Vaukojkas is among the oldest of known languages, preserving cultures said to be as old as the forests themselves. Most of it’s speakers reside hidden in burrows near the surface or sequestered within Hndherghthom. Because of this Terran has adopted the Ælfræšh way of referring to Vaukojkas, calling it Low Speak to contrast their own language High Speak used by religious leadership.
It is extremely rare to find someone who can speak the language within Ālfheimr. Many of the traditions practiced by the original speakers of Vaukojkas have been lost, and only a few are still passed down from those remaining who know some of the language. The most fluent would be hiding underground, however it is rumored that nomads, traders, and sages who’d traveled often through the wilderness picked up on the tongue of the trees, and learned the way the earth sings.
Many forms of Vaukojkas have been discovered, some dialects preserving isolated changes that make the language impossible to understand for speakers of common dialects. Other forms of Vaukojkas are more graphic and use an ancient script different from the Ælfræšh character alphabet. The most commonly known dialects in Ālfheimr are those spoken by the Winter Trolls and Bočunai who frequent the surface according to the weather. Bočunai who serve as slaves to the Eldritch often have been cultivated in cells for so long that their language resembles little of the former Vaukojkas. Bočunai slaves who are not nurses or family caretakers are worked to death, their shift starting at birth and ending when they collapse from exhaustion, usually under the light of Ælfhæft to empower productivity. Between working themselves into exhaustion and constantly having their thoughts drowned out by Ælfræšh sermons, their communication under the rule of The Queen has remained stagnant.