* Summary
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​* is a widespread family comprising a large set of the languages of Elmincár. The following is a summary of the important facts regarding each family and language.

The Taol family originated in the southern Talócár region. The most important Taol language is Maotic, originally spoken around the Cabor and Maoth river basin.1 Maotic became the lingua franca of much of Elmincár, and is the primary language spoken in almost all of Talócár. The other important Taol language is Dálx, which is spoken in the highlands of southern Talócár. It is characterized by a consonant shift introducing extensive frication. The language was spoken by the Dalian empire before its collapse, and has since weakened somewhat, with Maotic becoming more widely adopted. A final group of very similar languages known collectively as Eastern Maotic is spoken in patches along the Alóné coast; the most well standardized of these is Soróké, which is spoken near the mouth of the Cabor but has been worn down by heavy Maotic influence. A variety of Soróké is spoken on Etkai Tolet.

The Catathaolian family of langauges includes Kyndae and Qoqq. The former is spoken in various settlements on the Maktos peninsula; the latter exists only farther north, in Ashen and surrounding settlements. The Maotic word for sea, ash, is borrowed from Qoqq.

The Mittelo-Tavarian family is found in the eastern (Tavarian) and far northern (Mittelic) areas of Agrócár. The individual languages are not worked out yet.

The *fruit family exists in western Agrócár. It has some deep roots identifying it closely with Mittelo-Tavarian, but is highly divergent and has a much more Polynesian phonology.

The Geönian family exists in eastern Fírecár. It has a lot of substrate vocabulary and is written with some variety of the Memorizôn syllabary.

The *fish family is extinct, but existed in eastern Fírecár. The site at Kanuntás contains many Ophiurean inscriptions. Somasterian inscriptions are scattered and harder to find. Of other *fish languages not enough evidence remains.

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1. In Classical Maotic, these were called the dék Cabor or "two Cabors"; The name Maoth is borrowed from an extinct dialect of Classical Maotic known as Epidálx.