Eshen language

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Eshen
Pronunciation/ˈɛʃɛn/
RegionEsheinflag.png Eshein
Native speakers5 million (as of 2008)
Language familyUletarephian
Early formsIngerish and Kalmish
  • New Colsexish
    • Eshen
DialectsHauptland Eshen (HE)
Yll Eshen (YE)
Writing systemRomantian script (Eshen alphabet)
Signed formsSigned Eshen
Official status
Official language inAN Flag.png Assembly of Nations
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Esheinflag.png Eshein
OGFL-1eh
OGFL-2esh

The Eshen language is language that originated in Esheinflag.png Eshein around 1673, when the Ingrans occupide Eshein's land from Mergany. In the new Ingran colony, "New Colsex", The Mergan speakers, Kalmish Speakers and Ingerish speakers lived together, what made them develop one language that everybody would understand. Its is very close to Ingerish and Kalmish. In 1690 this language got a name: "New Colsexish", and it was it's name untill 1806, when Eshein was founded, then it's name became "Eshen", as it is today.


Many believe that the Eshen language is a creole language and its parent languages are Ingerish and Klmish but since the language is spoken for over 300 years, it is no longer a creole language but a west Gaermanic language.


There are two main dialects for the Eshen language; Hauptland and Yll. The differences between the two in visible in the sound of some letters, grammar and even sometimes having different words for the same thing. For example, The word "Kingdom". In Hauptland it's spelled "Kunigæn" and in Yll it's spelled "Kunigryk", therefore there are two official names to the Kingdom of Eshane.

Hauptland Eshen

Hauptland Eshen (Ingerish:Mainland Ehsen) is a dialect of Ehsen that is closer to Kalmish than the Island dialect. The dialect is widely spoken nationwide and with very little differences between the pronunciation in Keswerg and in Atelfain. The main division of the dialect is northern accent, common in Keswerg, and southern accent, common in Atelfain. The northern accent is closer to the Ingerish accent and the southern is closer to the Kalmish accent while the vocabulary and grammar are similar.

Yll Eshen

Yll Eshen (Ingerish: Island Eshen) is a dialect of Eshen that is closer to Ingerish than the Mainland dialect. It is mostly spoken in the Diu Ylln krayk. This dialect was influenced by [[High Astrasian]] because of a big Utterlandese migration in the late 1870s caused by Queen Leah's marriage to a Utterlandman. From the fear of clashing cultures, they were resided in Diu Ylln. This influence is perfectly showing in the second official name of Eshein, Kunigryk av Eshein, with the 'yk' suffix ('ijk' in High Astrasian) instead of the Kalmish 'eich' suffix like in "Königreich".

The Eshen Alphabet

Name Pronunciation Spelling alphabet
A a /aː/ [ɑː] Atelfain
B b /beː/ [b] Berayk
C c /keː/ [k] Colseks
D d /deː/ [d] Dyr
E e /eː/ [ɛ] Eshein
F f /ɛf/ [f] Fyord
G g /giː/ [g] Gaerman
H h /haː/ [h] Halensk
I i /iː/ [ɪ] Ingran
J j /dʒeː/ (/Jaɪ/ in Island Eshen) [dʒ] ([j] in Island Eshen) James
K k /kɛɪ/ [k] Keswerg
L l /ɛl/ [l] Land
M m /ɛm/ [m] Mirston
N n /ɛn/ [n] Noy
O o /oː/ [oː] Otomn
P p /piː/ [p] Park
R r /ɛr/ [r] Rivaar
S s /ɛs/ [s] Spereng
T t /tiː/ [t] Tyrrin
U u /uː/ [ʊ] Uletha
V v /viː/ [v] Vynterr
W w /dʊblɛ vi:/ [w] or [v] Williams or Werfel
Y y /aɪ/ [iː] Yll
Z z /ze:/ [z] ([t͡s] or [z] in Island Eshen) Zommer

