|Regulated by||Petorian government|
The Petorian language (Petorian: Petorio Lúngo) is a constructed language created in late 2008 - early 2009. In December 2008 the idea of the language was put forth but development was scrapped after 2 short weeks due to lack of interest among citizens. Development of the language was resumed in February 2009 after Barry Ortiz suggested it could advance the nation culturally. The Latin alphabet is used for the language.
The Petorian language started development in December 2008 but was scrapped shortly after when only 2 citizens took an interest in learning and using the language. In February 2009 the development of the language was resumed when many basic words and phrases were created. As of April 8 there are words for numbers, verbs, nouns, adjectives, animals, the calendar, numbers and greetings. Many words in the language come from the English, Spanish and Latin languages. It was announced on April 9, 2009 that the development of the language is expected to be done by September 26, the 1st anniversary of Petorians existence. The language became the 3rd official language of Petorio on May 10, 2009. There are an estimated 400 words so far in the Petorian language
The Petorian alphabet consists of 30 letters. Each letter in the alphabet has two equivalent glyphs (one lower case and one upper case) except for the ß. The written Petorian language, like English, is read from left to right.
Sample of Petorian
- Petorian - Est esan muesro de ele Petorio lúngo.
- English - This is a sample of the Petorian language.
- Español - Esto es una muestra de la lenguaje Petoria.
- Latina - Exampla linguae Petorii hic est.