Neeebork

Neeebork (also known as Roopity, Strik Strak, Teeteetee, and, most confusingly, the Common Tongue, among other names), is the vibrant and ever-changing language of the gnomes. Like the Common tongue, it is written from left to right, top to bottom, unless the author wants to organize the letters in a different way. This happens frequently, even in formal documents. Neeebork shares the Common alphabet, with characters borrowed liberally from other alphabets or invented on the spot.

It is worth noting that there is no such thing as a Neeebork dictionary. Although many of the most functional words in the language remain constant, the vast majority of its vocabulary is in a constant state of flux, with words being invented or altered all the time. The quality of a given word is judged by how closely its sound matches its meaning or, barring that, how much fun it is to say. A large portion of the Neeebork vocabulary is thus onomatopoeic.

Unsurprisingly, Neeebork is loathed by many linguistic prescriptivists who feel that its protean nature renders it useless as a language. Conversely, many poets and playwrights prefer to write in Neeebork because of the great deal of freedom it allows them, particularly in differentiating the connotations of otherwise similar words.

Neeebork

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