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The Lāgsmānfinu, the flag of the Lagsmen.
Created byJukethatbox
Native to"Lāgsmānland"
Native speakers400,000 (2023)
Early forms
  • Proto-Germanic
    • Proto-South Germanic
Standard form
Ghrāßa(Graz) dialect
  • Ghrāßa dialect
  • Szubrun(Sopron) dialect
  • Maribor dialect
  • Waragdin(Varaždin) dialect
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byAkādami Ghrāßa, Akaadami Szumbataal
The proposed borders of Lāgsmānland, based on ethnic and linguistic conposition.
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Lāgsmān is a Germanic language(specifically of the fictional South Germanic family) spoken by the nomadic Lagsmen, who freely roam the area between Varaždin, Graz and Szombathely, colloquially known as the Lāgsmānland[1]. The endonym is a portmanteau of the Proto-Germanic word *hlaupanan, "to leap"(also the root of German laufen, to walk) and man, from Proto-Germanic *manwaz.

The Lagsmen are usually quite pro-EU, because of the Schengen Area which, in modern times, allowed them to continue their traditional nomadic life across Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.


The main idea around this language is just to make a really goofy Germanic language without straying from that root. So in a way, its kind of like a jokelang, but I genuinely plan on fleshing the language out.



Hello, I speak English.


Hallo, ik spreek Nederlands.


Hallo, ich spreche Deutsch.


Hālo, ig spēghe Lāgsmān.



There are currently two orthographies used to write Lāgsmān- the Ghrāßa orthography, supported by the Akādami Ghrāßa situated in Austria, and the Szumbaatal orthography, supported by the Akaadami Szumbaatal situated in Hungary. Ghrāßa is heavily influenced by German orthography, whereas Szumbaatal is heavily influenced by Hungarian orthography.

Those who advocate for the Ghrāßa system, known as the Ghrāßarumuz, claim that since Lāgsmān is a Germanic language, and also that other South Germanic languages such as Mudukris use a German-based orthography, they believe that Lāgsmān should also use a German-based orthography.

Those who instead advocate for the Szumbaatal system, known as the Szumbaatalrumuz, argue that as the majority of ethnic Lagsmen live in western Hungary, and that many learners of Lāgsmān as a second language are also Hungarian, Lāgsmān should accomodate for the majority and use a Hungarian-based orthography to minimise confusion among primarily Hungarian learners.

In general however, the Ghrāßa system tends to be a bit more popular than Szumbaatal, with the Croatian Academy of Lāgsmān(Akādami Gurvazkha Lāgsmān, Akaadami Ğurvazka Laagsmaan) officially using both.





Lāgsmān is paroxytonic, so primary stress is placed on the penultimate syllable of a word.





Constituent order

Lāgsmān is both an SVO and SOV language, depending on dialect and context. For example, in the Szubrun dialect of western Hungary, sentences tend to be formed as "gu ğraasza eeter"(cow-PL grass-ACC eat.3SG, cows eat grass), whereas the equivalent in the Ghrāßa dialect would be "ghu ēter grāßa"(cow-PL eat.3SG grass-ACC, cows eat grass).

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  1. ^ The Lāgsmānland is not a genuine nation-state, but the area is mostly united by ethnicity, culture and language, like Kurdistan. Of course, there are many who wish to see a Lāgsmānland nation-state, similar to Kurdistan, but the nationalistic sentiment is less widespread than Kurdistan. Kurdistana Azad!