Are there lists for magic spells where I can base my spells on? I found a site long ago but I can't find it anymore when I was about to use it on my story. Is there anything you can recommend where I can base any kinds of magic spell chants?
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A lot of places really, here is a spell list of the DnD 5e spells for example:
Here is a list with the spells and charms and what not from Harry Potter:
The thing is, you will be able to find dozens upon dozens of these lists online. If you are worried by copyright infringements and the like, look for more occult works. And read through them, many of them go on about spells, rituals and the like.
Dictionaries, with slight modifications to root words.
Most of the strategies for generating your own magic words involve manipulating root words into a similar style. Harry Potter for instance:. Lumos = light spell like luminosity. Leviosa for levitate/levity.
So the only list you really need is a dictionary if you want to go that route. A couple linguistic texts might help you manipulate the roots in a common way. Shifting a romance language towards Slavic phoneme structure, for instance.
You don't need to use standard dictionaries either. You could use scientific jargon or common slang (Urban dictionary) to find your words of power.
It's all make believe, so there isn't a right answer, but this is a strategy that tends to work and doesn't run afoul of ip law.