said Torm, pointing one long, authoritative finger at the
sign. 'Al-Ka,' he said.
'Al-Ka,' I repeated.
We looked at one another, and both of us laughed. A tear
of amusement formed along the side of his sharp nose, and
his pale blue eyes twinkled.
I had begun to learn the Gorean alphabet.
---Tarnsman of Gor, p 38
there was a main common tongue on Gor, with apparently several
related dialects or sublanguages, some of the Gorean languages
bore in sound little resemblance to anything I had heard
before, at least as languages; they resembled rather the
cries of birds and the growls of animals; they were sounds
I knew could not have been produced by a human throat.
---Tarnsman of Gor, p 39
however, an English word in Gorean, like 'axe' or 'ship',
would delight me. Certain other expressions seemed clearly
to be of Greek or German origin.
I had been a skilled linguist, I undoubtedly would have
discovered hundred of parallels and affinities, grammatical
and otherwise, between Gorean and various of the Earth languages.
of Gor, p 45
is written, as it is said, as the ox plows. The first line
is written left to right, the second, right to left, the
third, left to right, and so on. I had once been informed
by my friend, Torm, that the whole business was quite simple,
the alternate lines, in his opinion, at least, also being
written forward, `only in the other direction.'
of Gor, p 243