- Language: Brujeric
- Created: 2003
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- Language family: fictional language
A constructed language by Gregory H. Bontrager.
Brujeric (also called Franco-Castilian) is a Romance language invented for an epic fantasy I plan to write sometime in the near future. It essentially blends a very Spanish phonetic system with a rather French lexicography, but it also has a few direct Latinisms as well as a few unique emergent attributes to add to the sense of authenticity. Grammar is a roughly equal blend of French and Spanish influences.
Language sources: Brujeric is a blend of French and Spanish influences, with a few direct Latin derivations thrown in. The name Brujeric itself comes from the Spanish word brujería, meaning "witchcraft".
Brujeric uses very Western Romantic grammar. It is a rather inflective language with a very simple phonetic system. As in most languages descended from western Latin, there are three types of verbs distinguished by the infinitive ending. There is a distinct indicative and subjunctive mood, and verb conjugation is such that the inclusion of a subject pronoun is optional. Also, one of the primary word-making principles is adapting French words to a very Spanish phonology. For example, "beaucoup" becomes "bocupo" in Brujeric.
Brujeric can be found in the Files archive of the Yahoo group RomConLang, a group devoted to fictional Romance languages and Romance linguistics. A few members of this group have shown particular interest, one of them even saying it looks like a real language.