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|This article contains information pertaining to the Phoklandian Free State and its associated states.|
The Phoklandian language (Phoklandian: Föklundiën /foe-kland-I-n/), also called the Phoklandish language, is a conlang originating from and spoken in the fictional Micras "claim" of the Tsardom of Phokland, now part of Graustark, where it has official status. Phoklandian is primarily influenced by English and Afrikaans, and is best described as a dialect thereof. When spoken, Phoklandian can easily be mistaken for a Scottish accent. The language also takes many vocabulary and grammar influences from German.
Phoklandian is written using an Anglo-Germanic alphabet (a combination of German and English), with pronunciations performed in a Scottish dialect of the symbol's native pronunciation.
Phoklandian uses 26 letters. The spelling and pronunciation of the words being done in a way in which each letter has only one sound. In addition, some words are spelled uniquely "phoklandian" due to native speaking/writing differences.
A second (lesser used) variant of the language also exists and is utilized (primarily by the upper class/ aristocracy) in a speaking tone similar to that of a western European accent, most noticeably, "Posh" English. This variant (whilst utilizing the same alphabet as the more common version) contains two additional characters (expressed as stand alone words). These being the characters ◠ (Pronounced: keks /k-ex/) and ◡ (Pronounced: zuiz /z-u-is/), with the former expressing comedic happiness (akin to laughter) and the latter expressing dissatisfaction (akin to mild disappointment). Both of these letters/sounds are only used appropriately when in the presence of a member of the aristocracy or royalty (as culturally, laughing or booing whilst in the presence of said groups is seen as disrespectful and highly insulting, though when done by a foreigner it is usually allowed). The only exception being when the highest aristocrat/royal laughs or boos first. In practice however, the use of both ◡ and ◠ in common speak among the not aristocratic elite or common folk (to a lesser degree) is not uncommon (though it is generally looked down upon by upper classes).