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Classification and DialectsEdit
I have noticed that there is a large deprivation of analytic and isolating languages here on Conlang Wiki. I understand how choosing this path can be off putting; it seems to be too easy and English is already analytic by nature. But I think that such languages can be very interesting. It gives you an opportunity to play with the arrangements of words quite creatively, something which synthetic languages tend to lack. Thinking about it, this is probably the only language I will ever fully develop.
Salvanian was an auxiliary language designed in southern France in medieval times after an apocalyptic event (it's complicated). After 100 years, the language was declared a failure, although it did have some success amongst high government officials, even becoming used heavily by several declared monarchs (though not amongst the peasants). Coincidentally, the language grew to become a speech that represented, to some extent, wealth, intelligence, and general prestige across certain regions. Despite this, however, very few people aside from the children of kings and queens are first speakers of Salvanian, and even this trend rarely lasts, meaning both its phonology and grammar have remained largely in tact. There have been, however, introductions of allophones never intended in the language every now and then, sometimes either due to accents or by first speakers unconsciously fiddling with their mother-tongue. Eventually, these allophones are either replaced or disappear entirely from speaker to speaker, generation to generation.
Because the language was designed by speakers of Old French, a great deal of resemblance can be seen, albeit fairly simplified.
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