:
  • Ancient Dragon Language (ADL) Russian
  • Serpent Mountain Language (SML) Azerbaijani
  • Gigant Mountain Language (GML) Romanian
  • Ancient Qilin Language (AQL) Chinese
  • Ancient Anjana Language (AAL) Spanish/Gallaecian
  • Klœdlan

Tëyathykyan was first spoken by Vir the Guardian, the Lighting Tree, and the Fae. The language was passed down to the four types of man: Solum, Unda, Anima, and Ignis. The tradition of passing down the language was prevalent during the earlier years of the world. This diminished once technology and science became more prominent. The earliest recorded of loss of speakers was during Nou’s time.

Nou was the last known Seed to have been taught directly by the Lighting Tree and Vir.

The version of the language most people speak today is a bastardised version.

Seeds of the Lucius Temple can all read and write Tëyaθükyan, but not all have the same level of proficiency of speaking the language. Most Alchemists are not well-versed in either aspect which is why other languages are mixed in. The difference in their ability to speak the language does not hinder their alchemical ability, but it does help increase if they are more versed in the languages they use.

There are only five people on record in the current history who are able to read, write, and speak fluent Tëyaθükyan within the Echerus Empire.

These are:

  1. Nina Dimdóttir, the only person who is not a Seed
  2. Esthero of Ignis
  3. Eiririan of Unda (Princess Ji-Won) 
  4. Vivre of Unda
  5. A young girl, knighted at 12-years-old. Unnamed.



Klœdlan is a version of the old language spoken by the Creatures of the Night, mainly by faeries and dryads/nymphs as they are closely related to Faes. They would be like the Elves of Tolkien’s Universe.

Today, it is often spelled as Kludlan, which can be confusing as the letter “u” can be pronounced in two ways, as “oe” or “oo”. 

* For the purpose of easier consumption, the rest of this dictionary will be written using the Kludlan spelling. *

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Rules of the Language


θükyan SpellingKludlan SpellingIPANotes
ɑaɑShort a’s; front
äääShort a “eh” when at the start or end, long a “ay” if at the middle
a͡ʊoua͡ʊSaid as “aw” or “au”
uuuShort “oo”; back
œuœShort u (like in French)
ʊoʊLong “oo”; front or “ee”
ëeeShort e
üyʏShort i; front / long e Use ‘y’ if before vowel

The spelling for Thykyan is mostly based on how they are spoken as the language (by the fae) first was made to be spoken and not written.

Writing came after the creation of the Giant Tree, where the Lucius Temple is now erected.

The Giant Tree was the first settlement that Solum, Unda, Anima, and Ignis created together. It is also where Unda first began to create a writing system for their language. Later, it would be learned by the Creatures of the Night who dwelled in the shadows of the land. That is also how Klœdlan became a language.

The written Klœdlan language was first documented during Nou’s time by Gärd and her husband, Wing of Solum.


b͡hbah/ bh / bb͡hSound “bah” / bah when written in Klœdlan
m͡hmah/ mh/ mm͡hSound “mah” / mah when written in Klœdlan
ðdhð“Dh” or “dah”
gggHard g or j, interchangeable
n / ŋn / ŋn /ng
θthθTh when written in Klœdlan
N/Ass‘Es’ ‘See’

Nouns have three cases:

  • Nominative is the doer of a verb: dog bites man.
  • Accusative is the done-to of a verb: man bites dog.
  • Genitive is the possessor of something: dog’s tail hits man.
  • Dative is the recipient of something: man gives ball to dog


Θükyan OriginalKludlan Spelling
NominativeNo affix ʍʊʍa͡ʊ /‘hwʊhwa͡ʊ’/  dog (doing the verb)Hwohwau
AccusativeSuffix -u ʍʊʍa͡ʊu /hwʊhwa͡ʊu’/  (verb done to) dogHwohauu
GenitiveIf starts with vowel: Prefix g- Else: Prefix gy- If ends with a vowel: Suffix -t Else: Suffix -ut ʍʊʍa͡ʊt /‘hwʊhwa͡ʊt’/ dogʼsHwohwaut
DativePrefix b͡hʊ- b͡hoʍʊʍa͡ʊ /‘b͡hʊhwʊhwa͡ʊ’/ to (the/a) dogBhohwohwau

Θükyan OriginalKludlan Spelling
SingularNo affix ʍʊʍa͡ʊ /‘hwʊhwa͡ʊ/  dogHwohwau
PluralIf starts with vowel: Prefix m͡h- Else: Prefix m͡hy- If ends with a vowel: Suffix -ð Else: Suffix -að ʍʊʍa͡ʊð /‘hwʊhwa͡ʊð/ dogsHwohwaudh

Θükyan OriginalKludlan Spelling
Definiteθʊ /θʊ/ theTho
Indefinitexʊ /khʊ/ a, someKho


Θükyan OriginalKludlan Spelling
PresentNo affix ðaŋ learndang
Pastʊðaŋ learnedodang
Futuregʊðaŋ will learn gudang

Use of verb tenses wasn’t common until after the establishment of the Giant Tree some decades later. It is unsure whether or not the use of the tenses were created as civilisation became more common, opposing the nomadic tendencies of man.

