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Lorman
Lōrmāniskan
Region Largonia, Kordusia, Miktar and Dorvan
Ethnicity Dorvish
Native speakers Lorman  (date missing)
Language family
Superseleyan
  • Rhaetan
  • Northern Rhaetan
  • Central Dundorfian
  • East Dundorfian
Official status
Regulated by Ministry of Education and Culture
Language codes
ISO 639-1 213
ISO 639-3 lor

Lorman[1][2][3] (Lorman: Lōrmāniskan) is a language that is spoken by a large portion of the Dorvish population. Lorman developed as a blend of Kerisian and Proto-Dundorfian this was due to the Kerisian raiders who assaulted Artania's eastern coast over the course of early history. Linguist have debated wither to classify Lorman as a Central Dundorfian language or it's own classification as an Eastern Dundorfian language.

Lorman survived as an unofficial language until the mid 30th century when the Communist Party of Dorvik announced that the Dundorfian language would be adopted to better unite the continent of Artania and unify the Dorvish people. General-Secretary Raymond Petrov stated that Lorman is an essential piece of the Dorvish cultural character and should not be forgotten. It is common to see Lorman still taught and used throughout mainland Dorvik where it remains popular with mainland nationalist. Lorman is a common second language on mainland Dorvik, where some schools teach Lorman first before the actual Dorvish language.

HistoryEdit

Lorman is a blending of Kerisian and Proto-Dundorfian, with hints of Modern Dundorfian. The Lorman language, as well as the Lorman ethnicity is popular in Miktar, the primary settlement of the Lorman people and on the eastern coast of Kordusia where many Kerisian raids took place. Lorman remained a substantial language in Dorvik until it was revived by several prominent Dorvish nobles, including the zu Völksau who are the Kings of Kruthia and Grand Dukes of Lievenia (southern Miktar) and the Lÿndow-Sennhein family who are the Grand Dukes of Miktar (primarily central and northern Miktar). They were later joined by the Duke of Greater Kordusia the Auspitz-Topol family in promoting the Lorman language.

Dundorfian was selected over Lorman due to the majority of Dorvish Dundorfians in Dorvik, especially within the government. This was furthered by the fact that Raymond Petrov was a Hulstro-Trigunian, who were more Dundorfian than the Hulstrians themselves, as their culture had broken away from some of the traditional Dundorfian mannerism.

Lorman nationalismEdit

Nationalist Flag of the Lormans

Nationalist flag of the Lormans.

Despite the fact that the Lorman language retains a popularity in Dorvik, most mainlanders feel that they must hold onto what separates them from the islanders. The Lorman Cultural Organization (Lorman: Lōrmāns kultūris ōrganizaciōni, LKO) is Dorvish organization dedicated to the protection and upkeep of the Lorman culture, it has at times been known for it's nationalist stance and much akin to Mothar it has it's extremist side. The LKO is known for its support of pro-Lorman candidates in the Federal Assembly and attempting to lobby local governments in Largonia and Miktar, where their support is strongest, to enforce Lorman cultural virtues and languages.

The Lorman Guard (Lorman: Lōrmāns kērmensargs, LK) is an illegal ultra-nationalist faction of the LKO which seeks an implementation of the Lorman culture into mainland Dorvik. The Dorvish umbrella ethnicity has remained rather peaceful since the transition to using Dundorfian, however a surge in nationalism in both the Lormans and the Mothin's has led the Dorvish government to adopt a rather repressive stance against these organizations. The Lorman Guard have been known for their "terrorist" actions in remote areas of Dorvik where they operate. A former director of the Federal Security Service stated that the "..surge in Lorman nationalism is quite possibly the most dangerous thing for Dorvish unity."

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://wirdeins.twanksta.org/, Old Prussian dictionary (Recommended)
  2. http://poshka.bizland.com/prussian/reconstructions.htm, Old Prussian dictionary (Alternative)
  3. http://archive.org/stream/Orel-AHandbookOfGermanicEtymology/2003OrelV.-AHandbookOfGermanicEtymology#page/n3/mode/2up, Proto-Germanic dictionary, includes Old Prussian (Alternative)
Dorvish topics
History History of Dorvik - Dundorfian Reich - Kingdom of Dorvik - Heraldry of Dorvik - Narik Wars
Geography Wolfsfeld forest - Regismund Channel - Black Mountain Chain - Frostenwald forest - Kerkeneik forest
Politics Government of Dorvik - President of the Dorvish Republic - State Chancellor of the Dorvish Republic - State Council - Council of Ministers - Armed Forces of Dorvik - Dorvish Police - State Criminal Service - Foreign Intelligence Service - State Security and Defense Council - State Security Service - Artanian Union - Orders, decorations, and medals of Dorvik
Demographics Ethnic Groups: Dorvish - Lorman
Religion: Hosianism (Selucian Patriarchal Church, Reformed Hosian Church of Dorvik)
Culture Junkers - Nobility of Dorvik - Monarch of Dorvik
Economy Economy of Dorvik - Corporations in Dorvik - Federal Bank of Dorvik - Artanian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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