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Vandalon
Ventalîque
[vɑ̃.ta.lik]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 26 June 2020
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Vandalon Vandalon is the official language of Vandalia/Ventalie, a large country in Central Europe spanning what in our world corresponds to eastern part of France, Benilux and western part of Germany. It is also adopted as an official language in many of its former colonies. While Vandalon has gradually lost its status as primary international language during the XXth century, it remains one of the most widespread languages in the world.

It started simple. After a few wierdlangs with alien grammars and phonologies but lacking vocabularies, I've decided to take a short break and make something pretty standard: a Germanic Frenchlang. The rules were:

- It should look and sound like French; yet
- Whenever possible, a Germanic source is to be used;
- Sound changes from quasi-proto-Germanic should mostly follow sound changes in French;
- All Germanic borrowings in French are taken verbatim into Vantalîque;
- No Greek or Latin loanwords, unless they themselves are loans from some preferably non-Indo-European language. Why no? 4 teh gr8 justis!
- Aesthetics may override pedanticism.

With this rules applied and gradually refined, Vandalon now features:

- Fake French orthography with >95% words derived from Proto-Germanic
- 2½ genders, as, in addition to masculine and feminine, few nouns and a relative pronoun retained neuter gender
- horrible number system that becomes ever more absurd
- ???
- non-profit

What was planned as a short trip became a journey lasting for years. I think of all things I've been doing in my life, the greatest amount of time was devoted to Vandalonian.
Sample of Vandalon[view] Baveu sa Tour / / Anu, toute de erde a logné à avoir une tonge avec unes vortes. Aux sé veront ledues vers de août, fandont sé une valée en du land Chinare, avec sé gonont à voner drot. Dans s'ont sayé a un autre: "Commons! Équiperons des baquades avec des bachons mi de feu. Su s'ont natu des baquades en état des étins avec nauvet...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
étoutadjproud
roirvride
jermondndemigod
Sound samples in Vandalon
Some sound samples of Vandalon. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Dans, on du nuit sommée aux Christ Va hier aux un mon bornée Nou il va, avec aux sa ville En un v...
And on the same night that Christ Was born here as a man, He was yet, as his will was, Announced ...
Maїques drait des guevons sa deuse, fer du nesse. Haut oui sa une brie? Dit soit en maît inluçois.
M'aiq carries two weapons, to be safe. What if one breaks? That would be most unlucky.
Dé naviers sont faris quer de cieu fer à enttaire des lands neaux, noir fer à findre et d'hunti...
The sailors sailed across the ocean to discover new lands, only to find the hunters were already the...
Temps du druisse bachante ses guies quer toute du fouge, de vain ses étandes à des eaux avec des lac...
Weeks of baking drought across the world have seen water levels in rivers and lakes plunge, exposing...
Gattez-y, à n'haupir pas à eurées fliyages.
Be careful not to choke on your aspirations.
Temps je t'ai levi, je vai noir du linant. Nou, je suis du leyeur!
When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularOther
Nasal m   n   ɳ ɲ        
Plosive p b   t d         k g    
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ         ʁ  
Lateral approximant     l              
Approximant           j w     ɥ
Trill                 ʀ  
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y   u
Close-mid e ø   o
Mid   ə ə˞  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃ œ œ̃   ɔ ɔ̃
Open a   ɑ ɑ̃
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Case in Vandalon
Case marking on articles, pronouns and nouns
06-Mar-21 21:17
Articles in Vandalon
Definiteness and the usage of articles
01-Mar-21 19:57
Vandalon Gender
Gender and gender agreement of Vandalon nouns, pronouns, adj...
16-Oct-20 21:36
Possession in Vandalon
Possessive pronouns and clauses, genitive case by articles a...
16-Oct-20 21:10
Du Hobbite 1.1
Vandalonian translation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", WI...
26-Jul-20 13:57
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