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Vandalon [VTLQE]
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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]
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Sound samples in Vandalon
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Et ne jait pas ombre des degniers, et jait ombre et sangir un beaud. Tout brinnet.
It's not about money, it's about sending a message. Everything burns.
Et effer nou sivons-ons Temps vie neau sommes jeunes Après du écone jeunesse Après du aigliée sai...
So, let us rejoice While we are young. After a pleasant youth After a troublesome old age The ea...
Nou je me luie enfrêt verçois, sesse Mes yeux sundoises ont sâ Et land helois, de erce heloise Je...
Life's true worth at last beginneth, Now my sinful eyes behold The holy land, the earth that winne...
De bîe à longue sa hère à blere son luge acquere.
The wind kept blowing her hair across her face.
Ons sont en des épeux audes des vondres taulux magnes tres Au des halisses louverçoises avec du que...
To us in olden story are wonders many told Of heroes rich in glory, of trials manifold: Of joy and...
Assemblée du morgne, evance son bie Vie foigtons fer d'assin foir entrui Vie entrui trognons ...
Morning gathering or evening prayer, We still battle for a season fair. We still huddle in the fre...
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  
Close i y   u
Close-mid e ø   o
Mid   ə ə˞  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃ œ œ̃   ɔ ɔ̃
Open a   ɑ ɑ̃
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Case marking on articles, pronouns and nouns
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Articles in Vandalon
Definiteness and the usage of articles
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Vandalon Gender
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16-Oct-20 21:36
Possession in Vandalon
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16-Oct-20 21:10
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