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Llonkréyol
Landashir
Spoken in Landashir, Oak Department
Total speakers None
Language family Indo-European
  • Germanic
    • Low Germanic
      • Gallo-Germanic
        • Llonkréyol
Language type Constructed Language
Regulated by James Puchowski



Llonkréyol (Llonkréyol: Kréyol(-Londaise)) is a constructed language which used to be minority language of the Crown Principality of Landashir. Llonkréyol originates from Low German Languages and Dialects, with a Gallo-romance influence.

Introduction

Llonkréyol has developed since the creation of the Crown Principality of Landashir. Many attempts to revive old languages of Landashir have usually failed, but the Landashir'n Government recently have funded the mass-revival of Llonkréyol. Llonkréyol will be added to the Curriculum in its schools, and will slowly be introduced to be used in everyday conversation. Llonkréyol contains some loan words, usually from English and Esperanto.

Lexicology

Alphabet

Llonkréyol uses the same letters as used in English, pronounced in a North European accent. Additional letters are as followed: é (eh), ö (uh), ÿ (oh), ë (yeh). Phonetical sounds are as follows: ck (ch as in loch), aa (å), uu (oo), ou (w), yy (ii).

Lexicon

  • Hello: Ëllo
  • Good Morning: Göode-morgcken
  • Good Afternoon/Evening: Göode-nuun
  • Good Night: Göode-nackt
  • Goodbye: Diutrevuu
  • Thank you: Dankëuu
  • Please: Si-tu-plén
  • Yes: Oui
  • No: Non
  • Help!: Hyylp eck!

Names

  • Landashir: Londije
  • Britain: Britije
  • Flandrensis: Flaandrenije
  • Slinky Empyre: Slyynkije
  • Molossia: Molosije
  • Sycamore Booker: Syycamor-Böckr
  • Oakia: Ökije
  • Austenasia: Austije

Numbers

  • Uun = one
  • Dÿÿ = two
  • Tré = three
  • Faar = four
  • Fijv = five
  • Sés = six
  • Sev/ Sep = seven
  • Ojt = eight
  • Neun = nine
  • Dés = ten
  • Dÿÿdi = Twenty (-di = -ty)
  • Huunder = Hundred
  • Cjent = Thousand
  • Miluën = Million

Correlatives

  • "Vaa'-" = what? -
    • (nothing) = thing = Vaa?
    • sö = sort of = Vaa'sö?
    • m = reason = Vaa'm?
    • thur = time = Vaa'thur?
    • eh = place = Vaa'eh?
    • oh = manner = Vaa'oh?
    • mutj = quantity = Vaa'mutj?
    • uun = one = Vaa'uun?

Morphology

Nouns and Gender

All subjects are considered neutral (except living beings). Ancient nouns can usually be indicated by an /o/ ending. However, as the language has evolved, recognising nouns is harder but it can be done with experience.

Example nouns

  • Human: Huumön
  • Man: Man
  • Woman: Fraou
  • Child: Jönesse
  • Telephone: Télefono (ancient noun)
  • House: Huus
  • Dog: Hun
  • Newspaper: Neuuspaper
  • Institute: Instituut


Pronouns

  • I: Eck, my: Ech, me: Meck
  • You: Tu
  • Your: Tuur
  • It/he/she: Het
  • Its/his/her: Hen
  • They: Thaé
  • Their: Thaén
  • We: Vyy
  • Our: Vyyn

'To Be' conjugation

  • Eck aam (I am) / Aam meck (I am) (used in informal writing and conversation)
  • Tu aam (You are)
  • Het aam (It/he/she is) / 'T'aam (It/He/She is) (used in informal writing and conversation)
  • Thaé aams (They are)
  • Vyy aams (We are)

'To Have' conjugation

  • Eck haav (I have) / Haav meck (I have) (Used in informal writing and conversation)
  • Tu haav (You have)
  • Het 'aav (It/he/she has) (the H is only taken off when used with Het) / 'T'aav (It/he/she has) (used in informal writing and conversation
  • Thaé haavs (They have)
  • Vyy haavs (We have)

You can see that if a pronoun is representing more then one person or thing, the verb will end with the suffix /-s/.

Verbs

All verbs end with the suffix /-n/, and the /-n/ is taken off when not used as its dictionary verb in a sentence. There are no irregular verbs.

Common verbs

  • To be: Aamn
  • To have: Haavn
  • To eat: Essn
  • To pay: Paatn
  • To explode: Splÿdn
  • To say: Seitn
  • To be there: Metn
  • To make/do: Mackn

Word Order

  • Eck aam uun Londaise (I am Landashir'n)
    • Pronoun - conjugated verb - noun.
  • Eck haav tuur monen egtackn (I have taken your money)
    • Pronoun - conjugated verb - possessive pronoun - noun - dictionary root verb.
  • Eck tuur monen tacked (" ")
    • Pronoun - possessive pronoun - plural noun - imperfect verb

Atheist Bus Campaign in Llonkréyol

The Atheist Bus Campaign Advert in Llonkréyol

Example text

First Verse of the Windmills of Your Mind (Michel Legrand)

  • Raunt, sö uun circlet in uun spiral, sö uun rad vec-in uun rad,
  • Né’et endn odre beginn dans uun é’et spinnit pshat,
  • Sö uun snegbal dien uun monte odre unn carnival bluun
  • Sö uun karosel tha’aam tüurnn kuurnn ringen rond le luun,
  • Sö uun clok,s maan aam sjeptjn past le minutn de hen ckop,
  • Et le mond aam sö uun apfil, ourln silentment en nop,
  • Sö le circleten tu fauck, en la vindmen de tuur laauck.

A letter to a Kréyol speaker

Ech Robert, Het géét? Eck esper tha' tuur holidei am Thatjenija vaar göode. Si-tu-plén, vaa'aam tuur favoritije passetemp? Ech favoritije passetemp aam muÿsik; espesijelije piano et trompet. Eck attÿ ici in Syycamore, untyl tu returne. Tout-le-bëse, James

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