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Kergstan
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YN Languages

Postby Kergstan » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:50 am

Does YN have national, official or regional co-official languages?
How many speak them and are they sub-divided in dialects?
What's your favorite word from your national/official language?
What's the alphabet used and is the language standardized?
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Official language

The official language of Kergstan is Korandili, it is the native language of 93.6 % of the population being the majority language of all ethnic groups but those classified as ''Other Oraniteras''.
It is spoken by 99.7 % of the population and its teaching is compulsory in all levels of schooling.

It is written using the latin alphabet.

It has 3 macro-variants which are mutually intelligible :

- Northern Spoken in Burakana, Emporani, Amban and Ekinor.

- Central (Standard) Spoken in Rosoa and Korelea.

- Southern Spoken in Poloa and Akasea

My favorite word is Irtigõ which means light, the revers of it is Adalpan which means dark and is formed by the words adal (hide) and pan (color).

Regional co-official languages

There's two regional co-official languages Pashtari and Sepahi, the first is a co-official language in the Autonomous Province of Pashtar-e-Teke literally ''The home of Pashtaris'' and the second is a co-official language in the Autonomous Province of Sepalan.

Pashtari is spoken by 32.8 % of the population of Pashtar-e-Teke and by 62.3 % of the Pashtari people
Sepahi is spoken by 27.4 % of the population of Sepalan and by 62.1 % of the Sepahi people.

Teaching of the language is voluntary for most pupils of the autonomous province but in 2014 it was made compulsory for ethnic Pashtari pupils by the autonomous provincial government of Pashtar-e-Teke in an attempt to revive the language.
Teaching of the language is done in elementary and middle school along Korandili.

Since 2017 though the Pashtar-e-Teke government has made high school extra-curricular classes available for the improvement of pashtari and studying traditional pashtari poetry.

Foreign languages
85.9 % of the population can speak at least two languages and generally it is Korandili along English.
English is spoken by around 75-82 % of the population, while portuguese the second foreign most spoken language stands at 30-37 %

Minor languages

The State Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognizes 79 minority languages, mainly Oranitera languages and proactively protects them.

There is one language at risk, Xænglaù, which is spoken by 2 people. One old alcoholic man named Bokùu living in a rural town near to the historic tribal forests of Opuroa who has been the more willing to collaborate in the study of the language and creation of a dictionary and his brother Bilo, who married to a Korandili woman and moved to the City of Poloani who shows no interest in teaching the language to his children.

A documentary about Bokùu was made, which ends with him saying ''There's no need for language when you're alone''.
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Postby Celestialer » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:34 am

The Celestiarian language is the language spoken by most of the countries of The Commonwealth of the Hemispheres, the Hemispherian language is similar to English, see some words Here
93% of the Celestiarians speak Hemispherian
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Postby Aikoland » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:39 pm

French is the official language of Aikoland and is the mother tongue of 94% of the population, with 98% of the population speaking it 'conversationally or better'.

The Académie royale de language française d'Aikoland (Aikoland Royal Academy of the French Language), commonly referred to as simply the Académie royale, serves as the official regulator of the French language in Aikoland and was established in 1877. The Académie royale concerns itself with 'maintaining and promoting the usage of the French language' and the 'continued usage of proper Frenchisms and the avoidance of unnecessary foreignisms'.

With certain exceptions, the usage of French in all public correspondence is mandatory and, again with certain exceptions, the French language is required to be more prominent than any other languages.

In addition to French, the Government of Aikoland recognises Aikoais, Saunian, and Boullíen as native minority languages. The three aforementioned languages were indigenous Romance languages spoken on the three islands that make up Aikoland until the mid-late 18th centuries when they all became extinct as first languages. Revival movements for all three languages have been in place since the 20th century and about 3,000 people report speaking 'conversationally' in at least one of the three. Due to their status as native minority languages, Aikois, Saunian, and Boullién are permitted to be displayed on equal status with French under the law.

The most widely spoken foreign language is English, with 36% of the population reporting to speak it 'conversationally or better'. (Although this is primarily because it is not widely spoken by the older populations, 72% of citizens between the age of 15 and 25 report being able to understand 'conversational English' compared to only 7% of those over 75) English is also the mother tongue of 2.2% of the total population.

Other than English, other common foreign languages spoken are Arabic (mother tongue of 2% of the population, entirely the small amount of Berbers who live here) and Italian (mother tongue of 0.8% of the population).

