The Early Tachygraph
excerpt in translation from Vitoria Queiros' 1998 quaterno Thirteen Inventions which Changed the World, published by Pontudra Editions.
Par surcresc, l'accaç campaner baric sta nuverrem aðief a noc ancour l'ançan doujug a gonfan e lamp destarrir, magn afferjarant tras Spagn, Gal eð Italy.
Moreover, the barrick steeplepost was still so young that it had not displaced the earlier flag-lamp system, widespread across Spain, Gaul and Italy.
Deur certan exclusion (cos celeberrem y fil Cracou a Bitom ne Pologn souðer), debriscellisað er y tar prest ag respanment d'accaç filað tras Europ aust e norðer, e vray des l'eç polity receveu nos y majortað dy tarrouçon cas astrapophor nell'Asc Asteller aval.
With some exceptions (notably the Cracow-Bitom line in southern Poland), the ground was clear for the spread of wired post across northern and eastern Europe, and indeed it is from these places that we get most of the barrick innovations of the late Workshop period.
Lor y ci tachygraph filað primal stan fatuous por laurar e tan car por accarr—doutr allors sceye poy advantaç savibr a edifiç marcant, possent cos fagl hur dar an coutoccour ja suet cas y model d'Adamich.
So the early wired tachygraphs were cumbersome to use and expensive to get hold of—and furthermore there was little incentive for businesses, who could simply hire a tapper already fluent in the Adamich system.
debriscellisar "cut back"
- to prune, trim,
to cut back overgrowing plants;
- to clear out undergrowth from an area;
- to lay the groundwork, set the stage,
to clear the ground for an undertaking
Etymology: a Middle Boral period derivation from briscel
"shrub, bush", literally "cause to be rid of low-growing plants". This noun from earlier arbriscel
, diminutive of arbr
"tree". In extended use the verb is seen from the eighteenth century.
Jo's debriscellisant por scoy d'un seman a scitation.
/ʒɔz ˌde.briˌxɛ.liˈzant pɔr xɔj dɪn seˈman a ˌxi.taˈdzjɔn/
[ʒoz ˌde.bʀɪˌçɛ.lɪˈzan pɔː xɔj dɪn sɪˈman a ˌçi.tɐˈdzjɔn]
1s=cop prune-ptcp.prs for easy.job of=indef week at exam
I'm laying the groundwork for a piece-of-cake exam week.
madarc "beat cop"
- lawman, beat cop
, police officer and especially one on patrol;
- (dated, Axbane and environs) truncheon, cudgel,
a short heavy club used as a weapon
Etymology: in its current sense formed in the early twentieth century by metonymy from its original meaning, from the prevalent use of such clubs by city constabularies. Meaning "club" it is much older; a Middle Boral borrowing from Arabic مَطَارِق (maṭāriq
) "hammer, fighting club", plural noun from the verb stem meaning "to knock, to hammer".
Taçað neðan y madarc avartr!
/ta.dzaθ neˈðan i maˈdark aˈvar.tr̩/
[tɐˈdzah nɪˈðan i mɐˈdɑːk ɐˈvɑː.tɐ]
be.quiet-2p lest def cop warn-inf
Shut up or you'll alert the cops!
coutoccar /ˌku.tɔˈkar/ [ˌku.tʊˈkɑː]
- to poke, prod, jab,
to push with a long and thing appendage such as a finger or stick;
- to tap, drum,
to strike lightly and/or repeatedly as with a finger or drumstick
- (colloquial, vulgar) to have sexual intercourse with, especially when forgoing extended flirtation or other niceties
Etymology: originally, along with the corresponding deverbal noun coutoc
"tap, poke, prod", in eighteenth-century staddenzen Boral as a borrowing from Yengatow [Tupi] cutuc
"to pierce, stab" (likely altered by analogy to toccar
"to touch, make contact with").
I coutoccau y tambour agil eð exact.
