Rhenish

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The Rhenish language, a conlang by Frederic Bayer, is spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a derivate of Old Frankish, somewhat similar to the real Ripuarian. It would be an analogue to the real world's Central Franconian languages, but with less German influence (especially orthographically), some more Dutch/Batavian and French/Francien influence (and maybe Jovian?) and a very minor Celtic substrate owing to the the presence of the Belgae, Ubii (mistakenly identified as Germanic by Tacitus) and other Celtic tribes, under the assumption that Latin hadn't diminished Celtic quite as much.

Here is an example of what this conlang would look like (obviously just a sketch, I haven't yet done proper diachronics):

Unze vatter væ bes e·m hemeln
gjehillig væd diŋ naum.
Diŋ reich zul komme,
diŋ will zul sgehe,
wo e·m hemeln, ezu ogh op dhe eerd.
Unze dæglig brut gjif unz huigk,
un fergjif unz unze sguld,
ezu wo mer unze sguldiger fergjin.
Un leid unz nit en ferseukong
zunner æleuz unz fu dhe ághel.
Dhen diŋet es dhet reich,
un dhe kraf, un dhe heerlegkeit,
in eewigkeit.
Ámen.

(Some notes on pronunciation: ⟨au⟩ = /ɔ/, ⟨eu⟩ = /ø, œ/, ⟨ui⟩ = /y, ʏ/, ⟨æ⟩ = /ɛ/, ⟨ei⟩ = /ɛi/, g = /ʃ/, gk = /k/, ⟨sg⟩ = /ʃ/, ⟨dh⟩ = /ð/, ⟨gh⟩ = /x~χ, ɣ~ʁ/, ⟨gj⟩ = /j/, ⟨ch⟩ = /ʃ/, ŋ = /ŋ/)

(From Conculture No. 40321 and Facebook)

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