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Boreal Basic (πŒ±πŒ°πƒπŒΉπŒΊ π…π‰πŒ½ πŒ±π‰π‚πŒ΄πŒ°, exonym: Xeno) is a partially constructed language which acts as the lingua franca between many nations of Via Aylathiya. Despite originating in Via Aylathiya, the language is also commonly spoken elsewhere, especially in Inflorescence. It has a script of 26 characters, each denoting a different sound. Some variants omit some of the characters in their writing, as the species using them cannot make 26 distinct sounds. It originated in the 10,000s BCE in isolated regions within the Yohjan Confederacy. In 5,091 CE, it was adopted within the Erstes Konsortium as a way to facilitate communication between its Human and Humeiga populations. It is the official language of the Boreal Federacy and is a secondary official language within many states within the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations. There are roughly 40 quintillion speakers of the language within the universe, making it one of the most common languages to exist.

Family

Boreal Basic is in the Erstes Group of the Aegan Language Family. The Erstes Group includes languages such as Tenshin and most languages spoken within the Verpletter region of Via Aylathiya. It shares a family with the other major language group, Terran. Terran languages are spoken widely throughout Martial Space while Erstes Languages are widely spoken outside of that region.

The most common and widely recognized form of Boreal Basic is known as Vaniran, named after the Human ethnic group living in the Yggdrasil Nebula. Other forms are often considered informal, hence why many government documents, official broadcasts, and messages are conducted in Vaniran. This was not always the case, but starting in the 50,000s as the Yggdrasil Nebula became home to most of the Confederacy of Borealis' government, Vaniran gradually became the standard form of Boreal Basic.

History

Old Basic appeared sometime around 10,000 BCE among isolated Human worlds far from ancient Human core worlds. Originally the language of peasants, the language and the accent associated with it was often looked down upon by the Yohjan-speaking majority of their nation. With time, however, the language would gradually become more common. In about 5,000 BCE, the region it originated in, around Thalsiedeln, was discovered to be incredibly resource-rich. The language soon shed its backwater reputation in favor of a sort of prestige by the 2,000s BCE. The region produced a large number of wealthy individuals and, by the time the Yohjan Confederacy collapsed, it became the official language of the nation to replace it, Erstes Konsortium.

After the formation of the Erstes Konsortium, its status as an associate state of Regnum Aureiga caused its language to receive many outside influences. The language of Aureiga, Lapeito, had its words permeated the language as the ruling class began to spoke exclusively Lapeito. The common class remained speaking Old Basic until the 10,000s, when they were no longer under the control of Regnum Aureiga. At this point, the nobility began transitioning to Boreal Basic.

Since then, the language has become largely standardized to preserve unity, thus its designation as a constructed language. It has not changed much since the 10,000s by design. The government of Ertes Konsortium decided the language should remain stagnant in both grammar and vocabulary. Virtually everything was required by law to be written in Basic, causing the language to be necessary to learn to survive. As the Confederacy of Borealis formed, this policy remained in place.

By the 50,000s CE, Boreal Basic spread all across Via Aylathiya. This spreading was largely due to the massive influence the Confederacy had at the time. For a time, in the early 80,000s CE, Boreal Basic was the default international language as the Confederacy created numerous colonies around Aylathiya. After the War of the Ancients, the language's prestige disappeared, causing other languages to take its place such as the Imperial Language and Lorati. It is the current official language of the Boreal Federacy.

Vocabulary

Roughly one third of Boreal Basic's 540,000 words are sourced from the ancient commoners that first used the language. Twenty-four percent can trace their origin to Lapeito, fifteen percent to Yohjan, fourteen percent to the Ravis language, six percent to Martial Common, and eight percent to other languages.

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