|Total speakers:||15 million, unknown for individual dialects|
|Genealogy:|| Indo-European languages
|Basic word order:||SVO|
|Creator:|| Danisht Dzakwan|
Veslovian (túdska tyhu) is an Germanic altlang spoken in the fictional country Veslovia (Túdska) in Balkans, Southeast Europe. It consists of three un- (or partially) intelligible dialects, namely northern, southern and, western dialects. The first one (also known as Mozelbrian) were chosen as the standard dialect for the language.
It is made by Daniel Willett in November 2021.
Although similar with Slavic languages, Veslovian is actually a South Germanic language, of which more conservative phonologically than Gothic language. Conservative (phonological features include lack of i-mutation even in the case of -e- (traditional Proto-Germanic 1SG *sehwō : 2SG *sihwizi ≠ Molbrian sechva : sechvez "I see, you (sg.) see"), retention of -z- (English deer ≠ Mozelbrian duzu), *-ō- > -a- and final -ą (English salve ≠ Mozelbrian slabanu ≠ Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌱𐍉𐌽 (salbōn)).
Innovative features include Ruki sound law influenced by Balto-Slavic when Veslovian still an integral part of Proto-Germanic, palatalizations, developments of yers *-ь- and *-ъ-, and Slavic liquid metathesis. In Veslovian, there are 3 largely-unintelligible dialects resulted by parralel regular changes:
- Northern dialect, spoken in Mozelbry (exonym of Motlobry, cf. Vienna), parallel to Czech.
- Southern dialect, spoken in Lubado (Lubado, cf. Ljubljana), parallel to Slovene and some other south Slavic languages.
- Western dialect, spoken in Veťny (Vîn, cf. Udine), parallel to Friulian.
This is some of the examples of the 4 dialects:
|English||Veslovian dialects||Proto-South Germanic|
- See Phonology
Nouns and adjectives
- See Nominals
Veslovian preserve grammatical case inflection for nouns and adjectives, but also made new complexities like animacy and also the introduction of locative cases from Proto-Slavic. The western dialect, however, only has inflection in numbers but not cases, by the influence of neighbouring Romance languages.
- See Verbs
Unlike most all Germanic languages, the synthetic past tense died out and becoming archaic in favour of analytic forms by past participles with present forms of vezon: díldo jím, díldo jez, díldo jesť, ..., from dělinu "to divide". Perfective forms are derived regularly from the prefix ho-/hů-.