- Language: Atlan (Atlantean)
- Created: 1981
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- Language family: fictional diachronic language
A constructed language by Graham Mabey.
Atlan ("Atlantean" in English) is one of the languages spoken in the Atlantean Empire, supposedly discovered in an alternate world. The history of the Empire is told in great detail, along with most of its languages. Atlan is one of four descendants of the Juralic group of languages, and its historical development, grammar and vocabulary are all described, and more is being added all the time.
Language sources: Tolkien's languages, and "real-world" families like Germanic and Romance.
The grammar and syntax of Atlan is based loosely on the descendants of the Germanic family, with sister languages all stemming from an original tongue no longer spoken (Juralic in this case). However, its vocabulary is largely original, with echoes of European languages as well as Tolkien's.