Desiree would know the Tsuirakuan version of Elven (since Tsuiraku is implied to have Rinkai roots) as it is most likely the language the Rinkai spoke. Desiree also knows Tsuirakuan on its own - she has long hoped to visit. Actually, since Drusia would most likely default to her native language, Snamish might actually speak Tsuirakuan by default, with Veracian as a second language required for anyone who wants to leave town.Graybeard wrote:If I recall correctly, Poe said that there were originally two elven languages, and that one was the forerunner of Veracian, the other of Tsuirakuan. Would Desiree speak either of those, as a result of being taught by her mother? If so, she might be able to stumble along in Tsuirakuan even if she doesn't speak the language proper. I also see that Desiree once spun a yarn about a speaker of a "Cuthian" language. What did you have in mind there? Another elven-language derivative? Would Desiree know the language, or was it just something from the story?
Anyway, the point is that Desiree is fully capable of speaking both Veracian and Tsuirakuan (and at least one Elven language, if not both).
Desiree cannot speak Cuthine - which is supposed to be Gaelic or English (where the Northern Confederacy = mainland Europe).
Anyway, hope that helps. I'll be posting shortly.