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Kalseaun a Licenen
[kalseɔn a lit͡s̪enən]
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Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersLicenian is spoken in Licenia.
Species Human/humanoid
About Licenian Language for the unnamed republic from Power Play (1978). A priori, but with lots of IE vocab. Pretty basic grammar, nothing much exciting.

-Common/Neuter genders
-Zero-copula in the Distant Past and Past tenses
-6 Cases: Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive, Instrumental-Comitative and Locative, with different forms for common and neuter.
-Adjectives agree with the noun in number and case, but not in Neuter nouns.
-Verbs conjugate for mood, tense, voice and person.
-The Subjunctive and Optative are being merged in the speech of most dialects, same with the Middle and Passive.
Tenses: Distant Past, Past, Present
Moods: Indicative, Subjunctive, Interrogative, Imperative, Optative and Intimidative.
Aspects formed through periphrastic constructions
-Written in the Latin script nowadays.
-Follows the German convention of capitalising all nouns.
Sample of Licenian[view] PLACEHOLDER

Someone's havin' doubts, huh? Hell, I'm just trying to keep this thing interesting. You can't write me off like that. You're just a voice, pal! YOU DON'T KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!
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Language family relationships
[edit] [view] Kalseaun a Touren (Mountain Dialect)Conservative dialect spoken in the central regions. Of value to historical linguists, since less Indo-European borrowings, useful to reconstruct Old and Proto-Licenian.
[edit] [view] Murań (Purist Licenian )A hyper-formal written standard favoured by some nationalist groups that replaces many German and English borrowings with calques. Is only used by the news network of a nationalist party, whose unpopularity can be attributed to the fact that most Licenians can't understand them.
[edit] [view] Vedõ Gals (Vedon)A dialect with French influence noted for having nasal vowels.
Nasal m [m:]1     n [n:]2       ŋ    
Plosive p b           k g    
Fricative   f θ [ð]3 s z ʃ ç   [x]4   h
Affricate       t͡s̪ d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant       l            
Approximant             w      
Trill                 ʀ  
Blends d̪ʀ θʀ t̪ʀ
  1. intervocalically , allophone of /m/
  2. intervocalically , allophone of /n/
  3. word-finally, allophone of /θ/
  4. word-finally, allophone of /h/
Close i   u
Near-close   ɪ  
Close-mid e ø   o
Open-mid     ɔ
Open a    
Polyphthongs ie
Otherɔ is spelt au word-finally and u is ou between 2 consonants.
Below is the orthography for Licenian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LicenianOrthography [edit]
Mm/m/Nn/n/Ńń/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/EAU eau/eɔ/Rr/ʀ/Ìì/ɪ/Šš/ʃ/IE ie/ie/Öö/ø/Ss/s/
Òò/ɔ/Tt/t̪/Uu/u/Vv/θ/Yy/ç/Ww/w/Zz/z/DR dr/d̪ʀ/TR tr/t̪ʀ/VR vr/θʀ/
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