/i ˌku.toˈko i tamˈbur aˈʒɪl e‿ðegˈzakt/
[i ˌku.tʊˈko i tɐmˈbʊː ɐˈʒiw e‿ðɪgˈzakt]
3s tap-pst def drum agile and exact
Her drumming was deft and precise.
Borland (in Borlish Istr Boral
/ˈɪs.tʀ̩ boˈʀaɫ/) is the easternmost of the three major landmasses in the Northwestern Isles, and also the name of the singular polity located thereon. The capital of Borland is Damvath, a port city on the east coast of the island.
The name 'Borland' descends via from Old English Boralland, Borala land
'land of the Borlish people', where the first element is taken from Latin Borālī
The origin of the Latin demonym is disputed. It is unknown whether the Romans knew the land as īnsula boreālis
island in the north' before they settled Borland, or whether they borrowed the native Kelt name enis borag
'island of the dawn' (from its easterly position with respect to Albion and Ireland).
The Kelt population of Borland (self-described as the Bora Ale
) is poorly documented. The few attestations of their language suggest only a recent divergence from the Briton tongue; they are thought to have arrived on the island from Albion, not directly from the continent.
This culture was connected to the European trade mesh via the export of tin and iron. Imported pottery of this period from finds across the island has been found from as far afield as Egypt and Persia.
The Kelts were organised into many tribes each covering small regions and ruled from hill fort structures. Several important religious sites of this time have been unearthed; most famously the Çadrosc labyrinth, which has sparked much unfounded theorising as to its origin and purpose.
Borland developed diplomatic and trade links with Rome from the time of Julius Caesar and his expeditions to Britannia in 55 aN. The Roman conquest of Borland took place through the second half of the first century (especially during the Flavian period), building on their successes in Britannia.
Confederations of Kelt tribes resisted Roman occupation, especially in the north; several uprisings appear to have been explicitly imitating the successes of Buthick of the Iceni in Britannia.
In the second century, Emperor Hadrian adopted different strategies in Britain and Borland, characterised in Bervisson's 'An Eternal Rome: Ships of Theseus' as 'The Wall and the Hedgerow'. Possibly due to the lack of an analogous frontier to the Pictish lands, these policies are said to have led to significantly more autonomy in Borland, and in particular greater reliance on locally-born legions. There is evidence in writing of a sense of Borlish identity forming alongside the universal Roman citizenship.
It was also under Hadrian that Borland was made a separate province from Britannia; after the Diocletian reforms this became the Diocese of Boral.
Religion in Roman Borland
Just as the Romans did across the rest of the empire, the pre-existing sacred practices and divinities on Borland were interpreted through the lens of and recast in the mould of the Roman pantheon. This could be based on really quite tenuous analogies—for example, goddess of trade and the ocean Nahalennia was absorbed into the cult of Pluto, and she was syncretised with his wife Proserpina. Other deities were more localised, like Reagimos, a river god whose name lives on in the river Reim.
The fourth century saw the arrival of Roman Christianity on Borland, leading to the destruction or repurposing of many pagan site, both those originally from the Borland Kelts and shrines built by the Romans themselves.
There is evidence of considerable Roman emigration from Borland to the continent during the late fourth and early fifth centuries, primarily from the cities of the west and south such as Aquae Balneī and Pons Seianus. The urban east was less immediately affected, and even received some Roman immigration from Britannia.
At this time, German peoples (primarily Angles) came from the mainland and settled in Borland, while they and the Saxons also went further and settled much of further-collapsed Albion. By the end of the sixth century they had formed the Borlish petty kingdoms of Sothbar and Anglont, along with several minor outlying settlements.
Meanwhile, the political structure of self-described Roman Borland was changing rapidly. Without the external influence of Rome's authority, the decentralised network of towns in the east was unified under the rule of Prase
Victor Rossetus as the 'Diocese of Boral'.
First Kingdom of Borland
By the late sixth century the Diocese of Boral had become a monarchy (described in retrospect as the First Kingdom of Borland), whose ruling dynasty claimed descent from Rossetus.