The requirement that French be used for all public correspondence and that the French language be more prominent than any foreign languages is waived for things that are specifically aimed at non-French speakers, such as English-language newspapers, tourist guides, and dictionaries and phrasebooks containing translations from French to another language.
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Population: 5.8 million
Official Language: French
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The South Appalachian Region
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Postby The South Appalachian Region » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:00 pm

"Does YN have national, official or regional co-official languages?"
Yes, English and Cherokee.

"How many speak them and are they sub-divided in dialects?"
English is spoken by 100% of the citizens of this country, knowledge of it is required for citizenship.
As a first language, 90% of South Appalachians speak English.
Standard English in the USSA is called South Appalachian English. There is also High Tide, a dialect spoken in the Outer Banks Islands, which are territories of the USSA. Black Appalachians may speak in their own vernacular, but that is quickly dying as they assimilate into mainstream Appalachian culture and adopt standard South Appalachian English.

Cherokee is enjoying a successful revival in Carolina. 7% of Appalachians are Native American, most of whom live in Cherokee territory. First language speakers still number only about 4% of all USSA citizens, with fluent L2 speakers approximately 10%. This number is expected to grow drastically in the next few decades. Cherokee is taught in Carolina's schools and all signs are bilingual throught the state, with the exception of the Outer Banks Islands, which are run almost like a seperate state with their own laws.

"What's the alphabet used and is the language standardized?"
Latin (English) alphabet and Cherokee syllabary. Yes.

Other:
South Appalachian English is in the broader family of North American English dialects. We use y'all to communicate about a group of people. You might hear "ye" for "you".
We use American spellings (ie, color nor colour).
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Syndic Australia
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Postby Syndic Australia » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:01 pm

Official Languages

The official language of Australia is Austro-Anglic. Austro-Anglic is a dialect of English, somewhere in between the level of variance of American English and a creole, such as Jamaican. In addition, most states will count indigenous languages as co-official, such as Maori in New Zealand. Another language, Austro-Gaelic, is considered a de facto official language. To quote another language thread;

Syndic Australia wrote:Austro-Gaelic is a unique language derived from the Gaelic languages of the Brittanic Isles. It incorporates the cants and colloquialisms of the nation's historic syndicates and other revolutionary groups, and is a de facto co-official language, though relatively few can speak it fluently. It can be thought of like Shakespearean English; used mostly for poetry and literature, hated by high school students.


Both are written with the latin alphabet, and Austro-Anglic natively makes use of diacritics such as macrons (i.e ā) and diaereses (i.e. ï), as well as separate letters for phonemes such as 'th' and 'ch'.

Other Major Languages
Aside from Austro-Anglic and Austro-Gaelic, there are nine languages spoken fluently by at least 1% of citizens. These are;

  • Cantonic (Cantonese)
  • Arabic
  • Hindic (Hindi)
  • Italic (Italian)
  • Turkic (Turkish)
  • Germanic (German)
  • Mandarin
  • Hollandic (Dutch)
  • Greek

Language Culture
Most Australics are bilingual, and many are multilingual. As a very multicultural nation of immigrants, it is very common for citizens to speak a non-Anglic language at home. In addition, language education is highly encouraged in schools and communes. If a language is the official language of another nation, there's a good chance one could find someone to teach it. As well as modern languages, study in classical languages like Latin, Greek, Old Persian, and Vedic Sanskrit is offered.

Aboriginal (Inc. Native Polynesian) Languages
Whilst many aboriginal languages were rendered extinct through genocide following Australia's colonisation, ongoing reconstruction efforts have proven successful thusfar. As aforementioned, each state has at least one co-official aboriginal language. Signage will often contain the Anglic and local aboriginal language, and one has a legal right to request most government information be provided in a bilingual form too. New Zealand has the most robust system, alongside the Central and Pacific Territories, with other states still developing. Maori is the most widely spoken aboriginal/native language, and is derived from Polynesian.

Slang and Variations
The Austro-Anglic language differs between states in terms of colloquialisms, slang, and lexicons, but nowhere near enough for states to be considered to have their own dialects. The State and Federal Syndicates for Academic Affairs and for Cultural Affairs are each, in part, responsible for language oversight, but this is passive, rather than active (i.e. French is highly curated by a dedicated national body). English is a 'bastard' language and Austro-Anglic is too, doubly so.
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Gandoor
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Postby Gandoor » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:32 pm

The official languages of the Democratic Republic are English, Japanese, and Russian, with the first two being the most widespread.

