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Einglisc
Einglisc
[eɪŋlɪʃ]
Registered by bhavjotSingh on 29 September 2020
Language type Other
Place & SpeakersEinglisc is spoken in UK, US, British Commonwealth.
Species Human/humanoid
About Einglisc Einglisc is yet another project attempting to make a more Germanic variant of English. I don't really have any big aspirations here, but I thought this would be a good bit of fun to make. Unlike the Anglish movement, the goal of Einglisc is not to completely cut-out Romance loanwords, but rather to make an alternate reality form of English that might have developed had William the Conqueror failed to conquer England. To do this, I will be following a few design philosophies:

  1. Avoid Latin-derived words except for when other Germanic languages tend to use them. The goal is to be more conservative than modern English, but not so much as Icelandic or Anglish.
  2. Follow the changes that were taking place in English before (and even a little bit after) the Norman invasion. This will mean dropping some of the features Old English was known for and continuing down the analytical route of modern English.
  3. Make the orthography consistent, but not necessarily completely phonetic. I want to ensure that the spelling is aesthetically pleasing to me, even if that causes a few oddities here and there. This is supposed to look like a natlang after all.
  4. Look to the Scandinavian languages, Frisian, and Dutch/Flemish for inspiration. These are the Germanic languages English speakers would probably most frequently be exposed to, so it would make sense to adopt some influences from them.


With these points in mind, I hope to create an interesting thought experiment and overall fun language to speak.
Sample of Einglisc[view] All menn beððe born frij ond mid gelike weurðihod ond righten. Ðej haveð afangen forstand ond inwit ond scoullen behalde einoðer in en gast of broðerrede.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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Language family relationships
[view] Æðeleid (Atheleid)"Noble Speech". Æðeleid is the prestige dialect of written Einglisc amongst the global Einglisc-speaking community. Although often referred to as one dialect, it's actually a group of dialects that use the same orthographic standard in writing. Due to standardisation, diversity within the Æðeleid dialects has reduced significantly throughout the years; however, the distinction between the more Nordic Northern and more Continental Southern dialects remains clear.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m     n   ɲ1   ŋ      
Plosive p b     t d       (k) (kʷ) g      
Fricative   f v θ ð s [z]2 ʃ [ç]3   x [ɣ]4 [χ]5 ʁ6 h  
Affricate       (t͡s) t͡ʃ d͡ʒ            
Lateral approximant       l             ɫ
Approximant   [ʋ]7       j ʍ w        
Trill       r              
Flap       ɾ              
Blends ks
  1. one possible pronunciation of gn
  2. allophone of /s/
  3. mostly when followed by a front vowel, allophone of /x/
  4. allophone of /x/
  5. allophone of /x/
  6. dialectal
  7. allophone of /v/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i y       u
Near-close   [ɪ]1 [ʏ]2   [ʊ]3  
Close-mid e ø       o
Mid     [ə]4    
Open-mid [ɛ]5 [ɛ̞]6 [œ]7   [ɜ]8   [ɔ]9
Near-open æ   [ɐ]10    
Open a       [ɑ]11
  1. short i, allophone of /i/
  2. short y, allophone of /y/
  3. short u, allophone of /u/
  4. extra short e, allophone of /e/
  5. short e or variant of long e, allophone of /e/
  6. pre-rhotic, dialectal, allophone of /ɛ/
  7. pre-rhotic, allophone of /ø/
  8. pre-rhotic, allophone of /i/
  9. short o, variant of long o, or pre-rhotic, allophone of /o/
  10. dialectal, allophone of /r/
  11. pre-rhotic a, allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Einglisc. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 EingliscOrthography
Aa
a
/a/
Bb
be
/b/
Cc
ce
/t͡ʃ/
Dd
de
/d/
Ðð
/ð/
Ee
e
/e/
Ff
ef
/f/
Gg
ge
/g/
Hh
ha
/h/
Ii
i
/i/
Jj
jod
/j/
Kk
ka
/k/
Ll
el
/l/
Mm
em
/m/
Nn
en
/n/
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
pe
/p/
Qq
ku
/k/1
Rr
er
/r/
Ss
es
/s/
Tt
te
/t/
Uu
u
/u/
Vv
ve
/v/
Ww
wynn
/w/
Xx
ex
/ks/
Yy
ypsilon
/y/
Zz
zed
/z/2
Ææ
æ
/æ/
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  1. loan words only
  2. loan words only
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Typological information for Einglisc

Adjective agreementNone
GendersNone
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative

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