Sauralian language

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Sauralian language
Sōralium
Pronunciation ['so:raljəm]
Native to Karnas
Region Far North Arm
Ethnicity Karnasaur
Language family
Dominian
  • Sylvanian
Writing system Sauralian alphabet
Official status
Official language in Karnasaur Meritocratic Federation

Sauralian (Saurien: Sōralium; pron. ['so:raljəm], SAW-ra-lyuhm) is an ancient language most famously spoken by the Karnasaurs. Sauralian is considered to be a major ancestor for many Far North Arm languages, including Mavibi and Ihapukh.

Sauralian, originally known as Sylvanian (Sīlvānilium), was first spoken in Sylvania, a civilisation of colonial heritage on the continent of Portis. Sylvanian emerged as a creole of different Dominian languages. Through the power of the Sylvanian Republic, Sylvanian became the dominant language, initially in Portis, after which is became the lingua franca of Karnas. The East Sylvanian dialect was ultimately chosen as the official language of Karnas upon the planet's unification, and it was renamed Sōralium, literally "Language of the People".

By the later years of the Karnasaur Meritocratic Federation, Sauralian had spread across the Far North Arm as the Karnasaurs embarked on a massive project to cement their cultural longevity and accelerate the development of less advanced species in the region, notably the Darsa of Darya and epoa of Borne. This involved seeding the tools needed for social and technological development, including writing, mathematics, and other forms of knowledge. On the galactic stage, Sauralian also became the language of international communication and scholarship during the existence of the First Galactic Senate. In modern times, a form of Sauralian known as Galactic Standard is used in a similar fashion by the Second Galactic Senate.

Sauralian, especially as Galactic Standard, is taught in primary, secondary and postsecondary educational institutions across the galaxy.

Sauralian is a highly inflected language, with six noun cases, six tenses, three persons, four moods, and three numbers.