79% of the population reports understanding English, 73% reports understanding Japanese, and 60% report fluency in both languages.

Russian is understood by 29% of the population and is the predominant language in Freena Yon, which contains 60% of all Russian speakers in our nation and is (unofficially) considered the sole monolingual Russian-speaking territory in our nation. Effectively all Russian speakers who live outside of Freena Yon report understanding English and 4% also understand Japanese.

Education in the Democratic Republic outside of Freena Yon is predominantly in English, with the teaching of Japanese and Russian being mandatory starting in intermediate school, although the Ministry of Education highly encourages that education in the other official languages starts in primary school. The two exceptions to this are in Freena and Yontan Yon. In Freena Yon, being predominantly Russian-speaking, it is English and Japanese that are taught starting in intermediate school (with particular focus on English) and, in Yontan Yon, both Japanese and Russian have been mandatory to learn starting in primary school since the 2013 school year.

There also exist several indigenous languages that are spoken by the various native Gandoorese peoples that live in our nation. While no indigenous language has official status under the law, since the Gandoor Revolution, our nation has had an official policy that all indigenous languages are deemed 'protected languages' and their continued usage by their native speakers is of utmost importance. In addition, the Government of Gandoor has worked and continues to work with the native Gandoorese in the creation of educational materials for their languages to aid in the teaching of them to both younger members of their people and anyone else who desires to learn their languages, as well as archival materials preserving the indigenous languages that were/are in danger of going extinct in the future.

In addition to our three official and our indigenous languages, Korean is also widely spoken and understood by 19% of the population, with our current Prime Minister, Park Sang-Hee, being the first Gandoorese Prime Minister to speak Korean as one of their native languages. Other foreign languages spoken in Gandoor include Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Indonesian.

Some unique aspects of of our official languages, as spoken in Gandoor, are:
- There are significantly more loanwords between the three languages than in other dialects
- When it comes to Japanese loanwords in English (both ones common in all dialects and ones unique to Gandoor), the pronunciations will be based on the Japanese pronunciation, rather than being anglicized
- There are several instances of gairaigo and wasei-eigo terms from Japanese (gairaigo being loanwords from other languages into Japanese and wasei-eigo being pseudo-Anglicisms that are not borrowings from English, but entirely Japanese-originated [hence why wasei-eigo translates to 'Japanese-made English') that have been adopted into the English language as spoken in Gandoor, such as mansion (meaning apartment in wasei-eigo), OL (office lady), and zubon (pants, typically men's pants)
- While officially the Cyrillic alphabet is the sole legally recognized alphabet for Russian (and is what is taught in schools), because of the fact that nearly all computer keyboards used in the Democratic Republic use the JIS keyboard layout (as this provides the ability to write in both English and Japanese on the same layout), it is very common for casual conversations in Russian, especially on the internet, to be written entirely in the Latin alphabet, rather than in Cyrillic.
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Yerbanistan
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Postby Yerbanistan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:49 pm

Yerbanistan has two official languages: Russian and Yerbani. The former is a Slavic language, while the latter is a Turkic language similar to Kazakh and Kyrgyz. Both languages are written in Cyrillic script.

Due to decades of Russification under Soviet rule (Yerbanistan used to be a republic of the USSR), almost everybody is fluent in Russian. Unfortunately, this also meant that the native Yerbani tongue was neglected and left to wither, and is now basically only prevalent among rural populations—similar case to Belarusian in Belarus. But this is slowly changing today, thanks to a government campaign to revive the language.

English is the most popular foreign language, spoken by about 20 % of the population (almost all under 25). Because foreign business and tourism are heavily restricted in Yerbanistan, there's not really a need for English (or any other foreign language), so it isn't taught in school. Instead, people learn English on their own, so they can enjoy Hollywood movies and other Anglophone media (those which aren't banned in Yerbanistan).
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Auzkhia
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Postby Auzkhia » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:40 am

We have 16 official languages because our realm spans so many lands. Imperial German is the standard form of German, which is the largest spoken language in the empire. Imperial German is the largest spoken standard German, the others are Swiss Standard German, Alsatian German, and American German. Swiss and Alsatian dialects are similar to the Alemmanic and Swabian spoken in the states of Baden, Württemberg, and Liechtenstein. Standard German and Auzkhian German are not the same, the Auzkhian German dialects are spoken in Auzkhia proper and Vienna, and Bavarian is similar, this is also called Ausko-Bavarian. It is part of Southern German dialect continua, or sometimes called High German, which should not be confused for Hochdeutsch to mean standard German. Middle German is spoken in the central states, and Low German is spoken up north on the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts, it is similar to a lot of Dutch dialects.

