This is the root language of Earthsea and the language that allows wizards and mages to take control of things. The true names and words for things, which are given in this tongue, give a witch or wizard control over the object.

Dragons speak this and are capable of twisting the truth, though they cannot lie. But when humans speak the true speech they must speak the full truth.

Examples:

agnen   rune of ending

agni   king

ahi eheraihe   unknown; perhaps dismount

ahivaraihe   unknown; perhaps dismount

ahm   the beginning, long ago

aissadan verw nadannan   what was divided is divided

anvassa mane harw pennodathe!   I break the bond that holds you!

arhada   trees of a species unique to the Immanent Grove on Roke

aro?   where is?

arw   here

ayezur   quicksilver, mercury

ekavroe ai oelwantar   the opening of a spell of changing

emenn   open!

es eyemra   our language

essa   foam

essiri   willow

ges   rune conferring endurance

gorbardon   crown

haath   dragon

hoeg   otak; a small mammal

iebera   petal of moly flower

inien   sea

kebbo   rabbit

kest   minnow

lebannen   rowan

medeu   sister, brother

memeas   I will come

nam hietha arw Ged arkvaissa   if thou seekest Ged here find him

noth hierth malk man, hiolk han merth han!   spell for calling goats

ogion   fir cone

ohb   the end

partonath   sepal of moly flower

pirr   rune protecting against fire, wind and madness

senvanissai'n ar Roke!   take/carry us to Roke!

siasa   eyelash

sifl   speed well, the name of a rune

simn   work well, the name of a rune

sobriost   mount!

suk   feather

thesse Kalessin   I am Kalessin

tolk   rock, pebble

turres   semen

verw nadan   the division

Yaved   Trimmer's Dell, a valley on Gont

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