|Spoken in||Jarldom of Hjalvik |
|Writing system(s)||Hjalsk Latin, Hjalsk Futhark|
The Hjalsk language, more commonly referred to as Hjalsk, is a North-Germanic constructed language used legally in the Jarldom of Hjalvik, and spoken by few Hjalsk citizens. It is not commonly spoken, although it is used for writing down laws, translating stories, placenames, ship names, and mottos and quotes. Hjalsk's vocabulary is very similar to Old Norse, but there are a few West Germanic influences.
Hjalsk has 12 unique vowels: /a/, /æ/, /e/, /ɛ/, /ɪ/, /i/, /ɔ/, /o/, /ø/, /u/, /y/, /ʏ/ and /ə/. Some are allophones of others and are not written in spelling.
Hjalsk has around 22 consonants: /m/, /n/, /ŋ/, /p/, /t/, /k/, /b/, /d/, /g/, /f/, /s/, /θ/, /x/, /h/, /l/, /ɾ/, /j/ and /ʋ/. Intervocalically, /f/ and /θ/ are pronounced as /v/ and /ð/ respectively. Although not official, /hr/, /hj/, /hl/ and /hv/ are allowed to be pronounced as /r̥/, /ç/, /ɬ/ and /ʍ/ respectively.
|e||/e/ in open syllables, /ɛ/ in closed and /ə/ in most endings.|
|f||/f/, /v/ intervocalically.|
|g||/g/. /x/ when followed by h|
|i||/i/ in open syllables, /ɪ/ in closed.|
|n||/n/, rarely /ən/. /ŋ/ when followed by g|
|o||/o/ in open syllables, /ɔ/ in closed.|
|r||/ɾ/, /əɾ/ in some endings|
|v||/ʋ/, allowed to be pronounced /v/|
|y||/y/ in open syllables, /ʏ/ in closed.|
|þ||/θ/, /ð/ intervocalically|
Alr menskr verar er gaburþr frjals ok jafn i verþ ok reghtar. Þeir er gagjöft meþ skyld ok invit ok þeir skald breyta mot anarr in en vegr af broþiræska
Var faþir, þu hve er in himini Heilaght er þin nefn Þin riki komr Þu vili gaverþa Sva a jörþ sva in himin Gefr os sja dag var dagligr brauþ Ok fyr-gefr þan hve sinþer viþ os Sva ve fyr-gef þan hve sinþer viþ os Leiþr os ike in freistni, men frjalsr os fra alr ilr (For þin er inn rik, inn vald ok dryþin for alr ævir) Amen