Hungarian is our largest non Indo-European language, as it is an Uralic language, it is more related to Finnish and Estonian, but it is alone in a sea of Germanic, Slavic, and some Romance languages.

-German
-Hungarian
-Czech
-French
-Romanian
-Italian
-Polish
-Ukrainian
-Russian
-Slovene
-Serb-Croat-Bosnian (Croatian Latin and Serbian Cyrillic alphabets)
-Slovak
-Lithuanian
-Danish
-Afrikaans

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Greater Kamilistan
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Postby Greater Kamilistan » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:59 am

In Kamilistan , the official language is Kamilistani , which 89.2% of the population speak or writes , its written in the Latin , English and Cyrllic Alphabet , but the English Alphabet was thrown , the remain are written in the Latin or Cyrllic. The Kamilistani have an mix or Mongolian and Kazakh , and some of the oldest and made up , which sound seither like russian or spanish I.e like Revolution = Revolujion

Though this the main , as Kamilistan located within the caucasus but with Kazakh-Monglian desecent , there are many other languages in Kamilistan , due to its location and diversity , languages include

-Russian
-Kazakh
-Turkish
-Persian
-Arabic
-Armenian
-Kalmyk
-Kumyk
-Kurdish
-Azeri
-Armenian
-Georgian
-English
-Ossetian
-Abkhaz/Abkhazians


Some people estimated thee are more then the listed as Karbin-Balkar Turkish and Karachay-Balkar Turkish is also speaken by the the 2 groups , Chechen and Ingushetian do speak their language also and no one can confirmed if they have their own. Many signboard are mostly have slideshow-like in highways or in Airports to tell people in difrent languages

Language Region by group

North Kadush Regions most spoken language
Abhaz/Abkhazians , Ossetians , Georgian , Karbin-Balkar Turkish , Karachay-Balkar Turkish , Kalmyk , Kumyk , Kazakh , Kamilistani

West Kamilistan
English , Russian , Kamilistani , Turkish , Georgian

Central Flatlands
Armenian , Azeri , Kamilistani

East Kamilistan
Azeri , English , Persian , Turkish.

South Kamilistan
Arabic , Persian

Recently , the native Kamilistani is not used by the youth as most of them tend to use Russian and English to communicate , one of the elders say's ''If we do not pass on , there will be no national language of the Kamilistani and that will be an problem'' and ''will have no unity'' , esitmated by 2050 , about 67 percent of the pupulation will only speak it
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Postby Disgraces » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:01 am

Every single citizen speaks castillian

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The Uterlands
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Postby The Uterlands » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:08 am

Our languages are:
. Uterlandasian: a germanic language spoken natively by 96% of our people
. Pipoment: a french creole spoken natively by some people
. Spanico: a spanish creole with a strong germanic influence spoken by the people in Poopywanker
. English: a lingua franca

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Greater Eireann
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Postby Greater Eireann » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:15 am

We have a lot of official languages due to our history as a federation of various northern peoples. English, Irish, and Norwegian are the biggest languages, but we also recognise the following as official languages of the Realm: Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Norn, Greenland Norse, Greenland Inuit, Sámi, Finnish, Karelian, Scots, German, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh. Since Eastern Screech Owls were also discovered to be sentient and granted personhood, Standard Owlish is our most recent official language. Our churches, especially in the Nordic areas, also use a special form of Old Norse referred to as Church Norse, though it is not an official language due to it not being a common language. All of these may be written in both Latin Script or Runic Script, the two official alphabets of our nation.
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Republica Federal de Catalunya
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Postby Republica Federal de Catalunya » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:20 am

The official languages Nationwide are Catalan and Occitan.
Today there are speakers of 193 languages in our country.
After WW2 economic boom We received a lot of Migrants from poorer, Spain, Italy, Portugal and from our excolonies that were becoming independent and Catalans and Valèncians From French Algeria.
Also we received a large number of expatriated since the 50s with the boom of tourism, small communities of British, Dutch, Belgians, Germanics, French and italians. Established in our country. And, many and their descendents still living in our country.
Also from the 90s We received migrants from around the globe.

