Kolniaric Languages

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The Kolniaric Languages are a constructed language family originating from the Kolniari Sector. Kolniaric languages have distinct yet related vocabulary, early Kolniaric languages such as Sprinske, Donkrean or Falconiac take influence from Romance languages with some Slavic and Celtic influence too, more recently however, newer Kolniaric languages have developed entirely from other Kolniaric languages, which gives them a more unique sound as they are based on each other rather than other existing languages. The earlier languages are made up of large amounts of borrowed vocabulary with a lot of Kolniaric vocabulary too, whereas newer Kolniaric languages have entirely Kolniaric vocabulary. This makes them more difficult to learn, as Kolniaric vocabulary is unrelated to any existing language, but also makes them more unique.

Kolniaric languages have three subvarieties: Standard, Ancient and Dalrigiac. Standard Kolniaric languages are simpler and lack things like grammatical gender, cases, tenses, and have a high degree of borrowed vocabulary. Ancient Kolniaric languages existed during a period known as Ancient Kolniari, a name given to describe the early years of the Kolniari Sector before the Sprinske Revolution, from July 2017 to October 2020. No Ancient Kolniaric languages exist today, they usually had little to no borrowed vocabulary, but also simplified grammar. Dalrigiac languages are the most complex. They feature grammatical gender, although most categorise based on animacy rather than masculine and feminine. Dalrigiac languages have small amounts of borrowed vocabulary compared to Standard, and are somewhat closer to Ancient Kolniaric. Dalrigiac languages are the most recent form of Kolniaric languages, as they began in 2023.

Kolniaric Languages

Name (Native name) Subvariety Status
Old Sprinske (Sprinske) Ancient Extinct[1]
Sprinske language (Sprinske) Standard Critically endangered
Grassistani (Grassreicha) Ancient Extinct[2]
Venristi Ancient Extinct
Donkrean Language (Dònkrèni) Standard Critically endangered
Western Donkrean (Честернуа Донкренач) Ancient Extinct
Falconiac (Falkoni) Ancient Extinct
Seitnamic (Šetnamičca) Standard Critically endangered
Dalrigian (Dalrigis) Dalrigiac Critically endangered
Kaltarsian (Kaltarži) Dalrigiac Critically endangered
Classical Falconiac (Falkoni Klazique) Dalrigiac Critically endangered
Interkolniaric (Kólníarik) Standard Critically endangered

Language Use

Sprinske is the most well known Kolniaric language, although it is a bit more difficult to learn than Seitnamic. Sprinske does not have very many Germanic influences, but does borrow some words from Slavic languages and has some words which are very clearly Slavic-based. The majority of the language’s influences come from Esperanto and Dalmatian, but there is some influence from Latin. Sprinske has a very low speaker count, but the government of the Sprinske Empire try to use it as much as possible, it is regularly used in government documents, but does not see much use outside of that.

  1. Old Sprinske evolved into the current Sprinske language, which picked up loan words from other Kolniaric languages and from Romance and Slavic languages
  2. While Grassistani is extinct, an incomplete translator that was re-discovered in 2023 has preserved some of the language, mostly political terms and country names https://lingojam.com/embed/GrassistaniLanguagetranslator