The Antarian language (Antariano) is a modern derivation of the Lanean language family, stemming from Middle Lanean. The Antarian language is one of the most distinct in the language group, due to the incorporation of other linguistic concepts native to Antaria.
Linguistic historians believe the roots of the Lanean language family to have come from the Upper Alesian Plains region, which is also considered the ancient homeland of the Lanean Empire. The language spoken in historic Antaria (4000 BNC-1500 BNC) was a combination of Old Lanean languages and dialects derived from the ancient Eiberian language. By the year 0, the people mostly spoke Lanean dialect with Antarian influences. Middle Lanean was the lingua franca in the old Kingdom of Viliana (340-650), but a clear distinction with with Middle Lanean was observed.
Modern Antarian is developed in the 12th-13th centuries, with some influence from High Lanean but basing itself on the Antarian Old Lanean. Several reforms by the Royal Council on the Language (Conseis Linguistigue Real) in the 15th and 16th centuries are considered to be the point where Antarian-Lanean can be held as it's own language.
Today there are over 20-25 million speakers of Antarian, with the majority of them residing in Antaria.
The Antarian method of writing is based off the use of Lanean script, which is composed of characters which make specific sounds and are combined to make words. There are 21 characters in the base Lanean alphabet, though Antarian makes use of others like h, k, and x (rare).
The definite and indefinite articles take the following forms:
Antarian uses various prepositions in the language. Some common ones include:
abazu- below, under
a costa- beside
en volta na- around
en, ena, ens- a, an
entre- between, within
fora- outside, outside of
na- of, belonging to
zim- on, on top of
Compared to several linguistically-related languages, Antarian is most similar to Vilianese (Vilianès). Other similarly-related languages include Faurian (Faurianu) and Lanean.