Both languages are Latin languages from the Gallic family, related with French and our grammar is influenced by the French grammar and the two languages are written with the Latin Alphabet.
Catalan has two major dialectal groups the Western and Eastern dialects.

Occitan is the own language of the self-governing shires of Valh d'Aran*/Vall d'Aran** and Fenolheda*/Fenolleda**.
In the islands collectively known as Catalan Antilles and the Island of Mayol in the Indic ocean aside from Catalan and Occitan there are local variants of Crioll or Papiament, normally known by the name of the island as Montserratí, Martinenc, Bonairenc, Maorès, etc.
All the Creole languages have official status in their islands and use the Latin alphabet and their written versions are influenced by the Catalan ortography.

At school is compulsory learning at least one foreign language.
About the 80% of the population speaks English.
French, portuguese, Italian and Spanish are widely known are at least understood by most people.
Spanish is spoken by the 65% and French by the 47%.

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Quartia and Karafuto
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Postby Quartia and Karafuto » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:45 am

There is one federal-level official language: Quartian, which is a Koreanic language, historically spoken in the OTL Manchuria area.
There are five regionally official languages: Japanese in Karafuto Province, Korean in the historical Korea provinces, Nanai (a South Tungusic language, similar to Jurchen) in some historically Nanai areas on the Amur River, Nivkh in their historical territory, and Orochen (a North Tungusic language) in the far northwest regions that they live in.
96% of the population speaks one of these 5 natively.
All of the languages apart from Japanese use the Hangeul alphabet. Japanese uses the traditional Katakana and Hiragana, though an increasing minority in Karafuto are writing Japanese with Hangeul as well.
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Zitru
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Postby Zitru » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:07 pm

The sole official language of Zitru is the native Zitran, spoken by over 95% of the population as a first language.

Zitran developed mainly from the Kanic languages, spoken in the 6 pre-unification kingdoms, with most influences from the Surenic language. The earliest recorded form of the “pure” Zitran language is considered to be Old Zitran, which itself developed from Surenic. Modern Zitran is more closely related to Surenic than the other Kanic languages due to Surenic’s status as the language of the upper class, which lead to it being the most commonly used language in official matters.

Zitran dialects differ between states, cities and even towns, although most can be grouped into various umbrella dialects (e.g. Surenland, Durland, Preussen) due to their similarities. While the Kanic languages have mostly died out, there are some dialects of Zitran that are actually considered ancestors of the Vessaïn and Nordic languages. The modern Westlandic dialect (found in rural parts of the states of Westland and Bergland) and Nordic dialect (found in Appen and Bavaria), despite being dialects of the Zitran language, are often so difficult for native Zitrans from further south and east to understand that they are considered languages in their own right.

Education is conducted purely in Zitran as mandated by the National Education Administration, and Zitran classes are mandatory throughout primary education until 10th grade, after which continued study is optional.
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Diarcesia
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Diarcesian Latin
One of the two official languages of Diarcesia and considered to be a milestone of Greco-Roman culture, it is formed as a neutral language between the seven different dialects of Old Diarcesia to foster a common tongue. It takes a heavy influence from the progenitor dialects as well as, thanks to the contributions of Roman migrants, Latin script, orthography, and vocabulary. In its original form, it is mutually intelligible with Byzantine Greek, if weirdly sounding.

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Diarcesian English
One of the two official languages of Diarcesia, learning Diarcesian English gives the student a glimpse of how English English might have evolved without the Norman Conquest. Whereas Anglish is a modern attempt at reconstructing Old English for the present day, Diarcesian English is an organic evolution of the language's Germanic features and vocabulary.

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Radiatia
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Postby Radiatia » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:03 am

The Radiatian Federation is a multilingual, multi-ethnic federation.

Radiatian is the official language on a federal level and by law all Radiatians (and naturalised immigrants) must be able to read, write and converse in Radiatian.

Radiatian is considered a Germanic language, with some Slavic and Japonic influences. It uses the Roman alphabet (albeit with some differences to English) and in at least half of Radiatian states is the only spoken language. There are also slight accent/dialectic differences with the Xerconia dialect (considered a slightly simpler dialect, akin to American English) being the one used in all official communication, while the more complex Radian dialect (equivalent of Received Pronunciation in English) is considered "most traditional".

