|Spoken in: Kajal, The Ctan|
|Total Speakers: ~8.28 Billion|
|Genetic Classification: |
|Official Language of: Kajal|
|Regulated by: Mar Kajurmani|
Riikan is the official language of Kajal. It is musical, complex, and easily recognizable. It has been said that it reads not unlike Gaelic, and the accent it gives to English as spoken by Kajali is quite similar to an Irish accent, even though the language has no common roots with any known languages from Sol.
At current, there are three recognized dialects of Riikan - Deriiv, Ljosa and Solan. While documents in these dialects can be written with Standard Riikan, they both have their own sets of symbols. While Riikan and Ljosa calligraphy are similar, Deriiv and Solan are dramatically different.
Riikan, of course, was preceded by Old Riikan, of which it is unknown if there were many dialects. Old Riikan was known to possess two symbol sets itself, though it would appear that the first, featured more prominently on monuments, determined a symbol's meaning not only by its appearance, but its placement. As such, translations of Old Riikan are difficult, as one must have structural data to exact what is believed to be the correct meaning. Of course, it is entirely possible that reused symbols are simply repeated letters. Old Riikan is also known as Rikan, and translated directly to english, using the "monument" symbol set would yield the name "Riiaaa."
Modern Riikan, and its derivatives are spoken by roughly 5.34 billion sentients in the Federated Imperium of Kajal and the Grand Duchy of Kajal Mars, and approximately 2.94 billion sentients in the The Eternal Necrontyr Empire of The Ctan.
- (a) = ah as in kan
- (e) = ay as in ceyn
- (i) = ee as in riikan
- (o) = oh as in oya
- (u) = oo as in Kajur
- g, p, q, and w sounds are not present in the Riikan alphabet.
Riikan does not use apostrophes. There are several riikan words that are combinations of words, joined by a hyphen, such as (neru-kajuri), which has the approximate meaning of "near-native". Another such word is (kamar-oya), or "user".
Hyphens can also be used to bridge seperate words to simplify pronunciation.
(O seiya her farhirra no myra lan cey arasur i O alari)
can be changed to
(O-seiya-her farhirra no-myra-lan cey arasur-i o-alari.)
The following are the most common verbs used in Riikan. Normally, Riikan will use combinations of words that convey the appropriate meaning (when used in context) if verbs are not accurate. Romanized text is provided in brackets.
The "Modern Riikan" font, created with the Alphabet Synthesis Machine, is available here. The characters of G, P, Q, and W are used to represent the double consonants of HH, LL, NN, and XH, in that order.
|Her Imperial Majesty's Federated Imperium of the Four Worlds and Territories of Kajal|
|Main articles: Kajal, Kajal Mars|
|Leaders: Dajal I, Dajal II, Derin Kavar, Lirella Keral|
|Important Persons: Derin Lume, Ilosse Zherka, Ilunaia Keral-Kavar, Iu, Sala Maraan, Sera Merala, Vierun Muraan Jiraga Shenar, Illaan Soryaan|
|Currency and Language: Kajali Galac, Riikan Language|
|Other articles within Category:Kajal|