This period saw a continuous influx of Christians (both Kelt and Roman people displaced by the German migrations and, later, missionaries) to the island. Rome under Pope Mercury II took a particular strategic influence in Borland, viewing it as a vital Christian outpost from which they could send missionaries east and west to aid the conversion of Albion and the Danes. For this reason, Borland's early monastic culture had an outward focus, unlike the insular communities of Ireland. The oldest surviving church in Borland is located at the Golfhaun Sanctuary (Asȳlum Æstuāriī
) which was consecrated at this time.
However, papal opinion of Borland was prone to change, and many saw it as a convenient place of unofficial exile for (politically or theologically) troublesome figures. Thus, any given Borland monastery might house semi-heretical monks 'entrusted with the conversion of the pagans', or else men with suspicious sympathies to one of the Grecian heresies (see in particular the role of Marmeronism).
The Tripartite Wars
The influx of English people into Borland continued throughout this period; for example, the Markish subjugation of East Anglia in the last decades of the eighth century sent many people east to the petty kingdoms of Anglont of Sothbar.
The question of fealty (that is, whether any kingdom of the island would received official recognition and deference from the others) vexed the island throughout this period, with conflicts leading to temporary alliances between Borland and Sothbar or Borland and Anglont depending on the political climate.
Finally, in the early ninth century, Roman king Stiglan married his son Marc to the only daughter of Alfegh of Anglont, unifying their kingdoms and forcing Sothbar to pledge fealty after the circa-810 N Battle of Fendal.
Attacks on Borland towns and monasteries by Dane raiders along the coasts began in the late eighth century, spreading gradually westward as viking raids grew lengthier and more lucrative. Through the ninth century raiding is gradually upgraded to long-term settlement, especially in the northern half of the island. Eventually, Dane pretenders (coronc
) to the Borland throne arose and threatened to topple the kingdom.
After the fall of the First Kingdom in 898 (and the establishment of Dane Borland ruled from Damvath), the young King Jothey went into exile with his wife Queen Brenna of Barrow to Sothbar. There they remained at court for over twenty years, and had several children. Subsequently they were forced to flee again to Kent as Dane Borland conquered the remainder of the island, uniting it for the first time since the Roman Empire.
In the context of the First Drengot Empire to the west and the German Empire to the south, independent Borland had significant strategic value both militarily and economically. This was especially true in the towns and cities along the south coast such as Axbane, which saw a great increase in harbour traffic during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
This period also saw the arrival of the Jacobin Fraternity to the island. Forced to flee Flanders in 1067 after being implicated in a popular uprising against Emperor Nathaniel II, they built the Penisular Monastery overlooking the city of Axbane.
With the collapse of the German Empire and growing sympathies towards the Augsburg See, Rome considered the Baptism of the North an urgent undertaking. The Rome-allied Duchy of Crain collaborated with Borlish missionary forces and the Convoy Australier to bring Christianity to Lithuania and its more distant Baltic neighbours.
The late thirteenth century sees the birth of a Borlish-language body of literature. Although we have earlier examples of treaties and religious texts in the vulgar tongue, works written in Borlish were hitherto sparse and either utilitarian or didactic.
In 1292 the chronicle 'The Life of Catrin of Kernow' (Y Við a Catrin de Cornou
) was written, detailing her early life, marriage into Borlish noblility and eventual assassination in 1232. It is notable for being the first long-form work of Borlish literature written about a layperson, rather than a saint or similar legendary figure.
The 14th and 15th centuries
The Noccair Lyceum of the 1300s exemplifies how the mediaeval university system was standardising across Europe. There, students were taught the Five Romantic Arts: Literature, Argument, Reckoning, Geometry and Songcraft. These were in essence the descendants of the seven Classical arts. Around 1400, as this system began to break down, the Lyceum began to teach alchemy (and a little later, post-Classical history).