A brief guide to the language can be found here.

Several states however have co-official languages at state (or even local) level, due to ethnic or historical differences between those states and the rest of the Federation. There are also a large number of unofficial, or undocumented languages spoken predominantly by nomadic tribes in the far north or other remote and uncivilised parts of the country.

10 languages other than Radiatian are officially recognised as being co-official in several states. The state of Alayenia (Radiatia's most populous state) is unique in having three official languages delineated by region, with the traditional language of Aliyan spoken in Northern Alayenia, Radiatian only spoken in Southern Alayenia and English in Central Alayenia (i.e. Exegrad, Radiatia's largest city.)

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Chiridian is a commonly spoken language in the eastern states, with the language being close to that of the ancient Chiridian Empire which existed in the area over 2000 years ago. It is usually classified as a Turkic language.

English is common in the western states, due to these states having once been ArghNeedANamic outposts that were later absorbed into Radiatia and colonised by Radiatians as the nation expanded west. English is also spoken in Exegrad, Alayenia - the nation's biggest city. This is due to Exegrad having once been a Special Economic Zone in the communist era, as well as due to English being the international language of business and Exegrad being a city focused massively on international business.

Vashuran is spoken in several central states due to those areas having been in ancient times colonised by people from the island of Vashura. Over the centuries the language has developed and changed, with the Radiatian dialect of Vashuran now considered no longer intelligible by speakers of traditional Vashuran (much akin to the difference between modern English and Anglo-Saxon.) The language is also spoken widely in the state of Vatfer, especially western Vatfer but is not considered an official language in that state.

Drachenese is widely spoken in northwestern Radiatia, in the areas that were once part of the Kingdom of Drachensgard (which was conquered by Radiatia during the communist era and absorbed into the RPSU, with these states remaining Radiatian after the collapse of communism.) Drachenese is a Nordic language, similar to most Scandinavian languages but also containing clear Celtic influences. Drachenese does not use the Latin Alphabet - it is still written using Runes.

Elduran is unique to the island state of Eldura, which became part of Radiatia following the Arctic War of 4015. It is usually considered a Uralic language, which bears some similarities to Drachenese but very few with Radiatian.

Narasian is a Slavic language unique to the state of Naras. Historically the Narasians and Radians have been warring neighbours, and it's generally considered that Narasian has influenced the Radiatian language.

Numongolic is a Turkic language unique to the state of Numongolis. The language is considered very similar to Chiridian, however unlike Chiridian it does not use the Roman alphabet.

Aliyan is a Germanic language unique to the state of Alayenia, although mostly spoken in northern Alayenia. Today it is considered almost mutually intelligible with the Radian dialect of Radiatian due to years of cross-pollination between the two languages, although its vocabulary differs due to the absense of Slavic and Japonic influences.

Chongkao is sometimes considered a Japonic language and sometimes even considered Sino-Tibetan. It is unique to the state of Chongluntz and while it features some Germanic and even Turkic influences due to contact with Chiridians and Radiatians, the language is considered fairly similar to Tuthinan, with theories suggesting that in ancient times the people of Chongluntz originated in Tuthina.

Norfian is a Germanic language unique to the state of Norfus, but also spoken in Clode and even in Chauch.

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Postby Mynsch » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:53 am

Mynsch is small germanic language spoke by about 50,000 people, has no major dialects as mynsch is small nation, uses latin alphabet

Favourite word: laendschaff (landscape)

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Ittonia
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Postby Ittonia » Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:04 am

The official Language is Ittonian,yet politicians need to know English and Old Norse to (currently)
The Minority Languages are:
-German (18 million speakers in Ittonia)
-Swedish (87 thousand speakers in Ittonia)
-Greenlandic (20 thousand speakers in Ittonia)
Ittonia, an island at the northernmost of the north sea experiencing great history,and culture

From the Prussian colonization era to the discovery of Haeven (Now dying) This nation developed itself and doesn't hesitate continuing!Now,we're trying to do our best in this great world.(Even though it doesn't always work out,LOL)

So now,we honorably sign this post in the name of our nation:The Republic of Ittonia

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Postby The Elyrion » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:27 pm

Hello. For a very long time, our people have been an isolated tribe, with very little contact with the international world. This makes our language perhaps seem very alien, with no connection to other languages across the planet.
Nevertheless, I will try to explain it to you.