There are no known records of any other form changes.

Possessive Determiners

Θükyan OriginalKludlan Spelling
1st singular  myb͡hubahu
2nd singular  yourm͡humahu
3rd singular masc  his
3rd singular fem  her
1st plural  ourm͡hü mahy
2nd plural  your (pl)tu
3rd plural  theirb͡honbahon
* It is important to note that “masculine” and “feminine” possessive determiners were created later when population increased. This was added in by the descendants of the firsts.


1st singulargü /gy/ Idakh /ðakh/ me, Itäkh  /täkh/ minem͡ha͡ʊ  /m͡haʊ̯/ to me ta͡ʊt  /taʊ̯t/ to me
2nd singularxa͡ʊ  /khaʊ̯/ youxan /khan/ youa͡ʊ /aʊ̯/ yourstat /tat/ to you
3rd singular mascm͡hä  /m͡hä/ he, itthäm͡h  /θäm͡h/ him, itkhü /khy/ his, itsdann  /ðann/ to him, at it
3rd singular femb͡hœ /b͡hœ/ she, itod /ʊð/ her, itb͡häʍ  /b͡hähw/ hers, itsdœ /ðœ/ to her, at it
1st pluralthä /θä/ wetœth  /tœθ/ us, wem͡hëm͡h /m͡hëm͡h/ oursdom͡h /ðʊm͡h/ to us
2nd pluralm͡hä /m͡hä/ you allgäm͡h /gäm͡h/ you allxœ  /khœ/ yours (pl)xä /khä/ to you all
3rd pluraltekh /tëkh/ theygäth /gäθ/ them, theyœŋn  /œŋn/ theirstü /ty/ to them

Derivational Morphology

Θükyan SpellingKludlan Spelling
Adjective adverbIf ends with vowel: Suffix -g Else: Suffix -ag
Adjective noun (the quality of being [adj])Suffix -ä
Adjective verb (to make something [adj])If ends with vowel: Suffix -gu Else: Suffix -aʊ̯guElse: Suffix -augu
Noun adjective (having the quality of [noun])Suffix -y
Noun adjective relating to nouns (e.g. economy economics)If ends with a vowel: Suffix -ð Else: Suffix -äðIf ends with a vowel: Suffix -dh Else: Suffix -ädh
Noun verbSuffix -a
Verb adjective (result of doing [verb])If ends with vowel:  Suffix b͡hœ Else: Suffix -b͡hœtIf ends with vowel: Suffix bhu Else: Suffix -bhut
Tending toIf ends with vowel: Suffix -t Else: Suffix -at
Verb noun (the act of [verb])Suffix -œ
Verb noun that verb produces (e.g. know knowledge)Suffix -um͡hSuffix -umah
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint painter) If ends with vowel: Suffix -tä Else: Suffix -œtäElse: Suffix -utä
Place of (e.g. wine winery)If ends with vowel: Suffix -n
Else: Suffix -yn

Diminutive If ends with vowel: Suffix -n
Else: Suffix -aʊ̯n
Else: Suffix -aun
AugmentativeIf ends with vowel:  Suffix -ŋ Else: Suffix -yŋ

Number – 10 Number System

Θükyan SpellingKludlan Spelling
11 (10 and 1)ÄtovedyetÄtovedyet
100Dyet äDyet ä
101 (one hundred one)Dyet ä dyetDyet ä dyet
200Nrä äNray ä
1000 (one thousand)DyettäkhDyettäkh

Sentence Structure

The basic Thykyan sentence structure is Subject, Object, Verb (SOV). This is the same sentence structure you see in Japanese, Korean, and to some extent German.

Kludlan follows similarly, but like German will also vary to Subject, Verb, Object.

We will follow the Kludlan sentence structure as it is my native language. Thykyan, though became a written language thanks to Unda, was not meant to be one. It was simply the language that the Lighting Tree first spoke.

Vir, the first Fae, and creation of the Lighting Tree, write in Kludlan as they see themselves as a Creature of the Night– a being that was once simply referred to as someone not born directly from the light cast by the Lighting Tree. The term means very differently in present times.

Θükyan Translation

SimpleI see a man.
Gy thorum nangu.
I man see.
CompoundShe took her dog for a walk, and they found a friend.
Gäth hwohwau okhag ve gäth lädlu nangu.
(They) dog walked and (they) friend found.
ComplexSince a thunderstorm happened, my dog hid under the bed.
Anima kahwet, täkh hwohwau mahähwa nab.
Sky angry, mine dog shelter take.

Kludlan Translation

SimpleI see a man.
Gy nangu thorum.
I see man.
CompoundShe took her dog for a walk, and they found a friend.
Gäth okhag hwohwau ve gäth nangu lädlu.
(They) walked dog and (they) found friend.
ComplexSince a thunderstorm happened, my dog hid under the bed.
Anima kahwet, täkh hwohwau nab mahähwa.
Sky angry, mine dog take shelter.

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