A language spoken in the northern part of France and for a long time considered its official language. Called "French" by the English speaking world, Francien is the official language of Francie, the northern part of France, as well as the principle language spoken in many francophone countries, such as New Francy and Louisianne in North America. Francien is also spoken in a number of African countries, notably the Central African Community as well as in Guinea and in Algeria. It is not the universal diplomatic language, but it is the working language of the Commission on Very Small States.
The Louisiannans speak with a slower cadence than the Franciens of Paris, and has a pervasive trilled r, like the Côte-d'Oriens of France. The argot (slang forms) are a little different, and there are some linguistic constructions that are becoming more widespread because of other languages' influences. Louisiannan Francien should be considered a dialect of the mother tongue. While the Laurentian of NF could be considered simply a pidgin of various Langues d'Oil (including Francien), there is an active political push to consider it a separate language entirely.
|Indo-European - Italic languages|
|Latin / Romance Languages||Faliscan †|
|Langues d'Oil||Langues d'Oua||Langues d'Oc|