Hartenish is an Anglic language spoken in the British Dominion of Canada, specifically in the province of New Scotland and in the northern parts of the province of New France. The language was originally an English dialect spoken by workers in the capital of New Scotland, then known as Hartington and now known as Ashville. However, more recently there are more and more people who speak Hartenish in everyday life over English, most likely due to the fact that more people in higher classes speak the language so it's seen less as peasant or worker's English and more as its own language.
| Name: Hartenish
Head Direction: Final
Number of genders: 4
Classification and DialectsEdit
Hartenish was formerly classified as an English dialect, but because the mutual intelligibility was relatively non-existent, the New-Scottish government (and on the federal level, the Canadian government) has classified Hartenish as a seperate language, becoming one of New Scotland's official languages alongside English and Gaelic.
|Plosive||p b||t d||k g|
|Flap or tap||ɽ|
|Sound||/a/ /ä/ /ɒ/||/b/||/k/||/d/||/ə/ /ɛ/||/f/||/g/||/h/||/i/ /ɪ/||/ʒ/||/k/||/l/|
Nouns are assigned one of three cases, nominative, accusative, or genitive. The suffixes for each are given below.
Nouns can also use articles to declare grammatical case. The articles can be definite or indefinite. The articles don't have gender.
Nominative, Definitive: De
Nominative, Indefinite: A/An
Accusative, Definite: Tesse
Accusative, Indefinite: Ȝer
Genitive, Definite: Edde
Genitive, Indefinite: Ens
Verbs can have one of four tenses: past, present, future, or quotative. Quotative having the equivalent of "___ said that ___" in English. An example in Hartenish would be Ækan Steffen ont Valerȝeas frintenſ isſöst. Translating into English as "I heard that Steven and Valerie are friends." The verb tense suffixes are as follows:
Word order doesn't matter as much in Hartenish as in English. The language usually uses SVO, OVS, or SOV for word order. Interrogative word orders are VOS and VSO.
Frint /fɽɪnt/ - Friend
Spæk /ʃpæk/ or /spæk/ - Language