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Regulated byAuthoryty on the Slin-Englysh Language (Formerly)
The Clan Council of Gishabrun (Formerly)
Government of the Great Lawl Reich (Claimed)
Spoken inSlin, Burkland, Secundomia, Klaise, various others
Total speakers5-10
TypeSpelling variant

The Slin-Englysh language is a constructed spelling variant of the Standard American or sometimes Canadian or Burklandi dialect of the English language. Slin-Englysh was the official language of the Slinky Empyre, as well as that of many other states surrounding the Empyre's existence.


Slin-Englysh has had many variations, spoken by different people and for different reasons. They are, in order of creation, as follows:

Classical Slin-Englysh

The original version as created by Kyng Fyrst. Based off of American English, but with the following rules, in the order of translation from American English:

  • All foreign proper nouns and adjectives are underlined, and their form does not change after that.
  • In the remainder of the text, every letter i is changed to a y, unless
    • The i comes after an l
      • Unless this is the i in "English"
    • The i is part of a vowel blend
    • The i comes at the beginning or end of a word

This version was rarely spoken near the end of the Empyre, being replaced completely by Vulgar Slin-Englysh, especially after the Empyre's demise. Classical Slin-Englysh was a official language in New Slin. It is currently the secondary language of the Tzardom of Yeno.

Sample translations

Slin-Englysh American English
Good mornyng! Good morning!
I like thys buildyng. I like this building.
I am a cytyzen of the United States of America. I am a citizen of the United States of America.

Secundomian Classical Slin-English

Secundomian Classical is spoken in the FSSR, especially Tergumterra. The variant was created by Parker I after his admittance to the Empyre with the intentions of creating the simplest and most consistent ruleset for the language. This variant shares some similarities with both Classical and Vulgar Slin-Englysh. Arguably a vulgar variant, Parker was steadfast in clarifying its classical status during the Republyc era.

  • The underlining of proper nouns and adjectives is dropped
  • The I after L rule is followed strictly, thus Slin-English is spelled with an I in English.

Vulgar Slin-Englysh

This version was developed over time by Slin-Englysh speakers other than Fyrst, and differs slightly from the Classical version. Its rules of translation are the same as those of Classical Slin-Englysh, except for the following:

  • The underlining of proper nouns and adjectives was dropped
  • The forms of foreign nouns and adjectives does change
  • The i remaining an i after an l rule was often disregarded, and it was about an equal mix of is after ls, and ys after ls. This rule is most commonly dropped in the word "Republyc", and in the original exception-word "Englysh".

This was the version most commonly used in the Slinky Republyc, and was spoken in Gishabrun. Vulgar Slin-Englysh is currently endangered.

Burklandi Slin-Englysh

Burklandi Slin-Englysh is the dialect of Vulgar Slin-Englysh used in Burkland. Instead of using Standard American English, it uses Burklandi English. The process of changing is to ys is almost same as Vulgar Slin-Englysh, and the exceptions are:

  • If it is at the beginning or end of a word
  • If it is in a vowel blend
  • If it is the i in the word "Slinky"
  • or if a y processes or comes after the i.

According to Matthew Burklandssen, it is the most actively used Slin-Englysh, citing that Burkland seems to be the only nation actively using Slin-Englysh. HIM Tsar Kuri I has criticized it, even saying that it might be Joke Slin-Englysh. Although he later retracted those claims, he still dislikes Burklandi Slin-Englysh because it ignores the "l rule."

Reformed Slin-Englysh

This version was proposed to the Authority on the Slin-Englysh Language (once it became part of the Republyc) by HIM Tsar Kuri I, and had many complicated spelling rules, and even some pronunciation changes. It was unpopular and never spoken. Reformed Slin-Englysh is currently extinct. Matthew Burklandssen attempted to create a pronunciation system which would be much like Standard English pronunciation with a few differences, but it is not known what the final result was.

Sample translation

Only one sample of Reformed Slin-Englysh is known to exist, which is the motion in the Parliament of the Slinky Republyc that formally dissolved the nation on 26 February 2011. The text is as follows:

Reformed Slin-Englysh American English
The Parlament;

Notyng: The laq of inactyvyty [sic] on thes forums latly;

Decyds: To maq sur that al departments be returnd to ther "Parent Nation" Exepton: Hayland Department, wych wyl be cald the Slinky Republyc, and wyl goern itself as it wyshes.

The Parliament;

Noting: The lack of activity on these forums lately;

Decides: To make sure that all departments be returned to their "Parent Nation" Exception: Hayland Department, which will be called the Slinky Republyc, and will govern itself as it wishes.

Joke Slin-Englysh

This is used by many micronationalists to mock the Slinky Empyre, and especially Kyng Fyrst. Its only rule is that all is (or even all vowels) become ys, no matter where they are in the word. It was used on April 1, 2011, when the Main Page of MicroWiki became translated into this version. It remains the most popular version of Slin-Englysh, despite not being recognised as Slin-Englysh by speakers of Vulgar Slin-Englysh.


Dan-English is the Danlandic version of Slin-Englysh. It was created by King Daniel I of Danland. It is not based on American English, instead it is based on Danlandic English. The Danlandic Government refers Slin-Englysh, as an English-based conlang and not a variant of American English. It is very unlike the other varieties of Slin-Englysh.

Some differences from Classical Slin-Englysh and Danlandic English are:

  • Initialise is spelled "Inytialyse" and not "Initialise" as in Standard English
  • Slins are often refered as Slinks in Danland and in the fictional nations by King Daniel I
  • "The" is spelled "Ye".
  • Kyng is pronounced "Kaing" and Fyrst is pronounced "Fierst". Thys is pronounced "Tais" and not "this" (as in Classical Slin-Englysh).

Authoryty on the Slin-Englysh Language

The Authoryty on the Slin-Englysh Language was established on July 10, 2009, as a Slinky organization separate from government control. The Authoryty determined how words may be added to the language (up to 10 per Kyng). It was disestablished after the collapse of the Slinky Republyc. Regulation of Slin-Englysh was allocated to the Clan Council of the Tsarist Empire of Gishabrun when HIM Tsar Kuri I claimed the Slinky Throne, yet there is no recorded evidence of the Clan Council exercising its powers. With the creation of the Second Empyre of Slin, Slin-Englysh was presumably regulated by the new Slinky government until its dissolution around 2014.

After the establishment of the Kyngdom of New Slin, the Great Lawl Reich claimed authority over Slin-Englysh.

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