|Region||Roquto, Central Boroso|
The Haridic language (Haralic: Oxarid; Hereed: Wibitikokorwio) is a proposed and hypothesised member of the Mherdic language family that was spoken on the Roquto peninsula until c. 100AD, that does not belong to any of the previously known branches of the family. It is unknown whether it would have been a monophyletic branch or if it was part of a group of languages of close relation. Haridic is unattested save for a number of undeciphered personal names in the contemporaneous writings of Boorian scholars.
The main piece of evidence in support of the Haridic language is the indeterminate etymology of many words in the Corelian Hereed language (extinct after c. 600AD), that cannot comfortably be derived from Proto-Corelian, but that are nevertheless most likely Mherdic. These words have a tendency to decline in a relatively regular manner, contrary to large parts of Hereed's (presumed) native lexicon, further hinting at the possibility that they are loans. Hereed is the only Corelian language that employs prefixes to indicate certain relations whereas other Corelian languages use postpositions for the same end, and as these prefixes cannot be linked to any cognates in the other Corelian languages, it is thought to be a feature adopted from Haridic as well.
While it is unknown whether Haridic was definitively either a substrate or superstrate language for Hereed, Boorian historical records note that the Hereeds were under Haridic reign for a substantial period of time, leading to the assumption that Haridic was largely the superstrate. The opposite had been assumed up until the 1950's stemming from the fact that the Haridic language became extinct much earlier than Hereed, but this sequence has recently been attributed to be more likely a consequence of Upper Borosan expansion into the Roquto peninsula.
Examples of some words in Hereed that are thought to be of Haridic origin are listed below, next to their counterparts in the other Corelian languages.
For comparison, a set of commonly accepted cognates between Hereed and the other Corelian languages.
* Only retains use as an object nominaliser affix.
In the example below are first the declensions of three nouns presumably loaned from Haridic, and then three native nouns.
|English||SG||PL||SG ACC||PL ACC|
Some examples of the prefixing nature of Hereed in comparison to other Corelian languages are given below.
* Now defunct, only remains in use in compounds.
An endonym for the Haridic language or its speakers has not been uncovered. The commonly used name "Haridic" is derived from Haralic Xarid, which it likely loaned from early Hereed. The Haralic name was transferred into Boorian as Ghoarid which found its way into Thaaft as Foreey, and Fáknir as Huris.
In Hereed, the Haridic language is called Wibitikokorwio, translating to "Northerners' language".