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The Orthodox Free Commonwealth of Nevareion


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Official Name: The Orthodox Free Commonwealth of Nevareion Nova

Capital City: Nea Nevareia

Government type: Oligarchy

Number of Legislative Branches: 1, The Grand Council-in-Exile (19).

Federalist or Unitary: Unitary

Provinces/Territories 8 Provinces, each the fiefdom of a Great House

Head of State: The Lord Minister

Official Language: Nevareies (Greek dialect) and English

Official Religion: Greek Orthodox Christianity, (established state religion)

Separation of Powers: None

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Inspired by Bainbridges example and being keen on the depth a good national description/background can give to roleplay I would like to give another suggestion. Of course this is for RP purposes only and is not intended as a comment on any real languages smile.gif

 

Once a few people have set theirs we might then see how easily someone from one nation would learn the language of another. It is only a suggestion so please suggest any improvements/corrections!

 

 

Language

 

How would you describe the language of your nation?

 

Standardisation

Highly Formal: the language has a fixed form, grammer and spelling set by a public body and most people speak the standard form

Semi Formal: the language has a fixed form, grammer and spelling set by a public body but there are regional spoken variations and dialects

Informal: the language is loosly defined and dialects are common

 

Intonation

Tonal: (such as Thai, tone affects meaning)

Intonational: (such as English, tone conveys context eg making it a question)

Intermediate: (elements of both such as in Japanese)

 

Accent

Formal: emphasised syllables in a word are fixed and affect meaning (eg greek)

Informal: emphasised syllables are by convention but may change to suit rhythm or dialect(eg English)

 

Syntax

Analytic: (uses word order to fix meaning and words are individual units eg English)

Synthetic: (word order less important, new words made by joining others together eg German)

 

Grammar

Prescriptive: very formal with a defined correct form, writing based

Desriptive: more informal and speech based

 

Complexity

Simple: few verbs change and tenses are fairly simple (as in Welsh)

Intemediate: verbs change, tenses may be simplified (such as English)

Complex: verbs change, complex tense formation (eg German)

 

Written Form

Script: such as Arabic or Hebrew

Runic: such as old German

Latin: this one!

Greek or Cyrilic

Cuniform: using symbols to represent syllables

Logograms: using symbols to represent concepts such as Chinese

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Nice one smile.gif

 

Nevareies

The language has its roots in that spoken by the earliest human settlers here and has a musical sound. It lends itself equally well to poetry, argument and swearing and the Nevareies are extremely proud of it, seeing it as a link with their illustrious but distant past. Nevareies most resembles modern Greek.

 

Standardisation

Semi Formal: the language has a fixed form, grammer and spelling set by a public body but there are regional spoken variations and dialects

 

Intonation

Intonational: tone conveys context eg making it a question

 

Accent

Formal: emphasised syllables in a word are fixed and affect meaning (eg greek)

 

Syntax

Analytic: uses word order to fix meaning and words are individual units

 

Grammar

Prescriptive: very formal with a defined correct form, writing based

 

Complexity

Intemediate: verbs change, tenses may be simplified

 

Written Form

Greek alphabet

Edited by Nevareion (see edit history)
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