Name Pronunciation Spelling alphabet
Æ æ /ˈɛʃ/ [æ] Ær
/ˈrɪngyrt o:/ [ɔ] nter
Ö ö /ˈpʊnktyrt o:/ [øː] Öber
Ü ü /ˈpʊnktyrt uː/ [yː] Ülgen

Letter Combinations

Combination Pronunciation Spelling alphabet (not commonly used)
Sh [ ʃ ] Shön
Tz (Z in Island Esehn) [t͡s] Tzunami
Kg (Ch in Island Esehn) [ç] Kgymie
Th [θ] Theatre
Dge [dʒ] N/A

Vocabulary

  • Aye (pronounced /'aɪ/ in Land Eshen and /'ɛɪø/ in Island Eshen)- Yes
  • Ney- No
  • Diu (pronounced /'dɪ/ in Land Eshen and /'dɪyː/ in Island Eshen) - The
  • Zie- Am/Is/Are
  • Unt- And
  • O̊nter- Under/Beneath
  • Öber- Upper/On/Above
  • Vor- For
  • Av- Of
  • Mit- With
  • Æn- In
  • Ut- Out

Questions

  • Vie- How
  • Ver- Who
  • Ven- When
  • Vohe- Where
  • Vas- What
  • Varum- Why
  • Vess- Whose


Pronouns

Person Subject Object Possessive Reflexive
First (singular) Ye Mikg Myn Mynselv
First (plural) Yeyn Ös O̊eyner O̊eynerselv
Second (singular) Du Dikg Dyn Dynselv
Second (plural) Æukg Dynen Æhukgerselv
Second (formal plural) Æhr Æhukger
Third (masculine singular) Eh Hym Hyuhz Hymselv
Third (feminine singular) Sy Hyr Hyuhr Hyrselv
Third (neuter singular) Yt Hyut Yterselv
Third (plural) Thy Thyn Thym Thymselv

Numbers

  • Ey- One and A
  • Zvyn- Two
  • Dren- Three
  • Fo̊r- Four
  • Fönf- Five
  • Zeks- Six
  • Zyben- Seven
  • Akt- Eight
  • Nay- Nine
  • Tzen- Ten
  • Zvyndsig- Twenty
  • Drensig- Thirty
  • Fo̊rsig- Forty
  • Fönfsig- Fifty
  • Zeksig- Sixty
  • Zybensig- Seventy
  • Aktsig- Eighty
  • Naysig- Ninety
  • Hundret- Hundred
  • Tausend- Thousand


  • Eynst- First
  • Zvynd- Second
  • Drert- Third
  • Firt- Forth
  • Feft- Fifth
  • Zekst- Sixth
  • Zybent- Seventh
  • Aktet- Eighth
  • Nayt- Ninth
  • Ztent- Tenth

Time

  • Tag- Day
  • Vek- Week
  • Mont- Month
  • Yahr- Year

Days of the Week

  • Zöntag- Sunday
  • Mo̊ntag- Monday
  • Tystag- Tuesday
  • Midvek- Wednesday
  • Törstag- Thursday
  • Frytag- Friday
  • Sæmstag- Saturday

Months

  • Yanuar
  • Februar
  • Mærtz
  • April
  • Mai
  • Yuni
  • Yuli
  • August
  • September
  • Oktober
  • November
  • Detzember

Places

  • Kontinent- Continent
  • Oletha- Uletha
  • Antarefya- Antarephia
  • Archanta- Arkenta
  • Tarephia- Tarefya
  • Kunigæn or Kunigryk- Kingdom
  • Land- Land/Country
  • Staat- State
  • Berayk- Area
  • Krayk- County/Province
  • Shtadt- City
  • Distrikt- District
  • Palas- Palace
  • Kasel- Castle
  • Platz- Square/Plaza
  • Katedral- Cathedral
  • Do̊n- Dom/Dome
  • Kirk- Church

Nature

  • Syzön- Season
  • Zommer- Summer
  • Spereng- Spring
  • Vynterr- Winter
  • Otomn- Autumn/Fall
  • Yll- Island
  • Ryvaar- River
  • Osyn- Ocean
  • Zy- Sea
  • Ær- Air
  • Vynd- Wind

