Languages

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Chinese

Chinese is the secondary language spoken in the Sirius Coalition and the former Sol Coalition and People's Republic of China. Chinese has come to Sirius by the sleeper ship Kusari through Coalition saboteurs. The language is written in Chinese script, which is not a phonographic script, which makes it hard to transcript their words into the Latin alphabet.

Dutch

Dutch was the national language of an old Sol country by the name Netherlands. It survives among a minority in Rheinland.

English

English is the national language of Liberty, Bretonia, the Commonwealth, the former Molly Republic and the Republic of Crayter, and is used as a trade language ("Lingua Franca") by several other groups (such as the Freelancers and the Independent Miners Guild). It was originally derived from Germanic languages spoken during the early medieval period in ancient Earth's history. There are many dialects that identify the origin of many people (f. e. the American Englih for Liberty, Irish for Mollies, British for lawful Bretonian and Gaians and a "dirty" English for Pirates and Rogues).

French

The language spoken by the inhabitants of Gallia.

German

German is the official language of the Federal Republic of Rheinland, originally spoken by the German and Austrian people on ancient Earth. It shares some similarities with English, as its close linguistic cousin. Das Wilde also uses such a language occasionally to communicate with humans. The Omega parts of the IMG that joined the IMG later still perfer speaking German (German IMG name is: "Knappschaft der unabhängigen Bergleute"). The German language has 4 Latin letters not found in English (Ää, Öö, Üü & ẞß |Capital version first) that can be reformed to normal latin laters (ä=ae, ö=oe, ü=ue, ß=sz).

Greek

Greek was the national language of an old Sol country by the name of Greece. Numerous Greeks were aboard the Hispania when she lifted off, but almost all escaped the sleeper ship and became Corsairs. Today Greek is the second most used language in the Corsair Empire but it isn't an official language. The Greek language is written in its own alphabet that was the basis for the Latin one.

Italian

Italian was the national language of an old Sol country by the name of Italy. Numerous Italians were aboard the Hispania when she lifted off. The language is known to survive in the culture of the Hispania survivor faction know as the Maltese. Estimates show that Italian is the second most used language of Malta, often used in conjuction (often in the same sentence, in a code-switching manner) with Spanish which is also more used by the Maltese "high society" (Dons).

Japanese

Japanese is the official language of the Kusari, and occasionally spoken by relatives of the culture such as the IMG & GMG. It's written form is pictographic in shape and takes skill to learn and even more to master. The GMG prefer to use the Okinawan dialect[1] to standard Japanese.

Javanese

Javanese is small used language that was imported by the sleeper ship Kusari. By time Javanese was forgotten by most Kusarians but was able to survive in the Tau territory of the Independent Miners Guild.

Romanian

Romanian is the language spoken by some of the SCRA soldiers as well as some of the Crayterian citizens.

Russian

Russian is the primary language spoken in the Sirius Coalition and the former Sol Coalition and Russian Empire/Federation. Russian is the only Slavic language in Sirius and has come to Sirius by the sleeper ship Hispania through Coalition saboteurs. The language is written in Cyrillic script.

Spanish

Spanish was the national language of an old Sol country by the name of Spain. Many countries on Sol used the Spanish language due to the numerous explorers who spread the language around the planet in it's early history. Numerous Spaniards and Spanish-speaking peoples were aboard the Hispania when she lifted off. The language is known to survive in the culture of the Hispania survivor faction know as the Maltese and their distant relatives of the same ancestry the Corsairs. Spanish is the most spoken language on Crete and Malta and is an offical language in both the Corsair Empire and the Nazione Maltese.