- Language: Tundrian
- Created: 1966
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- Language family: fictional diachronic language
A constructed language by Gábor Sándi.
Tundrian is a Romance language spoken in the imaginary country of Tundria, which lies to the west of France in the Atlantic Ocean. The country is imagined as if it was part of the real world, i.e. if there was really such an island, it could conceivably be as it is imagined. The language is based on Latin, and it underwent phonetic, morphological and other changes similar to those that have led to other (real) Romance languages. Among its characteristics are the preservation of the nominative/accusative cases in the definite article, nouns and adjectives, and the preservation of intervocalic voiceless stops (as in 'sapeir' [to know], 'fata' [fairy], 'pacar' [to pay]).
Language sources: Latin, and - in particular - French and Catalan. But my native Hungarian probably influenced some of its features, including its rich phonetic system and the preservation of the accusative case.
Pretty transparent to anyone familiar with one or more Romance languages.
None, as far as I know. Mark Rosenfelder has kindly included the Tundrian numerals 1-10 on his web page.