A Twist Develops

While researching Lortho I discovered this word:

didera [di.ˈdɛ.ɾa] n. neut • invalid, a person disabled by illness or injury; (informal) non-believer, heretic

The informal definition of this word really struck me. I had always thought the Lorthoans to be a kind and loving people, but even as this culture is deeply rooted in the power of nature, they, too, have their ways of removing those who do not follow “the way.” It intrigues me since they equate a non-believer as an invalid. Thus, this opens a new door into the world surrounding this culture—and created plenty of questions: Where do these unbelievers go? Do they have a dialect? Did they make an underground network or perhaps a secret form of communication with one another? Are they mortal enemies? Who ousts these diderane1? Are there different factions or sects within the de facto religion? Are there sympathizers? And many more.

In no other area of my research did I stumble upon anything like this which leads me to believe that the Lorthoan scribes omitted the diderane from written history. Could the diderane be related to the recent discovery I made with the loesheq2? So many questions. I’m really curious what will pop up in my research. I will definitely take a closer look at Dhakhsh to see if there is indeed a link.

1 diderane [ˌdi.dɛ.ˈɾa.nɛ] n. neut. pl.
2 loesheq [ˈlœ.ɕɯq] n. · people, the speakers of Dhakhsh

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