Languages of Vasarden
This page summarizes the histories and current statuses of the various languages spoken around the world.
- 1 Aitic family
- 2 Oridia-Tusola family
- 3 Patyro-Bhasari family
- 3.1 Veisic languages
- 3.2 Janic-Molvic languages
- 3.3 Deoran languages
- 3.4 Taraji-Mahadic languages
- 3.5 Other Patyro-Bhasari languages
- 4 Language Isolates
Granzerian is an Aitic language in the Poika-Janhen subfamily, spoken in Granzery and parts of several neighbouring countries. It is the official language of Granzery and one of the 11 official languages of the Union of Patyrian States. It is also spoken by Granzerian diaspora communities worldwide, especially in Artalia. With 60 million speakers, it is the subfamily's largest member by number of speakers, and the second-largest Aitic language after only Poicarian. It is most closely related to the Janhen and Vogiil Aitic languages.
Granzerian originated in Western Oridia, in the modern day Aitic Federation, it was an amalgamation of several Poica-Janhen languages, it is believed the language took influence from Mahsadar, the scholarly consensus agrees Mahsadari loanwords in Granzerian probably date back over a millenium, with loanwords from !Turkic languages appearing later, during the Grozyar migrations from the 5th to 8th Centuries. After settling in the Granzerian basin, the Granzerian language incorporated elements from the nearby Molvic languages, the most notable of these coming from the Simoro-Yugarian language.
Poicarian is an Aitic language of the Poikkic branch spoken by the majority of the population in the Aitic Federation and is one of the 8 official languages of the Aitic Federation. Poicarian is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages. It modifies and inflects nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals and verbs, depending on their roles in the sentence. With over 120 million native speakers both in the Aitic Federation and across the globe, it is the largest of the Aitic languages by number of speakers, with twice as many speakers as the second largest Aitic language, Granzerian.
The most closely related Aitic language to Poicarian is Akkalan, and it is generally agreed the Poicarian language evolved from the proto-Poikkic language when the Akkalan language was separated from it at around the 11th Century BCE. It was also one of the first Eastern-Patyrian languages to adopt the Valetic script, after the Great Eastern Crusades of the 12th century CE and subsequent conversion of Poicary to Christianity. As a result of this, much of the modern Poicarian script is closely based on Borish languages, particularly Corthic and Vierz, of whom comprised the majority of the Crusading forces.
The Akkalan language is a minority language within the Aitic Federation, and is the largest Aitic language apart from Poicarian and Granzerian, with over 6.5 million native speakers, mostly within the Aitic Federation. It is the second-most common language in the Aitic Federation and is one of the 8 official languages of the Aitic Federation.
Vierz is a Veisic language, from the South Veisic branch of the subfamily. It is the official and most common language of Vierzland, Vonzumier, and numerous other South Artalian countries, while serving as an inter-ethnic language in parts of Tusola and having a further presence as a second language in west Oridia. The global prevalence of the language, and its official status within two of the world's great powers, has made it the world's unofficial lingua franca. Accounting for non-native speakers, it is the world's most spoken language, and the most widely-taught language in non-Vierz-speaking countries.
Vierz originated in eastern Vierzland, where it served as the official language of the Vierz League before being adopted by the unified Vierz Empire as the national language. Vierzland's colonization of the New World resulted in the displacement of the native population, and the establishment of Vierz as the primary language in Vierzland's colonial holdings there. The breakaway colony of Vonzumier eventually ascended into great power status, granting further prestige to the Vierz language. Elsewhere, Vierz was forced upon the local populace. In linguistically diverse Tusola, the language was adopted in earnest by the locals to bridge ethnolinguistic divisions; whereas in west Oridia, where Caraqi was already prevalent as the singular unifying language, Vierz was only used by the colonial administration.
Hauvic is variously regarded as a dialect or register of the Vierz language, or as a separate language entirely. It features notable differences from Standard Vierz and limited mutual intelligibility, while also being notably closer to Borish than Standard Vierz. The language was historically used by the Vierz Kingdom prior to the incorporation of the Vierz League and the adoption of eastern Vierz as the national language.
Luepolan is a Janic-Molvic language, from the South Molvic branch of the subfamily. It is the official language of Luepola, and continues to be spoken by large proportions of the Luepolan diaspora outside of the country. Luepolan is the most spoken Janic-Molvic language and the second most spoken native language in Patyria.
Luepolan first emerged as a distinct language in the 9th century, when it definitively diverged from the rest of the South Molvic languages. It served as the official language of both Varadna and Strentland, serving as one of the common ties between the kingdoms that would eventually unite them into Luepola. The Luepolan language was spread alongside Luepola's borders as more land was claimed- displacing other languages and threatening the extinction of the Aneskan language. This has resulted in Luepolan having a significantly larger geographic spread than many other Molvic languages.
Ahji and Tarati are two registers of the same language. The language is used in the world's most populous country, Bhasar; with over 800 million native speakers, it is the world's most spoken first language. The Tarati register alone is the most spoken language on the continent of Oridia. The Tarati register is the official language of Bhasar, but Ahji is co-official with Tarati at the provincial level in most provinces of Bhasar.
The language traces its roots to ancient Sanskrit, which has been attested in modern-day Bhasar for as long as 4,000 years. Sanskrit remains prominent in Bhasari religious texts, though the officially state atheist government of Bhasar has rejected the continued use of it.
Other Patyro-Bhasari languages