The end of the fourteenth century marks the zenith of Borlish trade power, with cities along the Rustigh Strait (especially Axbane) trafficked both by the Dutch stadbund's fleet and Borland's own. In this way Borland served as a crossroads between the Vascon trade mesh in the west and the stadbund's to the east. Later, in the 1400s, Borland lost ground to the ascendant Wales and Vascony, which began to monopolise trade coming from the Middlesea and Africa.
In the first decade of the fifteenth century, Queen Natalia I and her husband King Joseph I ruled jointly. Their family had been and would continue to be beset by misfortune; all three of their sons predeceased them, as did their few male grandchildren (either in infancy or by misadventure).
The succession crisis prompted by their deaths in 1411 and 1416 spelt the end of their dynasty. From the ashes rose the Saulestran lineage of kings, whose banner comprised a white bar cutting a twilight-blue field.
Borland was not directly involved in the Albion-wide Wars of Fealty, but it received an influx of immigration from the polities involved, as people were displaced in the many border conflicts and attempted conquests. In particular, this period saw substantial Welsh, Devoner and Kernish immigration to the cities of southern Borland.
Borland after the Novamundine Landfall
With the dawn of the sixteenth century and the waning power of Vascony, the dominance of Borlish cities over regional trade reached its peak. Damvath was said to be the most-trafficked port in Europe outside the Middlesea at this time.
The Second Great Dying reached Borland in March of 1519; likely due to the volume of trade there, the island's first recorded death attributable to the plague was in Damvath during the year's green snowfall. Borland lost over four hundred thousand people—one-seventh of its population—to the plague.
After the death of Joseph III in 1534 N, his nephew Brandon II succeeded to the throne (King Joseph never succeeded in producing a natural-born heir, despite several recognised yet illegitimate children by his various mistresses). Having known he would inherit, King Brandon had made sure to be well-liked at court; upon his accession he managed to impose a terrene tax on the land despite significant opposition from his most powerful vassals.
Borland became entangled in the War for the Stavang Crown in the 1550s, a protacted succession crisis for the Dane Concert following the death of the king while undertaking a grand tour of his lands.
The practice of serfdom (already on its last legs) was legally abolished in Borland in 1564, but by that point it had not de facto
existed on the island for a generation. This is often cited as being due to the labour shortage resulting from the disruption of the Second Great Dying.
The 17th and 18th centuries
Borland's involvement in the Romantic Wars was restricted to a failed invasion (culminating in the Hawkirch Surrender of 1623), along with unstable arrangments with neighbouring polities regarding military aid in their conquests.
Through this period, Borlish trade guilds were involved in the establishment of staddomains along Atlantic Cappatia and Africa. Initially little more than tradingposts, these would grow into significant polities over the next centuries.
Agricultural innovations in Borland began to accelerate in the eighteenth century. The Pentrose survey of the 1730s was a coordinated effort to find the most productive or otherwise useful cultivars of many plants which spurred significant productivity increases. Its crowning glory was the braxoch beet, a hybrid of Silesian and Cassuvian beets whose sugar content was high enough to make domestic sugar production economical.
Borland in the Long Peace and afterward
The location of the Borlish parliament had until this point not been fixed to one building—usually one member would donate use of an estate for the duration of a legislative session. In the late eighteenth century this state of affairs ended, with the completion of the Jacobean Estates (Palaç Jagovin
) in Damvath.
During the inflamed period of Reaction War which followed the Long Peace, Borland participated in the Second German War. Borlish soldiers were present at the disastrously mismanaged Battle of Ulm in 1821, and they fought alongside troops from many nearby countries, such as Friule and Crovatia. The war and Borland's alliance with the Northern Concert sparked major mozard protests in cities across the country.
Borland in the Workshop decades
The steeplepost arrived late to Borland, with most of the island's flag-lamp lines being erected in the 1810s and 1820s (somewhat accelerated by strategic military considerations). Axbane was later connected to the continent at Texel in Willemy via air-steeples, but by 1860 this had been replaced (along with much of the island's steeplemesh) by a barrick line.
