Takal- traditional symbol of the Zurvár people
Zurvár (or 'Surfarian' as is it sometimes know) is the language of the venerable, probabatialy nomadic Zurvár people. While it has been spoken in some form for at least 1000 years (the earliest known records dating back to 1002 AD) it has only become generally known to
mon meneq (humans) over the last 30 years - since the settlement of
Zurvár Arèáná ('Surfaria') in the 1960's.
This website is maintained by the Institute for Zurvár studies, currently Earth's leading body in Zurvár and Zurvár related research. While the financial situation of the Institute has improved since the dark days of the late 90's (thanks in large to the generosity of Señor José Deñgalès of Asunción, Paraguay) it is still somewhat precarious. This requires an over-reliance on the work of volunteers and - even worse - undergraduates from the linguistic departments of nearby colleges and universities. As a result we are currently unable to present all of our research in online format, and cannot guarantee that that which has been put online hasn't been corrupted by typographical errors, absent mindedness, sloppy formatting, or as some kind of purile student joke.
Our financial status also makes it impossible for us to provide field researchers on
Zurvár Arèáná with more than token funding, a situation that results in a depressing number either dropping out of sight or doing so well in their efforts to support themselves that they quit linguistics entirely in favour of sitting on the beachfront in
Gorat Bárkalif Ganalû drinking
mon daqirè while the money rolls in. The few who persevere tend to do so either through extreme eccentricity or sheer bloody mindedness - qualities that naturally affect both the quality and frenquency of their reports. The worst trash is generally weeded out of their submissions before being posted to this website, however the accuracy of this information cannot be relied upon until confirmed by follow-up research.
Gorat Bárkalif Ganalû
Gorat Mìam Doráþû
Gorat Sûlbarn Hì
Gorat Balzad Zurvárurn
Gorat Karaþ Dárgurn
Gorat Mantábon Dìaz
Gorat mon Dìad Mantábon
Dìaz Gorat mon
Dìad Mantábon Pùlost Yestur