|Language type||Constructed Language|
Old Francillian was a constructed language originating in the Democratic Duchy of Francisville, and the original form of the Francillian language. The use of the language fell into decline, and it is now considered obsolete. Old Francillian is the predecessor to Modern Francillian and Francillish, a dialect originating in Landashir.
The Francillian Language was developed by Jamie Sutherland in 2009. The language was originally based on the High German Languages, which principally include Standard German and Luxembourgish. However, Francillian does not follow the full structure of these languages, and is, in some ways, more simplified. Old Francillian contained many loan words, mainly from German, French and Luxembourgish.
Alphabet and Pronounciation
Old Francillian uses the 26 Latin Letters, in addition to the modified letters: é (ay), è (eh), Ç (s) and ß (ss). Francillian did contain French influenced letter combinations such as -ois, which have generally died out in succeeding languages. Apart from this, nearly all letters in a word were pronounced.
Common Words and Phrases
- Hello (formal) or Good Afternoon: Moien
- Hi (informal): Salut
- Greetings: Brakhot
- Good Morning: Gutt Morgan
- Good Evening: Gutt farge
- Good Night: Gutt Niht
- Goodbye: Senere
- Yes: Ja
- No: Nat
- Please: Hattes
- Thank you: Merci
- How are you: Kat gees dech?
- Well: Weltz
- Bad Bedel
- Alright/ not bad: fin
- How: Kat?
- What/ Which: Firn?
- Where: vort?
- With: avec
- And: Und
- But: Mais
Old Francillian was split according to:
- Three Genders: masculine, feminine, and neutral.
- Three Cases: nominative, accusative, and genitive (the dative becoming joined with the accusative)
- Two numbers: Singular and Plural
Nouns and Gender
Personal Pronouns in Francillian were as below. With the genitive case, the weak version (my, your) is shown. In the strong version (mine, yours) any additional letters shown in the brackets are added. Possessive pronouns in Old Francillian did not change with gender.
|Nominative (I)||Accusative (me)||Genitive (my/mine)|
|It/ You (generic)||Il||Il||Ils(e)|
Most Old Francillian verbs were regular. Regular verbs in Old Francillian were not conjugated in the present tense. The language used the past perfect and the past perfect. The future tense in Old Francillian was formed by conjugating the verb itself, rather than with the use of an auxiliary verb. The subjunctive/ conjunctive was not used in Old Francillian.
The two most commonly used irregular verbs are Vant (to be) and hatsin (to have).
Vant (to be) - Mech van (I am), Dech Va (You are), Hen vas (He is), Sen vas (She is), Il vas (It is), Nous vaten (We are), Mir vat (They are)
Hatsin (to have) - Mech hat (I have), Dech hats (You have), Hen has (He has), Sen has (She has), Il has (It has), Nous hatsin (We have), Mir hatan (They have)