The spelling reform of 1870 (the last major revision to Borlish spelling conventions) primarily acted to standardise—at the time, many words had multiple forms in use reflecting more or fewer of the sound changes of the last few centuries.
The Good Game period
The genre of masquira which originated in Spain flourished in Borland in the late nineteenth century. The particular popularity of kevler romance (romanç kevlar
) on the island produced several sensation trevolds and lead to the term being borrowed into several other languages.
The 1890s saw Borland join the growing Drengot Collusion (several Borlish cities, although not the capital, had already joined as part of the New Urban Mesh); Queen Natalia II abdicated on Revillon of 1894 due to the political upheaval of this process.
The celebration of Revillon is an ancient tradition in Borland; some form of the practice dating back to the time of the Insular Kelts. As part of the festivities, people bring pastries and other baked goods to grand Revillon Feasts (Fest Reveglon
) held in churches across the country.
In Borland, if in a given year there is snow in spring after the yearturning (i.e. on or after the 1st of March), the first such snow is called the 'green snowfall' (neyanç vert
). Years which have a green snowfall are generally considered unlucky, as a symptom of a long and bitter preceding winter.
There are several Borlish folk songs of unknown origin, including the 'Season Song' (Cant a Saçon
). This song, like many in its tradition, uses an idiosyncratic scale sometimes mistakenly conflated with the manoscard scale.
The figures of the graveyard fiddlers are a folk tradition peculiar to Borland. These spirits associated with death are said to be the source of a mysterious sound of string instruments heard especially in cemeteries.
A related group are the Wild Hunt (Cauç Ragnt
), a party of hunters passing overhead said to be responsible for the sound of thunder and strong winds. A children's story common to many cultures across Europe, the Wild Hunt in Borland shows clear signs of a Dane origin—not least that it is traditionally led by Balegr, a kenning of Odin.
By far the most commonly-spoken language in Borland is the Borlish language, the only surviving branch of Insular Romance. It share many features with Gallo-Romance, including loss of case and intervocalic lenition. It was also heavily influenced in the first millennium by Old English and Old Norse.
Regions and territories
- Anglont, a historical region in the west whose capital is Vithor
- Çadrosc, an area of moorland in the northwest which features a labyrinth built in Kelt times
- Lascoum, a small county in central Borland whose coat of arms features a butterfly
- Sothbar, a county in the southwest which was once an independent kingdom
Towns and villages
- Axbane (Ausbagn), an old Roman city on the south coast with a surviving historical baths
- Combert, a city in the south-east and the location of the Borrhatic School of History
- Cordin, the hometown of publisher Cordin Editions, which from the late twenthieth century on has provided textbooks to school nationwide
- Dambourne (Damborn), acity of industry some way upriver of Damvath
- Damvath (Damvað), the capital city of Borland located on the river Dam
- Haldanvion, a city in the south known for its alchemical refining mills
- Neuvort, a central city which grew significantly in prominence during the Workshop period
- Pentrose (Pentros), a port city on the Rustigh Strait with a substantial population of British descent
- Vithor (Viðor), a city on the west coast known for the New Vithor University, a major research institution
- Aukirç, a market town in the northwest
- Ausçagm, a coastal yet hilly town not far from the capital
- Barraut, a river town boasting a famous lodging-house
- Fendal, a town in Sothbar which in the ninth century was the site of a major battle
- Gambrig, a village and nearby monastery noteworthy for its medieval chronicle in a variety of Old English