As an almost completely pure nation, pretty much everyone knows the national ∑∫ỹriȱŋ language.
Here's how you would say 'The Elyrion city has the mightiest population in Elyrion!'

" ∑∫¤ỹr ∑∫ỹriȱŋ ⋔~⋔π⋔ ţa^ ∑∫¤ỹr ⋔ƒπȱπ₺Δ in ∑∫ỹriȱŋ! "

Let's just say 100% of the population speaks ∑∫ỹriȱŋ, since the few immigrants that don't is almost negligible.

Otherwise, the second most popular language spoken is English. Only the very few, perhaps 0.08% of people speak it, including the most rich of Elyrion, and the royal family, which of course includes me.

Thanks for the question. If you have any questions about our unique language, you need only to ask.

This message was personally crafted by his majesty King Elaminuus I
The official panel of the royal crown of The United Kingdom of The Elyrion.
King Elaminuus
The royal family collective
The royal Elyrion coat of arms
"Chivalry and Spiritualism"

Messages for the Elyrion nation must be directed to the current monarch or a member of the royal family, unless otherwise indicated.

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Postby Mosarabia » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:48 am

In Mosarabia, the official language is Mosarabic (Mosarabico/مۆسارابیکۆ), a romance language with primarily Arabic and (to a lesser extent) Persian influence, and is the native tongue of around 94% of the population. It's written in a variant of the Perso-Arabic script in its official form, though there is an unofficial Latin alphabet used by some religious minorities.

There is some dialectal variation, depending on which part of the nation one comes from, but they are generally relatively minor differences in pronunciation and verb conjugation, rarely causing serious intelligibility issues.

There are a small percentage of Arabic and Farsi/Persian speakers, mostly in rural areas.
La Jumuria Democratica de Mosarabia
لا جومهوریا ده‌مۆچراتیچا ده‌ مۆسارابیا

Allá non est all'obscuro de tas actiones!

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Joija
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Postby Joija » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:39 am

Dutch, Joijan, English and French are the main languages.

Some other languages spoken include Joijan Creole (a mix of French, Dutch, Joijan and English), Indonesian, Tagalog, Japanese, many Chinese/Sino-Tibetan languages (mostly Mandarin), Hindustani (and other Indian subcontinent languages), Malay and Thai.

Indigenous languages (spoken by 8% of the population) include Nimani, Yewaban and Hokanohtan, alongside around 130 others.
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Hey guys. It's me, a dummy that runs a Mediterranean-climate island nation of 78 million idiots. Check us out, we're kinda warm and kinda cool. Sweeeeeet.

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Postby Mevraq » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:34 am

The official language of Mevraq is Teimani, sometimes called Judeo-Arabic. It is a dialect of Arabic that is usually written in the Hebrew script (with a few modifications).

There are several minority languages spoken in Mevraq. Four are recognized: Swahili, Yiddish, Balochi, and Marathi.

Hebrew, while not an official language, enjoys a place in Mevraq comparable to Latin in European nations or Classical Arabic in Muslim nations. Hebrew is the language of tradition, and is commonly used for place names and mottoes.

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Postby Charoskania » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:19 am

English, and the charoin language
This is a Message from the Monarch Queen Anne Solovia Brachton Maniar
Total Number: 3,048,400
Army Personnel: 2,000,000
Tanks:1520
Infantry Veh.:1289
Armoured:3575
Helias:250
Utility:1968
Reconnaissance:60
Artillery:998
Air Def.:426
Navy Personnel:12,600
Subs:3
Firigates:2
Corvettes:2
Facs:3
Anti-Mine:24
Patrol:4
Mine:5
Salvage:4
Auxiliary:9
Training:2
Air Force Personnel:1,000,000
Combat Aircraft:212
Recon:1
Transport:64
Helis:139
Trainer:128
Unmanned:5 A
ny other Branches: Territorial Defense 30 000, Volunteer, 5800
Leader: Axel, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania
Population: 54 Mil


A Class 1 Civilization according to this index.

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Postby Brilinako » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:23 pm

Dutch and English are co-official languages. Commonly spoken minority languages include Spanish and French, with Hebrew and Yiddish being spoken by the thriving Haredi community. Due to growing immigration rates, languages such as Arabic, Turkish, variations of Chinese and Hindi have gained ground in recent years and can be overheard in urban areas.
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