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Helvoran Language
Langue Elvoir
Helvoran Flag
Flag of the Kingdom of Helvore
Spoken in Helvoran Flag Kingdom of Helvore
Saiteroupe
Eccaladise
Canada
Region Europe (Primarily), Others.
Native speakers 70,832,496  (2016)
Language family
Standard forms
Dialects
Writing system Latin Alphabet
Official status
Official language in Kingdom of Helvore
Regulated by ADLE
Language codes
ISO 639-3 el
Helvoran Language Global Distribution
Places in the world where Helvoran is spoken (Dark Blue = Primary Official Language, Light Blue = Unrecognised Regional Language, Medium Blue = Official Secondary Language)
The Helvoran Language (Helvoran: Langue Elvoir, IPA: /læɲʒ ɛlvwæ/) is the official language of the Kingdom of Helvore and its former overseas territories of Ecalladise, Saiteroupe, and New Astonbury in Canada. It is a Romance language, closely related to French, and had 70,832,496 speakers globally as of 2016.

As a Romance language, Helvoran is the single surviving language of the Voraccic Subfamily of Western Romance, historically becoming distinct from Vulgar Latin in the 5th Century. Due to the prevalence of French in Helvoran administration during the 18th and 19th centuries, Helvoran phonology experienced a dramatic shift, becoming very similar to French in terms of sound. However, Helvoran has maintained various distinct grammatical differences from other Romance languages (particularly in syntax) which make it unique of the languages of Western Europe.

As the official language of the Kingdom of Helvore, the use of Helvoran is compulsory in all official state and business publications. Although there is no official language institution in Helvore, the Académie de la Documentatione de la Langue Elvoir (commonly referred to as ADLE) has acted as a major regulatory institution of the evolution of the Helvoran language since its establishment in 1689.

Helvoran has seen a growth in the number of speakers in recent years as the Helvoran population has increased. Globally, Helvoran is the 23rd most spoken language in the world (behind Turkish but ahead of Italian) with approximately 0.93% of the world's population being native speakers of Helvoran.

Demographics and Culture

Geographical Distribution

History

Aelvoran Language

Roman Conquest and Latin Influence

Old Helvoran

Middle Helvoran

Modern Helvoran

Cultural Significance

Phonology

Phonetics

Consonants

The Helvoran language uses the following consonants:

Type:

Bilabial:

Labiodental:

Dental:

Alveolar:

Post-Alveolar:

Retroflex:

Palatal:

Velar:

Uvular:

Plosive:

p b

t d

k g

Nasal:

m

n

ɲ

Trill:

R

Tap/Flap:

ɾ *

Fricative:

f v

θ *

s z

ʃ  ʒ

ʁ *

Approximant:

ɹ

j

Lateral Approximant:

l

(Sounds marked with an asterisk (*) indicate sounds that exist only in certain regional dialects of Helvoran).

It is important to note that the Helvoran ‘r’ can vary greatly according to the dialect and positioning of the sound in the word. For example, in standard Helvoran, the sound /R/ tends to be almost always used at the beginning of a word (as in ‘Roixterre’ /Rwɐtɛä/), but can be used interchangeably with the sound /ɹ/ internally in words (as in ‘Airetené’ /eɪɹɛtɛni/ OR /eɪRɛtɛni/). Generally speaking, the use of the sound /R/ is more common amongst speakers of standard Helvoran, whilst the /ɹ/ tends to be utilised more so in the northern dialects.

Vowels

Type:

Front:

Near-Front:

Central:

Back:

Close:

i

u

Near-Close:

ɪ

Close-Mid:

e

ø

Mid:

ə ɞ

Open-Mid:

ɛ

œ

ʌ ɔ

Near-Open:

Open:

a

ɑ

Dialects

European Dialects

Northern Helvoran
Southern Helvoran
Erinian Helvoran
Mastenburgian Helvoran

American Dialects

Canadian (New Astonburian) Helvoran
Eccaladisan Helvoran

Saiteroupan Helvoran

Oceanic Dialects

South Maldivian Helvoran
Austronese Helvoran
Atlantic Helvoran

Phonotactics and Spelling

Phonotactics

Spelling

Writing System

Diacritics

Grammar

Lexical Morphology

Inflectional Morphology

Noun Declension

Declension by Case
Declension by Gender
Diminutives, Augmentatives, and Despectives

Verbal Morphology

Inflection by Person
Inflection by Number
Inflection by Tense
Inflection by Aspect
Inflection by Mood
Other Notes on Verbs

Adjectival Inflection

Declension by Gender
Comparatives and Superlatives
Adverbs

Pronouns

Personal Pronouns
Demonstratives

Syntax

Noun Phrase

Verb Phrase

Forming Questions

Negation

Conjunctions

Subjunctive Clauses

Semantic Fields and Pragmatics

Semantic Fields

Intentions

Idioms

Colloquialisms

Pragmatics

Sample Texts

See Also