- Golfhaun, the site of a medieval monastic community on the isle of Nestu which contains the oldest church building in Borland
- Haubrath, a market town in the north
- Hawkirch (Haukirç), a town in Anglont and site of the Hawkirch Surrender of 1632
- Heitriç, a castle town in Sothbar and former seat of the County of Sothbar
- Humerstoun, a village which was in the ninth century the seat of the Petty Kingdom of Sothbar
- Jeluðrou, a market town in the river valleys of the north
- Livaucr, a northern town and minor barony
- Nausçod, a small town near Axbane notable for being the closest inhabited place in Boral to the continent
- Noccair, a town which has the oldest university in Borland, the Noccair Lyceum
- Dam River, a major east-flowing river which passes through Damvath and empties into the Labbath Sound
- Duðam River, downstream portion of the largest watershed in the northern half of the island
- English Strait (Naur Anglesc), the sea diving the west coast of Borland from the east coast of Albion
- Labbath Sound (Bugt Labbað), a large estuary and bay on the east coast where the river Dam empties into the sea
- Nestu, the largest island in the Labbað Sound, known for the medieval Golfhaun sanctuary
- Rustigh Strait (Naur Rustig), the narrow channel of water separating the southern coast of Borland from the mainland
- Victor Rossetus (fl. 500), first Prase of the Diocese of Boral and nominal ancestor of the royal dynasties of the various Kingdoms of Borland
- Stiglan of Borland (fl. 810), who unified the First Kingdom of Borland with the Petty Kingdom of Anglont
- Marc of Borland (fl. 810), first king of a unified Roman Borland and Anglont
- Jothey of Borland (fl. 920), who fled into exile following the Dane invasion of Borland
- Joseph I (d. 1411), who ruled jointly with his wife
- Natalia I (d. 1416), last of her dynasty, whose death sparked a protracted succession crisis
- Joseph III (d. 1534), who ruled through the ravages of the Second Great Dying
- Brandon II (fl. 1534), who instituted the land's first terrene tax
- Natalia II (abd. 1894), who abdicated the throne as part of Borland accession into the Drengot Collusion
Theorists and scholars
- Queen Brenna of Barrow (fl. 920), wife of King Jothey of Borland and cousin of King Roderick of Strathclyde
- Lord Josua, fifth Baron Monçating (fl. 1770), notable for being embroiled in a decade-long legal dispute over inheritance
- Lord Simon, sixth Baron Monçating (b. 1770), intellectual and early proponent of Deviance Theology
- Count Steign of Sothbar (fl. c12), who moved his court from Heitriç to Axbane
Artists and musicians
- Marc Ausbagn (fl. 1830), mathematician and pioneer of early sam theory
- Professor Michæl Bervisson (17th June 1799–12th January 1849), political historian and social reformist influential in the Borrhatic League
- Darren Brodus (fl. 1828), mathematician of Devoner heritage with a family home in Pentrose and working at the New Vithor University
- Jan Curçon (fl. c11), medieval alchemist of the Tetrarchic period
- Lambord Darrian (fl. c17), philosopher at the Vithor New School known for his writing on altruism and good works
- Hostilian (fl. c10), medieval Borlish historian and monk who wrote 'Histories of the Borlish Lands', an semi-mythic account of the previous five centuries
- Professor Marc Jeichi (fl. 2019), lecturer in concurrence history for the University in Cordin
- Jan Prestr (fl. 1779), life theorist and author of the work 'On the Classification of the Child-Bearing Beasts' (Discriptione Bestiarum Suboles Ferentis)
- Robiaut Scarvon (fl. 1952), late-classical historian who wrote 'The Boral Province in the century after Hadrian' (Y Provinç Boral par siecr posc Hadrian)
- Caðoval Thoitom (fl. 1641), philosopher who coined the phrase camin cadarað to refer to a primrose path, or a deceptively-easy decision which eventually leads one astray (literally 'distilled track')
