Tales of Innocence R
The chart above features all the characters of the fictional language, Triverse. ‘Triverse’ is the language spoken by Kongwai and Q.Q. in Tales of Innocence R. Triverse doesn’t have any established grammar or even words (it would probably be more accurate to call it a cipher rather than a language); if you can speak and write Japanese, then you’re only a few steps away from being able to speak and write Triverse as well.
Let’s have a look at what steps you need to take to get there.
1. The first step to forming a sentence in Triverse is to form the sentence in Japanese. For example, here is what Q.Q. says when she first hugs Ricardo:
2. The second step is to take the sentence (or in this case, sentences) and romanize it. So, taking our example from the last step, we now have this:
QQ HA URESIINO! IKURA OREIWO ITTEMO TARINAIWA! HONTOUNI TASUKATTA ARIGATO!
* When performing this step, it’s important to remember that there are a few characters with special romanizations:
3. The third step is to take your romanized sentence(s) and turn it backwards. There seems to be no solid rules for where spaces should be placed; instead, they’re used as a means of making pronunciation easier. The most common segmentation I’ve seen has been by word (with particles also commonly being treated as their own word), but the in-game Triverse goes against this several times. The only rule concerning spaces seems to be ‘put them where it seems to make sense’.
However, one rule is that if a flipped word ends in a consonant, the consonant will be pushed to the start of the next word rather than at the end of the first.
So, for example, ‘NANI WO TABETEIRU?” would be “URIETEBA TO WINAN?’ and NOT ‘URIETEBAT OW INAN?’
Returning to our full example, we get this:
ONIISERU AH QQ! AWIANIRA TOMETTIOWIE ROARUKI! AWIANIRA TOMETTIOWIE RORUKI! OTAGIRA ATTAKUSA TINU OTNOH!
* When sentences are grouped like this, you turn each sentence backwards individually, not as a group.
* The ‘push the consonant at the end of the word to the next word’ rule doesn’t apply to words that are at the end of sentences.
4. The fourth and final step is to take your sentence and plug in the matching Triverse characters to get your completed sentence. It should look something like this:
And there you have it! You’ve gone from Japanese to Triverse in just 4 steps!Special Notes
* Proper nouns such as names aren’t flipped and won’t have additional consonants attached to them (most of the time); when you reach them in the sentence, simply write them with their normal forward spelling.
* There are three irregular phrases that aren’t directly romanized when romanizing an original Japanese sentence:
- 「開かれし心」= HAATU
* If you want to translate something from Triverse to Japanese, just follow the steps backwards.
* All this information was gathered from various places in the Tales of Innocence R Perfect Guide, with pg. 223 being the primary source.
Written by Flamingo Bubbles