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Garudan
Pronunciation  /ɡrʊdən/
Spoken in Southeast Asia
Native speakers 98.3 million  (2016)
L2: 152 million second-language speakers
Language family
Writing system Garudan alphabet (Latin script)
Official status
Official language in Flag of Garuda Garuda
Regulated by Bundssprachsrat (Federal Language Council)
Language codes
ISO 639-1 gr
ISO 639-2 grd
ISO 639-3 grd
Linguasphere 52-ACB-dj


Garudan ( /ɡrʊdən/; Garudan: Garudish, pron.  /ɡrdiʃ/) is a West Germanic language spoken in Garuda. It evolved from the German language spoken by the mainly Teuton settlers of what is now the Garudan Federative Republics of Kalimantan, Brunei, Sarawak, Gorontalo and Sulawesi, where it gradually began to develop distinguishing characteristics in the late 19th century. Hence, it is a daughter language of German, and was previously referred to as "Island German" (German: Inseldeutsch, Modern Garudan: Inseldoitsh; a term also used to refer collectively to the early Teuton settlers). It is the first language of most of the native-born people of Garuda.

Although Garuda has adopted words from other languages, including English, Melayu and Dutch, an estimated 85% of Garudan vocabulary is of German origin. Therefore, differences with German often lie in the more analytic morphology and grammar of Garudan, and a spelling originating in a 1938 spelling reform designed to simplify the writing system and to raise the literacy rate. There is a large degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages — especially in spoken form.

With about 96.9 million native speakers in Garuda, or 69.3% of the population, it is the most-spoken language in the country. It has the widest geographical and racial distribution of all the national languages of Garuda, and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language among non-native speakers. It is taught in schools, with about 10.3 million second language students. Garudan is also the language used in the Federal Government, though other languages are also used in the Republics.

Estimates of the total number of Garudan-speakers range between 249 and 251 million.

Alphabet

Under construction

Name /aː/ /bɛ:/ /t͡seː/ /deː/
Letter
A/a
B/b
C/c
D/d
Sound  //  /b/ /t͡s/  /d/;  /t/
Example Apfel Aber Caesar Adler
Name /eː/ /ɛf/ /ɡeː/ /haː/
Letter
E/e
F/f
G/g
H/h
Sound  /ɛ/  /f/  /ɡ/  /h/
Example Engel Fater Gaiser Hoeren
Name /iː/ /jɔt/ /kaː/ /ɛl/
Letter
I/i
J/j
K/k
L/l
Sound  /ɪ/  /j/  /k/  /l/
Example Insel Jahr Komputer Lyter


Name /ɛm/ /ɛn/ /oː/ /peː/
Letter
M/m
N/n
O/o
P/p
Sound  /m/  /n/  /ɔː/  /p/
Example Merdeka Anser Rot Shwimmpūl
Name /ɛʁ/ /ɛs/ /teː/ /uː/
Letter
R/r
S/s
T/t
U/u
Sound  /r/  /s/  /t/  //
Example Rache Sohn Alt Uber
Name /veː/ /ɪks/ /ˈwaɪ/ /t͡sɛt/
Letter
W/w
X/x
Y/y
Z/z
Sound  /v/  /ks/  // /t͡s/
Example Wall Ax Arbyt Akazie

Compound vowels

Letters
Ae
Oe
Ue
Ay
Sound /ɛː/ /œ/; /øː/ /ʏ/; /yː/  //
Example Spaeter Toericht; Oesterreich Kueste; Ueber Aynhyt
Notes Only used when sound is in beginning of word, example Aynhyt. In any other case, the letter Y is used.

Compound consonants

Letters
Ch
Sh
Dj
Ng
Sound  /x/  /ʃ/  //  /ŋ/
Example Nach Shon Djungel Lang
Letters
Tsh
Sound  //
Example Matsh

Numbers

  • One — Ayn
  • Two — Zwy
  • Three — Dry
  • Four — Fier
  • Five — Fuenf
  • Six — Sechs
  • Seven — Sieben
  • Eight — Acht
  • Nine — Noin
  • Ten — Zehn
  • Eleven — Elf
  • Twelve — Zwoelf
  • Thirteen — Dryzehn
  • Fourteen — Fierzehn
  • Twenty — Zwanzig
  • Twenty-one — Ayns-und-Zwanzig
  • Twenty-two — Zwy-und-Zwanzig
  • Thirty — Dryzig
  • Forty — Fierzig
  • Fifty — Fuenfzig
  • Sixty — Sechzig
  • Seventy — Siebzig
  • Eighty — Achtzig
  • Ninety — Noinzig
  • One Hundred — Hundert
  • Two Hundred — Zwyhundert
  • One Thousand — Tausend
  • Two Thousand — Zwytausend
  • Hundred Thousand — Hunderttausend
  • One Million — Million
  • Ten Million — Zehnmillionen
  • Billion — Billion
  • 152,920,182,925 — Hundert Zwy-und-Fuenfzigbillionen, Noin-Hundert Zwanzigmillionen, Hundert Zwy-und-Achtzigtausend, Noin-Hundert Zwy-und-Zwanzig

Grammar

Sample vocabulary

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