User:Rajavlitra/Language

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  • English thus becomes an OOC language rather than an IC language because how the fuck are you going to connect
  • Mainly focusing on the Antrecian sprachbund:
    • Latin is nerfed in favor of Greek, which sounds pretty aesthetic as is. Brythonic stays. Germanic is replaced by Baltic and some Slavic. Probably add some Hittite there (actually that's a horrible idea let's not)
  • Austronesian-dominated S. Bridgelands stands. Kawi/Old Javanese serves as the sanskrit, Min uses a Barito/Chamic inspired language rather than straight up Ivatan (which would be closer to Partania. Shimorese?) (javanese has multiple registers sanskrit loans are valid fuck you)
    • Kohonara's Manchu sensibilities will be dominated by an Austronesian superstrate. Semitic-Chinese-Tibetan-Austronesian-Finno Inuit metharian sprachbund abound.
    • Some partanian may orthographically/phonetically follow Nahua principles.
  • Erhati (sacred akkado-aramaic) stands and sounds more Oghuz than Arabic. Armenian and the other Indo-European languages near Bazgriya are nerfed, thus making Entalaun predominantly Semitic.
    • Some pockets of Antrecio-Bazgriyan may remain post-Hyratia.
    • Kashrania will utilize a Phoenician-ish language? The country has intended big East African/Mali overtones iirc
    • Arazan will probably go a very Kurdish/Aryan route for Semitic
    • Egyptian-Coptic becomes a big preclassical language (a la avestan and persian) by virtue of the Nafaritid empire.

Major changes since language change

Antrecia

  • Italo celtics now nerfed, only remaining Indo-European is now Brythonic Celtic and Baltic, which replaces Germanic.
  • Old Prussian will take the place of Gothic and Old Saxon replaced by Lithuanian/Latvian. English is a direct descendant of Old Prussian, and so is Varmish.
  • Greek is merged with latin to form Myrcano-Lavinian (South Bazgriyan). It has its own independent vocabulary (save for some stuff here and there) mainly based on Hurrian and Pre-Greek.
  • Coptic as minority language stands. Etruscan as major linguistic source also stands.
Language Regions Pre-Conlang Conlang era
Greater Ottonia Germanic region. Old Saxon and Gothic (the Greek to Old Saxon's Russian) are dominant. Ingvaeonic and Nordic, from Norgavria to Englemark enclose east Germanic lands (the Machtvierhalt Peninsula).

Pan-Ingvaeonic:

  • English
  • Belgrish
  • Varmish

East/Central-German

  • Gothic
    • Vieric
    • Teutonic
    • Kyndish
Baltic region. Gothic replaced by Old Prussian (which looks/sounds similar anyway), which later dispersed into other languages (the Postarvonnic). This Old Prussian corridor still encloses the Machtvierhalt peninsula (now Tevadruchtau).

West Baltic (Old Prussian)

  • Eglish
  • Belgrish
  • Varmish

East Baltic

  • Tevadrutauisks
    • Varaldic
    • Maric
    • Tavtanic
Galatia Brythonic. No Change, other than the end of Italo-Celtic continuum. Prevnic is Brythonic but not Patrean (see: Venedic)
Lavinia Wholly Italic/Latinate. No Greek, supplanted by Etruscan and Coptic. Italic is closely linked with Celtic, due to shared nomadic tradition. Latin is replaced with a Greco-Latin (Hurrian-ish) conlang (Myrcano-Lavinian), thus reviving very much needed terminology. Has a basic European Mediterranean grammar. Etruscan still exists and supplies loans necessary.

Hallegia-Essia

  • Sibero-Uralic replaces Eskimo-Uralic languages. Samoyedic (under a Yenisei aesthetic) prevails in East to south Hallegia to replace finno-aleut and Pesudo-Cree. Finno-aleut (thanks to more Finno-Sami Cambrogea archipelago) prevails in south and west hallegia, and thanks to trade/contact in glade sea has a Indo-European and Semitic substrate.
  • Kinbo (kin phx > kyinpohuz) is now an Burmic/Kra-dai region under a Turkic aesthetic. Sino-Tibetic Essia (elven lands) prevail.
    • Tangut and other Burmic languages?
      • Kohonaran Burmic substrate?

Southern Metharia

  • Who replaces Sanskrit?
    • Possible alternatives: West Hyrotic (Kamakic, too ancient), Kawi (rl lasted from ~7-9th c. CE, becoming Javanese by 13th C.), Akan language (northern language, spread thanks to religion), Circassian or Georgian for the memes.
    • Probably two sanskrits? One "substrate sanskrit" and one "superstrate"? Kawi is already austronesian and its development would just develop a cognate/reborrowing trend that "highfalutenizes" respective vocabularies. (ex. tagalog tunggali, conflict develops to kawi ketunggalan > pagkatunggatunggalian, diversity, akin to pagkakaibaiba)
    • Akan-Circassian on the other hand gives us weirder vocabulary unprecedented for worldbuilding factor. See: Abkhaz āh°̍əntkārrā (ahwyntkarra) and Adyghe ẑ°ġăxăk° (zhwagakhakw) "state" compared to Indo-Aryan rashtra, kshashathiya, janapad, ganasangh, etc. Or georgian mtavroba, saxelmc̣ipo (from xelmc̣ipe, king), or samepo for that matter.