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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.

Alphabet

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).

Grammar

Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns in Antarian
Singular Plural
Subject Possessive Reflexive Subject Possessive Reflexive
First jo meu me nossos noses nos
Second tu su te vossos voses se
Third Masculine eu seu se eus ses se
Feminine ella ellas
Neutral eso

Articles

The definite and indefinite articles take the following forms:

definite article
masculine feminine neutral
singular eu, l' a l', el
plural eus as l', els
indefinite article
masculine feminine neutral
singular en ena en
plural ens enas ens

Prepositions

Antarian uses various prepositions in the language. Some common ones include:

an- in
abazu- below, under
a costa- beside
de- from
en volta na- around
en, ena, ens- a, an
entre- between, within
fora- outside, outside of
foste- among
na- of, belonging to
par- for
sen- without
sest/sesta- is
subre- over
unti- until
val- worth
zim- on, on top of
zima- above

Language comparison

Compared to several linguistically-related languages, Antarian is most similar to Vilianese (Vilianès). Other similarly-related languages include Faurian (Faurianu) and Lanean.

English Antarian Vilianese Faurian Lanean
Elysia Elisia Eliescia Alisie a
Antarian Antariano Antariès Antarianu a
Book Libre Liebre Libri a
Tree Arbel Albre Erbre albero
Beautiful Bela Belia Belita Bella

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