- Sconet Ydreç (fl. 2008), historian of the early tenth century who wrote 'Shepherds of Hambrick: the Small History of Dane Borland'
- Halan Drominir (fl. c16), poet remembered for 'Red Woodland' (Verdur Roug), a narrative poem which drew on his experiences fighting in the War for the Stavang Crown
- Osctra Jeichi (fl. 1887), playwright whose most successful work is 'The Spider' (L'Aragn), which has been translated into over a dozen languages and adapted for film in 1930
- Manuel Kigman (fl. c15), prolific poet most of whose work survives and who is therefore the first attestation for many words and phrases
- Ivocq Messegn (fl. 1687), composer known for his opera 'Mountains Yet to Climb' (Montagn Ja Inscas)
- Descard Ausogn, (fl. 1929), amateur historian remembered for his 'Rosy Dawn on Glittering Waves', a controversial account of the history of seafaring since the Landfall
- Dion Becolla (fl. 1968), writer of giftales and historical fiction, known for 'Waging World Peace' (Paç Mondial Accommettent)
- Loðaç Berxon (fl. 1910), author of parachthon works including 'The Firekeeper's Stronghold' (L'Askouð Pyrrhaz), and member of the Outland Arcabil Association
- Mance Laurent Boneðic (fl. 1898), one-time monk who authored 'Sunrise in Exile: the Iconomachy in the Northern Dioceses'
- Hadassa Docquerl (fl. 1872), heiress to the barony of Livaucr whose work 'An Incomplete Dictionary of the New London' (Un Onomatoir Partial dy Novel Londr) is likely the most famous Vetomundine work from the Futurism period
- Heudar Fiðaut (fl. c14), courtier of the royal family and author of 'Twenty-Four Laments' (Catreðejnt Laȝrem)
- Carl Havatr (fl. 1981), author of masquira trevold 'A Question of Identity' (Identað Partenent)
- Fuyo Jaðom (fl. 1980), writer of short stories adapted from tales he would tell his young children, including 'Saint Stephen's Snowfall' (Neyanç a Sagnt Stevan)
- Endric Kirennaga (fl. 2009), masquira author wrote 'Apollo on Holiday' (Apollon Cogmaðer)
- Raunsvart Pagcomb (fl. 1912), writer of historical tales including 'The Midnight Impostor' (Y Coronc Kervandal)
- Theign Roufler (fl. 2016), author of popular textbook 'From Tablets to Slates: the Story of Education' (Des Delt vars Dois: Y Stoir d'Education)
- Catrin Veçount (fl. 1970), popular historian who wrote 'Conjugation, Operation and Diabolica in Musica', a review of the early Deviance Movement
- Norrasc Yvauron (fl. 1908), an early star of the household enigma genre, having written 'The Emeralds are a Red Herring' (Y Smaraut son Piescrat)
- Margret Courleon (fl. 1946), translator of Roberta Bluemore's 'One Quiet Day'
- Gonnilt Dispað (fl. 1920), translator of works from English languages (especially Kentish), including her friend Clarissa Bellamy's 'A Door, Once Opened' at the author's personal request
- Michæl Norman (fl. 1901), translator from Spanish languages responsible for the Borlish edition of Estevan Mazon's 'The Man from Everywhere'
- Benjamin Rocquot (fl. 1923), translator of works in the Dutch languages, including 'Let us Dance: The Duchess d'Avosche'
- Mahaut Stiver (fl. 1992), Mozara translator whose translations include Fernando Sádico's 'An Honest Lie'
- Anscon d'Aupont (fl. 1550), sixteenth-century Damvath clothier and regular correspondent of the playwright Absolon Mortenszen
- Hilgart Bervisson (fl. c19), along with her husband Michæl a reformist influential in the Borrhatic League
- Marc Couvorpeg (fl. c17), notorious thief of Vithor immortalised in the 1711 play 'The Foxtail Gang')
- Brign of Golfhaun (fl. 1240), most senior bishop at the Golfhaun Sanctuary for several decades
- Stephanus of Golfhaun (fl. 1240), a monk who transcribed several monastic chants, many of which were in the vernacular Borlish tongue
- Johan Pamfey (fl. 1971), collocker for the Sunday magazine Niacer
- Tobarus (fl. c8), monk in the First Kingdom of Borland attested in monastic records notable for being partly in the vernacular tongue