Lanquanese (Lanquaneze/Ланќанезе) Lamezzian

Lanquanese [IPA: læŋkwә'niz] is a Romance language. It is a constructed language devised by conlanger Xquozojak. The structure of Lanquanese is similar to that of many other Latin-based languages, with the construction of words mostly resembling French and the sound of the language having a flow near to that of Italian. Other works created by Xquozojak include Lanquanese-English and English-Lanquanese dictionaries, vocabulary and grammar handbooks, a verb conjugation manual, and excepts from the Bible. Accompanying the language, a constructed country named Lanquania has been created to add a layer of depth to the language. Lanquania has a map written as well as a national anthem.

Lanquanese can be written using either of three alphabets: the Latin alphabet, Cyrillic alphabet, or Lamezzian, an alphabet created by Xquozojak to complement the language. Lamezzian can also be used to write English, if desired. In everyday writing and literature, the Latin alphabet is the standard, however the Cyrillic and Lamezzian alphabets are used in numerous regions around Lanquania.

Notable features of the Lamezzian alphabet

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Used to write: Lanquanese and English
  • Direction of writing: left to right

Alphabets for Lanqanese

Latin alphabet for Lanquanese

Latin alphabet for Lanquanese

Notes

  • c = before hard vowels (a, o, u) and ch = before soft vowels (e, i, y)
  • g and x act in the same manner as c
  • the ‘i’ in ci is used to keep the ‘c’ soft, it is not pronounced as the vowel i
  • ci + i/e/y do not exist, use instead cî, ce, or cŷ, respectively; ci = before vowels, cy = before consonants
  • gi, sgi, and xi act in the same manner as ci
  • r = [r] at the beginning of a word or when paired with a consonant; r = [ɾ] between vowels; r = [r̥] at the end of a word
  • y is pronounced [ɪ] when it carries emphasis and [ә] elsewhere
  • ç and ħ are extra letters not considered part of the alphabet nor letters with diacritics

Accented letters

Latin alphabet for Lanquanese - accented letters

Notes

  • vowels with acute accents (á, é, etc.) carry a word’s emphasis
  • vowels with circumflexes (â, ê, etc.) and grave accents (à, è, etc.) have the same pronunciation, the former are used in first and medial positions, and the latter in final position; when their roles are reversed, emphasis is denoted
  • vowels with a dieresis (ä, ë, etc.) are both phonological and grammatical equivalents to aa, ee, etc., thus their sound is elongated

Cyrillic alphabet for Lanquanese

Cyrillic alphabet for Lanquanese

Notes

  • Cyrillic ë = Latin ê/è; similarly, ö = ô/ò and ÿ = û/ù no accent marks are used in the Cyrillic Lanquanese alphabet, rather letter markers are used
  • ъ is placed after a vowel to mark elongation (ä, ë, etc.) and after a consonant to mark gemination (ll, tt, etc.); it is also used to represent an apostrophe
  • ь is placed after a vowel to mark emphasis instead of using diacritics (â, é, ù, etc.); it is also used in the pair pь at the end of a word to represent the sound [r̥]
  • h is placed after a vowel to mark nasalization (ã, õ)

Lamezzian alphabet for Lanquanese

Lamezzian alphabet for Lanquanese

Notes

Notes on the Lamezzian alphabet for Lanquanese

Sample texts

Sample text in Lanquanese (Latin alphabet)

Tuccì le humani sõe naitratte liberate e equale in dignità e dretti. Ole sõe dutte con razzone e consgîenza e accîtarõe averzzo un e l’aūtro en un spirito di fraternité.

Sample text in Lanquanese (Cyrillic alphabet)

Тукчи ле хумани со е найтратъе либерате е еќале ин дињитаь е дретъи. Оле со е дутъе кон рацоне е коншіенза е акчитаро е аверцо ун е лъаўтро ен ун спирито ди фратернитеь.

Sample text in Lanquanese (Lamezzian alphabet)

Sample text in Lanquanese (Lamezzian alphabet)

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

For more information about Lanquanese, please visit www.learnlanquanese.webs.com

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