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Created byS.C.
SettingAlt-history Europe, Northern Italic Peninsula
Native toAvendonia
Early form
Standard form
Central Avendonian dialect
  • North Adriatic (nordadriatico)
  • Alpine (alpino)
  • High Burgundian (ocburgundico)
  • Low Burgundian (lagburgundico)
  • Genoese (genoico)
Official status
Official language in
Regulated byGrunditio Cuningica per la Spraca Avendoniana
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Approximate borders of Avendonia
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Avendonian (autoglossonym: avendoniano; Avendonian: [avendoˈni̯ano]) is a West Germanic language, with strong influence of Vulgar Latin. It is the result of a prolonged contact among members of both regions, after West Germanic merchants began travelling to and from the Western Roman Empire. These connections—and the conquest by the Germanic tribes of the northern skirts of the Roman Empire—slowly formed a creole for mutual communication. Eventually, permanent settlements were established in what would become modern-day Avendonia, where Avendonian is primarily spoken, with official status.

While its vocabulary derives for the most part from Proto-Germanic, Latin influence is most notable in its phonology and its grammar.

Avendonian grammar is relatively straightforward and akin to the grammar of other Romance languages, due to the influence of Latin.

  1. Two sets of articles, indefinite and definite, preceding the noun.
  2. Gender and number inflection in nouns, adjectives, and pronouns. Articles and adjectives must agree inflection-wise with the noun or pronoun they modify.
  3. Twofold gender system, masculine and feminine. Loss of Latin neuter gender.
  4. Fusional verb inflection for person, number, mood, and tense.

However, noun and adjective declension endings, along with the ablaut in strong verbs are elements derived from Germanic.

There are six major dialects of Avendonian. Central Avendonian (or midio) is considered the standard language, and it is the language most of the author's work is based upon. The main features of the other five dialects will be discussed in the following sections.

Rangyayo (琅野語) is the native language of the Rangyan people and an official language of the East Asian island nation of Rangya. It is currently classified as a language isolate but could has proposed ties to the hypothetical Altaic language family. Rangyayo is notable for its mixed-logographic and featural orthography, agglutinative grammar and organic mixture of native and Sinitic vocabulary.
Type[*] Alignment[*] Head-direction[*] Tonal Declension[*] Conjugation[*]
Agglutinating Nominative-accusative Final Yes Case Number Voice Mood Person
Definiteness Gender Number Tense Aspect
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