Questions tagged [rlyehian]

Use for questions about R'lyehian, an invented language of cosmic horror created by American author H. P. Lovecraft for his Cthulhu Mythos. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!

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How to conjugate “fhtagn” in R'lyehian?

The accepted translation of Lovecraft's "Cthulhu fhtagn" seems to be "Cthulhu dreams". How would one conjugate "fhtagn" to get the word derivations "dream", "dreamer", "dreaming". This answer had a ...
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What is R'lyehian based on?

In his Cthulhu Mythos, H. P. Lovecraft includes several snippets of the R'lyehian language, including the "Cthulhu chant": Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! We have a vocabulary ...
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unique agglutinative root system? [closed]

The language of The Old Ones is described as "an agglutinative speech with root systems utterly unlike any found in human languages" (H.P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time", Chapter 4). What ...