Halbin Regional Language

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Overview[edit]

The Halbin Regional Language (unoficially: Halbinian) is an undeveloped conlang made by Konstalius_105Na. It is used in the urban area of Halbin, a city in western Tokuguku. It is unusual in the area of it's usage, due to having roots in the west-slavic language family and being written using an original variant of the Cyryllic script. Halbinian is very vague and does not have a grammar system; Konstalius does not feel like he can advance the conlang that much and make it work well, so he resorted only to making up new words on the go.

Writing System[edit]

The Halbinian Cyryllic (unoficially: Halbinitsa) consists of 48 letters. It is slightly mixed with Latin, hence the presence of letters such as "İ", "J", "L" or "V". Four main diacritics are used: the Acute [◌́] (which elongates certain vowels), the Breve [◌̆] (which is used to mark the first letter that has been assigned a sound similar to the base), the Acute-Accent-Below [◌̗] (which is used to mark the second letter that has been assigned a sound similar to the base) and the Circumflex [◌̂] (which adds the "w" sound before the vowel it's added to). Besides these four, the other diacritics are the Middle Dot [⋅] (used in the letter "Ŀ") and the curved bar [~] (used in the letter "Ѳ").

Lore[edit]

Halbinian is used as a universal language by various Slavic minorities that live in Halbin. Following the Tsonshiguku-Wallachia alliance treaty, it became easy for the surrounding nations to make efforts about moving to the far east, which caused a wave of migrations to the more developed areas like Tsonshi City or rapidly growing industrial regions, like Halbin itself. Despite the similarities between Slavic languages, an overall decision was made to create an artificial way of communication. Halbinian was then also chosen to use cyryllic, thus matching the script used by the relatively large numbers of Russians who started moving to the Province of Hinggan (neighboring Halbin from the north) around the same time. Instead of using the ABVG order of letters, Halbinian kept the Latin ABCD.