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|Native Speakers||≈ 45,000,000|
|Total Speakers||≈ 96,453,822|
|Official Language in||40pxRohoveyan|
|Recognized Minority Language in||Piggania|
Rohoveyanic is an Oltakaken Language of the Tulukulu Subgroup. With around 45 million speakers, it is the official language of the New Republic of Rohoveyan, and one of the many official languages of The World Trade Organization.
Rohoveyanic has similarities to many other Oltakaken languages even outside the Tulukulu because of its history. It is very similar to Kuluruk, another commonly spoken Oltakaken language that spreads even outside the nation of Rohoveyan. Rohoveyan's language was in part influenced by other languages in its area because of its journey to all of the large nation of Rohoveyan.
Around 1805, Snouter, now Rohoveyanic, explorers and settlers journeyed north and westward. Due to a bit of misunderstanding, they thought that those pigs and birds spoke Rohoveyanic as well, and learnt the language. This inadvertently spread the language all over the nation, and caused it to develop with other languages of those areas, making it almost a fusion language of the native Rohoveyanic peoples. However, the groundwork is still seen in its syntax and grammar.
Rohoveyanic has begun to spread with The Great Tech Race, and even before that. According to Konnôr Flacktingsberd, Rohoveyanic peoples have entered a diaspora, with majority populations in Protoclyad, Uket, Chirpstan, Piggania, Flokk, Porcalonos Islands, Vertonam, and Bechturon, and those populations are ever increasing.
It first developed in the Rohoveyan Civilization in eastern modern-day Rohoveyan from old Oltakaken tribes.
After The Great Tech Race and the later years of Konnôr Flacktingsberd's presidency, the Rohoveyanic peoples have seen a diaspora, primarily to the nations of Protoclyad, Uket, Chirpistan, Piggania, Flokk, Porcalonos Islands, Vertonam, and Bechturon. The diaspora is still going on, and the stats have shown Rohoveyan is actually having a population drop. Many citizens, especially those in the East, blame Flacktingsberd for this. They explain that he's running the country so poorly that everybody wants to move to other places, not just because he isn't the one running them, but also because he funds aid for them, although there is a hole in this theory since Rohoveyan doesn't have much diplomacy with Uket. However, this is very likely. Flacktingsberd explains that Rohoveyan is a rich place, and everybody has already gotten what they need, and corrupt places like Piggy Island and New Uket, or medically short places like Vertonam and Porcalonos Islands need some aid to go for them because they are just entering serious business in the real world. Many in Nouvelleterre de Porc say that this is outrageous. During the 2019 protests, a few said that those countries needn't exist, and Rohoveyan should be the greatest and best. (These types of people are concentrated in Nouvelleterre de Porc, the rest of Rohoveyan is great, you really should visit. There still is anti-Flacktingsberd vibes in the rest of Rohoveyan, but they don't have this kind of attitude)
The diaspora has made Rohoveyanic much more of a big language than before, even if 40,000,000 speakers wasn't considered "big" beforehand. There seems to be a good future ahead for the language.
This section will show you how to pronounce letters and letter combinations in Rohoveyanic, as well as use them in words and show how they should be stressed or pronounced in words.
Before its spread to Rohoveyan, Rohoveyanic used a different alphabet than the one known today. However, the language now uses common Latin Script, along with a few other symbols:
|A||a||"a" sound in bad and cab|
|Á||á||"a" sound in ball|
|Â||â||"a" sound in say|
|Ð||ð||"th" sound in "then,"and "the"|
|Я||я||Consonant y sound|
|'||'||Indicates a small stop in speaking caused by the stopping of breath|
|-||-||Indicates a small stop in speaking just in general|
While you may be wondering why there are places like Quenekue and Halifax that have the letters "q" and "x" and they don't appear on this list. That's because they aren't Rohoveyanic words. Quenekue is Kolngonqwen, and Halifax is English.
There are 46 letters in the Rohoveyanic Alphabet and 2 sumul (Rohoveyanic word for "symbol" used just for the 2 sumuls "'" and "-." The entire Rohoveyanic Lettered Lexicon has 48 characters in it officially, and that's the statement used by the WTO about the Rohoveyanic language.
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Rohoveyanic has word variation. This is now called "Neuter/Masculine/Feminine wording," however it was just general differentiation based on features in original Rohoveyanic. Many words are now "Neuter," but there are some masculine/feminine words still extant in the language. There are no apostrophes in this language, those would be the air stops called Ku'uluts, so you don't need to worry about that aspect of grammar
There are three cases: The subject, or the main noun performing the action in the sentence, the object, or the secondary noun on which the action relates too, and the outject, or the noun that is there, but unrelated to the rest of the action in the sentence.
