| Sinjenich |
|Total speakers:||ca. 5,000|
|Basic word order:||VSO|
Sinjenich (Moonchildish) is an Albic language of the Low Elvish group. Its speakers, the Moonchildren (Sinjen, sg. Senjan), are nomadic Elves. Their language is strongly influenced, especially in vocabulary, by Shelta and Romani. Otherwise, it is very close to Avalonian.
There are three main dialect areas:
- Northwestern: British Isles, northern France, Low Countries, Germany, northern Switzerland, northern Austria, Scandinavia
- Southwestern: Iberian peninsula, southern France, Italy
- Eastern: Poland, Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, former Yugoslavia, Rumania, Baltic states, Belarus, Ukraine
The main phonological differences between these areas are:
- The alveolar affricates ts, dz occur only in Eastern Sinjenich.
- The postalveolar affricates tsh [tʃ], dzh [dʒ] occur only in Eastern and Southwestern Sinjenich.
- The front rounded vowels ø, y occur only in Northwestern Sinjenich.