Caran language

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Caran

Regulated by The Language Development Branch
Spoken in Official:
Taigh a Bata, Cara, Belnahua
Unofficial:
Outer Alltgobhlach, Abergolach
Total speakers 1
Family Indo-European
Type Artlang

Caran is a constructed language based on a variety of Germanic languages, including Batakréyol and Francillish. It also has loan words from other languages, such as Taigh a Batan, Haitian Creole and Scottish Gaelic. The language is currently under development, already having over 500 words. The language is regulated by the Language Development Branch.

Vocabulary

Alphabet

Caran uses the 26 English letters, as well as é, á, ë, ö and ÿ.

Common Words and Phrases

  • Hello: Ëllo
  • Good morning: Göode-morgcken
  • Good afternoon: Göode-aprésnuun
  • Good evening: Göode-nackt
  • Goodbye: Adieu
  • How are you?: Kaat géét?
  • Good: Göode
  • Bad: Droch
  • How?: Kaat?
  • Because…: Paské…
  • Please: Háttes
  • Thank you: Dankë
  • You’re welcome: Tuur welkomt
  • Yes: Ja
  • No: Nat
  • What is your name?: Vaa'ist tuur naam?
  • My name is…: Mech naam ist…
  • Nice to meet you: Enchanté
  • Do you speak English?: Dë tu spreche Englisch?
  • I don’t understand you: Eck dë nat konpran tu
  • Okay: Okay
  • Gesundheit!: Gesundheit!
  • Congratulations: Gratulon
  • I love you: Eck leeb tu
  • One beer please: Uun bier, háttes
  • What is that?: Vaa'ist das?
  • That is a dog: Das ist uun hund
  • Peace!: Pacon!
  • Help: Help!
  • Excuse me: Eskizé mech
  • I’m sorry: Eck aam léed
  • Where is the toilet?: Vee’ist thá toilette?

Word Origin

The majority of words come from the West Germanic languages, although some come from Taigh a Batan, Scottish Gaelic and Hatian Creole. Here is the Caran translation of the Lord's Prayer;

Vyyn Fader in Hefen, Heilicht ist tuur naam. Tuur réek kommen, tuur be’aam dëen, auf Erthe as het ist in Hefen. Gif vyy thá’tag vyyn taglik bread, und vergeef vyy vyyn sculds, as het forgif vyyn sculders. Leid het nat in kostnung, mar spaar vyy von efel. Fúr thá réek, thá kraft und thá wuldor ist tuurs. Fúr efre und efre. Amen.

Out of the Lord's Prayer, 19 words come from Batakréyol or Francillish, 19 words come from English or Englisc, 10 words come from German, 6 words come from other Germanic languages, 5 words are new words and three words come from Scottish Gaelic.

Grammar

Gender

All subjects are considered neutral, as you can see in the pronouns below.

Pronouns

Nominative (I) Posessive (my/mine)
I Eck Mech
You Tu Tuur
He Het Hen
She Het Hen
It/ You (generic) Het Hen
We Vyy Vyyn
They Daén

Tenses

The use of ge' and be' shown below apply with all words in the relevant tense.

Word Past Present Future
Pay Ge'paat Paat Be'paat
Make Ge'maak Maak Be'maak

Verbs

Most verbs in Caran are regular.

Word Order

Caran has the same word order as in English.