Parts of Speech
Rohoveyanic has no articles. So, "The dog chases the cat" would be "Dog chases cat." This clears up quite a bit, and a lot of grammar worries can be forgotten here
Nouns are things. Objects, places, or ideas. This is commonly known. Their use in Rohoveyanic is different than from their use in English. In Rohoveyanic, the noun always comes before the verb unless there's an adverb in which case it goes noun-adverb-verb. This means that noun-related grammar is very simple in that sense
Verbs are action words. They always are preceeded by either a noun or an adverb, and if it's the latter, the adverb will be preceeded by a noun unless there are multiple adverbs being used to describe the verb. There are three verb tenses in the language: Past, present, and future. In the English Language, future tense is usually just the verb preceeded by shall or will, but in Rohoveyanic, verbs have three forms entirely.
The adjective starts the setence. It describes the noun, which is then followed by an adverb, which is then followed by the verb. Sometimes there will just be a noun and a verb, or just a noun, adverb, then verb, etc. Describing parts of speech are always optional. A second noun will follow the verb if the verb relates to an object. For example, dog eats is a sentence. Dog eats food is also a sentence, except with the object added in.
The Word Bank showcases a series of common words and their tenses as examples of grammar and structure uses. These will also be helpful words when talking to a common citizen who speaks that language who just doesn't know your native language. The pronnunciation column will not be using the dictionary IPA symbols, and just has "-"s seperating syllables and it uses the common letter for that sound
|Älf||Hello||Ellf||You would use this term when greeting somebody. There are no tenses surrounding this particular word, and it can be used at any time in any situation|
|Kululf||Goodbye/Bye||Koo-loollf||You would use this term to say you are leaving somebody or going somewhere else. Again, there are no tenses surrounfing this word, and it can be used any time in any situation|
|Ukak||No||Oo-Kack||Casual usage of "no." Surprisingly, this word almost has exact correlation with the interjection "no" in the English language as well.|
|Lu'ukak||Nope (strong "no")||Loo-(air stop)-oo-kack||When you firmly mean "no," use this word. Don't overuse it so it loses its meaning. It's there to signify that you strongly disagree with someone or will not accept their offer, and that's the end of the discussion.|
|Ankulu||Thank You||Ann-Koo-loo||Literally means something like "I accept" or just the word "thank," but it portrays the same meaning. It's used as an interjection during conversation, so it doesn't really come up in sentences itself which makes it hard to form sentences like "I thanked him for what he did," you'd have to have the character speak in quotes "thank you" every single time.|
|Erukul||Excuse Me||Air-oo-kool||Used when you want to get somebody's attention or draw the attention away from yourself. This interjection originally just meant to get attention of anything, but when the term "Excuse me" was brought over by the Snouters and the Porklandese, Erukul gained another meaning.|
|Yalfanz||Questioning word, no direct translation||Yall-fannz||Used when asking someone something. Generally, you just say "Yalfanz" and show the receiver what you're talking about, but it also serves as a question mark.|
|Hepokulu||Man||Hepp-oh-koo-loo||Noun used to signify a male being. For example "He is hepokulu." Remember, articles don't exist in Rohoveyanic. The word can also be an adjective used to describe something that is male. For example "He's hepokulu cat."|
|Hepokul||Woman||Hepp-oh-kool||Same with Hepokulu, except with woman/female.|
|Plyz||Please||Pleez||Used with almost direct correlation to the English word. This word did not exist in Rohoveyanic until the settlers came|
|Elv||Is||Ellv||A word to describe the current state of being in an object, place, or idea. Unlike in many Indo-European languages, these state of being words are not used often because each verb in Rohoveyanic is used for any case. So, there's no "the man is walking" type thing, it would always be "the man walks." The only time this is used is in adjectives, because a verb is always necessary for a sentence in Rohoveyanic.|
|Elz||Was||Ellz||A word to describe the past state of being in an object, place, or idea|
|Elkʒ||Will Be||Ellkzh||A word used to describe the future state of being in an object, place, or idea.|
|Zakulö||Walk||Zack-oo-leuoh||Used in place of walk or walks. In Rohoveyanic, verbs only have one present, past, and future tense word, so Zakulö is always used in that case.|
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