Tarazedi was initially developed by Maria Star Wolf during the voyage of The Eagle Flies On Wings Of Hope from Levetz to Tarazed, and expanded upon by the Second Tarazedi Communion after the Second Exodus.
In 2640 CE Maria awakened for her scheduled watch but instead of returning to hibernation the next year she remained awake for ten years. During this time, Maria developed the basis for what would become the Tarazedi language and also wrote a document called
Book of Life
Book of Life
, a religious text (though written as a secular document) that contained wisdom learned from the Levetzi as well as from her own contemplation. She also wrote a large body of fiction in an ethereal prose as well as creating designs for what would become the main Tarazedi city,
. Some of her writings indicated she had a brief and painful episode of psychic contact with Jocelyn near the time the Dream reached the Maia system and landed on a watery moon of the sixth planet. In that same year the Eagle recorded a close passage to a singularity in the Sagittae Spaces and Maria spent much time and computer storage writing of strange experiences she had while contemplating the mystery of the singularity's temporal and spatial paradoxes.
There are four dialects of the Tarazedi language, which are used interchangeably by all Tarazedi speakers depending on context. Non-native speakers are advised to use First Dialect.
- First (Formal) Dialect
- First Dialect is standard except in specific situations.
- Second (Informal) Dialect
- Second Dialect is used when speaking in situations where precision is less important than efficiency of communication. It is not used in written communication.
- Third (Speed) Dialect
- Third Dialect is used when speaking rapidly or communicating quickly across networks, though many such networks are capable of rendering Third Dialect back to First Dialect for output.
- Fourth (Artistic) Dialect
- Fourth Dialect is used for poetry and song. Commonly, a created work will have two side-by-side versions, one Formal and one Artistic. If spoken rather than sung, it is often pitched lower than the speaker's normal voice, and delivered most slowly.