Language Families
speaking
complex
Complex strangers possess their own languages, which vary in complexity.
"Havra melishti vra zame li meliavro vutibra."

"Zzzzzmzzzrzzzmrrzz."
imitative
Imitative strangers repeat nearby words and sounds in their own voices.
inhibited
Inhibited strangers speak in a voice too distorted for any words to be discernible.
inarticulate
Though inarticulate strangers possess human-like voices, and may whisper, laugh, or emit other vocal sounds, they do not speak.
predicative
Predicative strangers speak using strings of human words or phrases. Although statements may appear to have semantic meaning, strains do not respond to human speech.
"No, no, no."

desolate
inert
Inert strangers speak in tones, creaks, taps, or any one of thousands of non-vocal sounds.
wild
Wild strangers do not speak with human voices, but instead, vocalize with noises that resemble animal sounds.

weird
reactive
Reactive strangers "record" sounds in their environment and repeat them, with any range of distortion.
resonant
Resonant strangers emit audio received via inaudible signals, such as radio and telephone waves.

mute
mute
Mute strangers emit no audio, aside from sounds produced by physical processes (such as footsteps on the gravel around a washed-down memorial).
true mute
True mute strangers neither speak nor create sound via physical processes (such as metal teeth that pierce through thin metal).
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