Lavinian language

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File:Lavinian language.png
An excerpt in Lavinian in the Tartessic script
Region Eastern Antraea (core urheimat modern east Tartessa)
Ethnicity Lavinians
Tartessic script
File:Map of Lavinian Confed.png

The Lavinian language (lauraravet, lit. "our tongue") was the classical language of the Lavinian civilization and the precursor to the modern Lavinic languages, the most widespread branch of the Antraean-Ardaic language family. Its preserved, written version depicted in this article, also known as High Lavinian (atrardvatim), is the language of trade and government among the disparate city-states of the Palatine Confederation.

Lavinian diverged from Valerian Ardaic roughly by 700 væ. From there, the language gradually acquired more Bazgrian traits, taking features and vocabulary from languages of conquered and neighboring cultures, particularly Cannonian and Antarian.



Nominal morphology

Lavinian follows a simple morphology and case system seen in Earth languages such as Indo-European. It has three grammatical genders: male, female and neuter, and two noun classes: animate and inanimate.

Verb morphology