Directions

  • Nort- North
  • Nortlikg- Northern
  • Sut- South
  • Sutlikg- Southern
  • Est-East
  • Estlikg- Eastern
  • Vast- West
  • Vastlikg- Western



  • Bolde- Brave/Bold
  • Fray- Free
  • Dyr- Deer
  • Folk- Person (Folke-People)
  • Noy- New
  • Ülgen- Trail/Road
  • Bykom- Become

Tenses

Past Long Present Short Present Future
+ Pronoun + V (past) + ...
Ex: Yey left yn 1988
Pronoun + V (l.present) + ...
Ex: Yey kæmpfe mit du
Pronoun + er/ziend (/zie) + V (s.present) + ...
Ex: Yey er kæmpfing mit dikg
Pronoun + vert/verten V (singular l.present) + ...
Ex: Yey vert go̊ ty myn ho̊s
- Pronoun + V (past) + nikgt + ...
Ex: Yey left nikgt yn 1988
Pronoun (+ nikgt) + V (l.present) (+ nikgt) + ...
Ex: Yey kæmpfe nikgt mit du
Or: Yey nikgt kæmpfe mit du
Pronoun + er/ziend (/zie) + nikgt + V (s.present) + ...
Ex: Yey er nikgt kæmpfing mit dikg
Pronoun + vert/verten + nikgt + V (singular l.present) + ...
Ex: Yey vert nikgt go̊ ty myn ho̊s
 ? V (past) + Pronoun + ...
Ex: Left yey yn 1988?
V (l.present) + Pronoun + ...
Ex: Kæmpfe yey mit dikg?
Er/Ziend (/Zie) + Pronoun + V (s.present) + ...
Ex: Er du kæmpfing mit mikg?
Vert/Verten + Pronoun + V (singular l.present) + ...
Ex: Vert yey go̊ ty myn ho̊s?

To Be

Past Present Future
Singular Var Er Vert
Singular It Var Zie Vert
Plural Varen Ziend Verten
They (Plural It)/Neutral Virn Zin Verte

Present

Long Short
Singular Plural English Translation Singular Plural English Translation
Kæmpfe Kæmpfen Fight Kæmpfing Kæmpfenling Fighting
Lefe Lefen Live Lefing Lefenling Living
Vole Volen Want Voling Volenling Wanting
Broykt Broykten Need (can be used also as Want) Broyktling Broyktenling Needing
Kryat Kryaten Creat Kryatling Kryatenling Creating
Vo̊tt Vo̊ten Vote Vo̊ttling Vo̊tenling Voting
Zygnietung Zygnietungen Sign Zygnietunging Zygnietungenling Signing
Ændern Ændernen Change Ændernling Ændernenling Changing
Kane Kann Can N/A N/A N/A
Kom Komn Come Koming Komnling Voting
G Go̊n Go Go̊ing Go̊nling Going
  • Singular:
  • If the long present verb does not end with e or t, its short form will be simply adding "ing" in its end. Ændern → Ænderning
  • If the long present verb ends with e, it will dropped in its short form. Example: Vole → Voling
  • If the long present verb ends with t, g or n, its short form will be "ling" instead of "ing". Example: Kryat → Kryatling
  • Plural:
  • The long present verb ends with n or en , its short form will be simply adding "ling" in its end. Go̊n → Go̊nling
  • (rare) If else, its short form will be adding "ing" in its end.

Past

V1 Ending Past Ending Examples
Singular
e t or et
  • Lefe → Left
  • Kæmpfe → Kæmpfet
t de
  • Kryat → Kryade
tt dde
  • Vo̊tt → Vo̊dde
else d
  • Ændern → Ændernd
  • Zygnietung → Zygnietungd
Plural
en nt or ent
  • Lefen → Lefnt
  • Kæmpfen → Kæmpfent
ten dne
  • Kryaten → Kryadne
else end
  • Ændernen → Ændernend
  • Zygnietungen → Zygnietungend

Future

Singular Plural
Vert Verten
Example Yey Vert Go̊ Yeyn Verten Go̊