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Ginalenkla
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National language of your country

Postby Ginalenkla » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:57 pm

Hello everybody and wellcome to this thread!
While scrolling through the countries list, I found out that there aren't many countries that have a national Lang. So I want to find countries that do have it.
So don't be afraid, tell me about the language of your country!
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Estainia
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Estainia » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:44 pm

Estainian (Doric Greek), Alisonian (Low Latin/Proto-Italian). Some also speak Eurasian (Low German) or Belkan (High German), our nobility also speaks Sindarin (to the great hatred of Elvenkind because we don't speak it correctly). The 'national' language or lingua franca is divided between the first two.
ἡ μείζων ἀρχὴ τῆς Ἐσταινίας καὶ τῆς Ἀλισονίας
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Kirav
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Capitalizt

Postby Kirav » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:45 pm

The national language of Kiravia is Kiravic Coscivian (Kiravix Koskirona), often abbreviated to "Kiravic" (Kiravirona). Kiravic is the working language of the federal government and most state governments (often alongside other languages), business, and inter-ethnic communication.

As an example, here is the Lord's Prayer in Kiravic:

The Lord's Prayer - Aśua Thíarná
Stur múl, lú Aspenē távim
Áma thúl é nívax
Védag Xūroguv thúl
Ōlag kritra thúl
Kūlē duras Aspenē
Múnd kētæs dávig tæśix frāmst
Us múnd leɣtig stægristya múl duras mú leɣtim stægritárstya múl
Us múv dhikódig ospadiré, áuvis múv xāthig Nusrás

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The Islands of Versilia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby The Islands of Versilia » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:53 pm

The national languages are:
• Versilian (Versheyetzuhk, ㄘㄈㄔㄤㄈㄚㄈㄖㄛㄗㄋㄎ)
• English (English)
• Esperanto (Esperanto)

Examples:
“ㄉㄅㄅㄏ•ㄗㄕㄍㄗㄏ•ㄐㄗ•ㄉㄈㄑㄖ•ㄑㄈㄋ•ㄐㄒㄔㄅㄋㄑㄌ” (“Faal usjul mu fent neh morahni.”)
“The ancestors, we shall never forget."
“La prapatroj, ni neniam forgesos.”
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Freed Lymonia
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Postby Freed Lymonia » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:01 pm

Lymonian is the official language and national language.

for example Donald Trump's tweet:

the golden rule of negotiating: He who has the gold makes the rules.

would read:

Das Goldlaw negotiatin: thoze Gold Haven law maken
Doobengert wrote:*hic*
lots of people died
*cough and then hiccup, then drinks more out of his empty bottle*
war
*hiccup*
more war
Boom, Lymonia
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Kitatani
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Postby Kitatani » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:01 pm

The National language of Kitatani (北谷) is Japanese (日本語).
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| 北谷王国 |

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Pageko
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Postby Pageko » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:04 pm

Ginalenkla wrote:Hello everybody and wellcome to this thread!
While scrolling through the countries list, I found out that there aren't many countries that have a national Lang. So I want to find countries that do have it.
So don't be afraid, tell me about the language of your country!


National Lenguage of Pageko is Italian lenguage, how it's explained on the history of pageko ^^

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Cekoviu
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Founded: Oct 18, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Cekoviu » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:28 pm

Cekovian. Real imaginative, right?
Its words variously derive from word of Spanish, Italian, Latin, Esperanto, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, German, English, Japanese, (OOC: It's sadly the only non-Indo-European language here, since I don't know much about any other languages outside of that group. I suppose Esperanto could be considered to be another non-Indo-European language, but in practice, it's essentially one. /OOC) and Penguin origin.
Here is the Lord's Prayer in Cekovian:
Kebi yom pakŕë cie relacel,
Dṽum noma e relak ǵikina.
Dṽum arkiota i imakuda.
Pos ta ter ki ïn cie relacel ǵikina, dṽum yocin i ciqulda.
Cie koŕu nic, yom nonic pän i fokitli favo.
Fo yom wikteð i ĵuyarona,
ki ta homið veraj ĵuyarona fu yom i fokitna.
Fo yom fu wikoki i syuƒminame,
set yom ye wik i syuƒtakli favo.
Omïn.

Direct translation:
Our father in heaven,
your name is holy.
Your kingdom will come.
On the earth as it is in heaven, your wishes will be complete.
On this day, please give us your daily bread.
And forgive our sins,
as the people who trespass against us we forgive.
And do not lead us into temptation,
but please deliver us from evil.
Amen.

