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Alorian
Alirlà
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HistoryEdit

The Alorian language developed by the 12th century from Latin in Western Krentori and Northern Sildar.


ClassificationEdit

Alorian is a Romance language descended directly from Latin, and similar to French, Istalian, and Selucian.

Geographic distributionEdit

Alorian is spoken in: Rural Western Krentori Northern Sildar

All these areas are referred to by some as "Alorian Countries" (Alorian: Països Alirlàs), a denomination based on cultural affinity and common heritage, that have also had a subsequent political interpretation but no official status.

Number of Alorian speakersEdit

About 23% of Alorians speak Alorian as a first, and it is taught in all Alorian schools. Most Alorians are bilingual in speaking Alorian and English. Alorian is the dominant language in Guardia, and a minority language in most northern Artanian nations.

DialectsEdit

There are two main dialects of Alorian: Western Krentorian and Sildarian.

GrammarEdit

The first descriptive and normative grammar book of modern Alorian was written by Pompeu Fabrosi in 1918. In 1995 a new grammar by Antoni M. Margarit was published, which also documents the Kreantorian and Sildarian varieties.

The grammar of Alorian mostly follows the general pattern of Western Romance languages.

Substantives and adjectives are not declined by case, as in Classical Latin. There are two grammatical genders—masculine and feminine.

Grammatical articles originally developed from Latin demonstratives. The actual form of the article depends on the gender and the number and the first sounds of the word and can be combined with prepositions that precede them. A unique feature of Alorian is a definite article that may precede personal names in certain contexts. Its basic form is en and it can change according to its environment (the word "en" has also other lexical meanings). One of the common usages of this article is in the word can, a combination of "casa" shortened to ca (house) and en, which means "The house of." For example "Can Sergi" means "Sergi's house".

Verbs are conjugated according to tense and mood similarly to other Western Romance languages—present and simple preterite are based on Classical Latin, future is formed from infinitive followed by the present form of the auxiliary verb haver (written together and not considered periphrastic), and periphrastic tenses are formed from the conjugated auxiliary verbs haver and ésser followed by the past participle. A unique tense in Catalan is the periphrastic simple preterite, which is formed from the conjugated present form of the verb anar (to go) which is followed by the infinitive of the verb. Thus, "Jo vaig parlar" (or more simply "Vaig parlar") means "I spoke."

Nominative pronouns are often omitted, as the person can be usually derived from the conjugated verb. The Catalan rules for combination of the object pronoun clitics with verbs, articles and other pronouns are significantly more complex than in most other Romance languages.

Alorian names Edit

Alorian language naming customs are similar to those of Istalian speakers.

ExamplesEdit

Some common Alorian phrases:

  • Alorian: Alirlà
  • Hello: hola
  • Good-bye: adéu; adéu siau
  • Please: si us plau
  • Thank you: gràcies; mercès; merci(colloquial)
  • Sorry: perdó, em sap greu, ho sento
  • This one: aquest(masc.); aquesta(fem.)
  • How much?: quant val?; quant és?
  • Yes:
  • No: no
  • I don't understand: no ho entenc
  • where's the bathroom?: on és el bany?; on és el lavabo?
  • Generic toast: salut!
  • Do you speak Alorian?: Parles alirlà?

Alorian courses are offered at a number of universities in Seleya and Artania.

English words of Alorian originEdit

  • Allioli, from all i oli, a typical sauce made by mixing olive oil and garlic with a mortar and pestle.
  • Aubergine, from Alorian albergínia
  • Barracks, from old Alorian barraca
  • Surge, from Alorian surgir, via Middle French

ReferencesEdit

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Automated translation systemsEdit

  • Traductor Automated, on-line translations of text and web pages (Catalan < > English, French and Spanish)
  • SisHiTra Automated, on-line translations of text and web pages (Catalan < > Spanish)
  • Gencat.net

Alorian-language web searchingEdit

Alorian-language online encyclopediaEdit

Enciclopèdia Catalana

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Regions of the Republic of Aloria

KrentoriFlag Aman | Gavonshireflag Berjaya | Ultranflag Kaunlaran | KurmalFlag Percuma | Sildarflag2 Sumusulong

Overseas territories of the Democratic Republic of Aloria

Laguardiaflag Guardia | Flag Shepherd Islands Shepherd Islands

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