The grammar is a bit wonkier than that because it mainly takes its grammar system from Japanese, which has particles that can't really be expressed in English easily, so I cleaned the translation up.

The Islands of Versilia wrote:The national languages are:
• Versilian (Versheyetzuhk, ㄘㄈㄔㄤㄈㄚㄈㄖㄛㄗㄋㄎ)
• English (English)
• Esperanto (Esperanto)

Examples:
“ㄉㄅㄅㄏ•ㄗㄕㄍㄗㄏ•ㄐㄗ•ㄉㄈㄑㄖ•ㄑㄈㄋ•ㄐㄒㄔㄅㄋㄑㄌ” (“Faal usjul mu fent neh morahni.”)
“The ancestors, we shall never forget."
“La prapatroj, ni neniam forgesos.”

Ĉu vi ankaŭ parolas Esperanton? Mi ĝuas trovante alia Esperanto parolantoj, ĝi ŝajnas nekonata. :)
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New Transeurasia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Transeurasia » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:24 pm

New Transeurasia's national language is Russian, though there are about 39 other languages recognized, which are the languages of provinces, including German, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, and Pashto.
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Aldina
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Founded: Mar 01, 2016
Democratic Socialists

Postby Aldina » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Most inhabitants of Aldina speak Low Aldish (that is, the form of Aldish spoken in the western Low Provinces) as their first language; the second-most-common language is High Aldish, mainly spoken in informal situations. A tiny minority of citizens on Aldina's northern coast speak in a dialect of Kusttaal as well.
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Hollibourn
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Posts: 60
Founded: Nov 01, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Hollibourn » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:56 pm

This is Hollish: Phonetically could sound sum'n like a mix of French and Russian

Zhe ime huzi straigie.
I like your shoes.

Kleme ej hus dema?
literal: How are you going?
How do you do?

Keu ej huzi pekali?
What's your name?

Moz pekali ej...
My name is...

Hollibourn
Translation- Hollibourn
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A m e n r i a
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Founded: Jun 08, 2017
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby A m e n r i a » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:54 pm

The national language of Amenria is Amenrian Indonesian, which is basically Indonesian with some new words and changes is spelling.
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Greater Moloch
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Founded: Oct 18, 2017
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Postby Greater Moloch » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:59 pm

Molochian (mölchisch) is the official language spoken in Greater Moloch. It belongs to the Northern branch of the Romance language family. It developed simultaneously with the High German languages in Central and Northern Europe and shares many phonological features.

Ile pfässer klahmt. - 'The fatherland calls.'

Il schlawe eschpert de saues kässenes. - 'The slave has escaped from his chains.'

Compared with the Latin forms:

Illa patria clamat.

Ille Sklavus de catenis suis escapvarat .
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Siornor
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Postby Siornor » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:10 pm

The national language of Siornor is Modern Siornori, a sort of juxtaposition of Middle Siornori and English. The language itself attempts to be as close to English as possible, and anyone fluent in English can understand most of it with effort. There are many spelling differences, however, and many prefixes and suffixes are taken from Middle Siornori rather than Latin or other languages which English is derived from. Some words, especially nouns that are significant to Siornori culture, are taken directly from Middle Siornori. The greatest differences are that the slang and everyday terminology in Modern Siornori are vastly different than English, making almost any Siornori sentence appear whimsically "paraphrased" from its English translation, and that most SIornori have such heavy accents that spoken Modern Siornori sounds very little like English at first glance.

e.g.
"The national language of Siornor is Modern Siornori" (ENglish)
"The Siornori lanedecc tongue is Moderennec Siornori" (Modern Siornori, written)
"They Syornori lineedicc tonga 's Medreenic Syornori" (Modern Siornori, spoken/phonetic transcription)
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Destructive Government Economic System
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:11 pm

The only existing language in the DGES is English.
"All I wish is to see the world burn."
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(By the way, the DGES is a servant to DEAREST LEADER of Psychotic Dictatorships.)
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Diarcesia
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Founded: Aug 21, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Diarcesia » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:16 pm

Diarcesia wrote:What language(s) do people in your nation speak in their daily lives and for official business? For daily usage, they use the dominant language in their polity. For official business, Diarcesian English and Diarcesian Latin are used.
Is your nation largely monolingual? Or are people expected to know more than one language? Most people are bilingual or trilingual due to the above question.
Which alphabet is used in writing? Latin alphabet

Does your nation use a constructed language or one from the real world? One from the real world

If it is not English: Can you translate something? Excerpts from the Diarcesian Latin language


Diarcesia wrote:OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
What is the percentage of the population that speaks these languages fluently? 98%
What is the percentage of the population that speaks each language WITHOUT being able to speak another official language? 17.64%
Do all official languages have equal status under the law? Yes
Are products sold in your nation required to have information displayed in all official languages? No

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
What are the most common foreign languages spoken in your nation? Dependent on polity. They're more or less equally distributed across the monarchy
What is the percentage of the population that speaks these languages fluently? N/A
What percentage of the population only speaks these languages WITHOUT being able to speak an official language? 1%
How easy/difficult is it for foreign language speakers to get assistance in their native language? Easy
Can products be sold with information in a foreign language? Yes

LANGUAGE EDUCATION
If you have multiple official languages, are all taught in schools? Yes
Continuing from the above question, is education predominantly in one or several languages? Education is predominantly in Dc. English
Are foreign languages taught in schools? Yes
What are the most commonly taught foreign languages? Notable ones: Medanic, French, Yoku
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Neuhanseland
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Postby Neuhanseland » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:49 am

German is the national language of Neuhanseland. Yiddish is spoken in the Falklands and in Jewish communities across the country.

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Steppe Republics
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Postby Steppe Republics » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:11 am

Russian, although most of the population is bilingual
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Baalkistann
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Founded: Sep 06, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Baalkistann » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:13 am

The main language is English but most of the population is bilingual

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Kenmoria
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Kenmoria » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:48 am

The national languages of Kenmoria are English and French. 99.6% of the population speak both fluently.
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-Jochistan-
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Founded: Oct 23, 2017
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Postby -Jochistan- » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:53 am

Jochizyd
A Turkic Languge with borrowed vocabulary from some Iranian Languages such as Farsi

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Soyouso
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Postby Soyouso » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:55 am

Soyousian is a language somewhat similar to German in it's sharp sound but with slight similarities to Japanese pronounciation at times. It originated from the Soyo tribe, who taught it to conquered tribes for efficiency. Being bilingual is not unusual, it is very common for Soyousian people to know either English or German along with their mother tongue. Other languages are less common.
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Republica Federal de Catalunya
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Founded: Nov 21, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Republica Federal de Catalunya » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:09 am

Catalan is Catalonia's official language. With the exception of the Occitan Shires of la Vall d'Aran/Valh d'Aran and Fenolleda/Fenolheda in which Occitan is official too.

Also Castilian has a cooficial status similar to that of Gaelic in the Republic of Ireland.
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Symir
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Founded: Oct 06, 2017
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Postby Symir » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:25 pm

Symiric is an agglutinative language. It uses various affixes, mainly suffixes, but also some prefixes and a circumfix to change a word's meaning and grammatical function. Symiric uses vowel harmony when attaching suffixes to words. This means that most suffixes have two or three different forms and the choice between them depends on the vowels of the head word. There are some minor and unpredictable exceptions to this rule.

The neutral word order is verb-subject-object (VSO). However, Symiric is a topic-prominent language, which means that word order depends not only on syntax, but also on the topic-comment structure of the sentence (e.g. what aspect is assumed to be known and what is emphasized).

Putting something into the topic means that the proposition is only stated for that particular thing or aspect, and implies that the proposition is not true for some others. For example, in the sentence "vois Ihan uška" ('John sees the apple,’ more exactly, 'it is John who sees the apple,' literally “the apple John sees”), the apple is in the topic, implying that other objects may not be seen by him, but by other people ("the pear may be seen by Peter"). The topic part may be empty.

Questions are usually ordered as object-subject-verb (OSV), with the question word being either in the beginning, or the end. For example:

Sidul šan aikuk? “Where are you going?” lit. “Whither you go?”
Jörgüle šors si? “Who butchered the bull?” lit. “Butcher the bull who?”
Sidéš ezö dúgadhlu sivašar söprötes? "How many fish did the sister bring in today?" lit. "How many today bring in sister fish?"
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Aikoland
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Founded: Dec 22, 2011
New York Times Democracy

Postby Aikoland » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:20 am

The official language is English and is used for most government business which concerns the three states that make up Aikoland.

However, as Aikoland's three states are Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese are recognized as national languages and almost everyone speaks one of the three as their native and common language. However, due to the language barrier that would otherwise occur, almost everyone learns and is fluent in English as a second language.
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Official Nation Name: The Queendom of Aikoland
Government Type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of State: Queen Aiko
Head of Government: Prime Minister Song Eun-Bi
Territory: Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
Population: 471,751,871
Official Language: English
National Languages: Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin
Current Year: 2075

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