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RegionVarletia, Cryria
Native speakers
aproximatively 1 million speakers (2019)
1 million as first or second language
  • Varletian
Early form
Official status
Official language in

Significant minority in

Regulated byVarletian Language Office
Language codes
ISO 639-1va
ISO 639-2var
ISO 639-3

Varletian (Varleuteichois [vaʀ̥ɭøtɛʎʃwe]), is a language originating and still to this day spoken in Varletia and the southern parts of Cryria. Belonging to the Arko-Lissian family, it is the only kind of its own, born from the amalgamation of arkian vocabulary and pronounciation into the original lissian language.


Consonant phonemes
Manner/Place Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Palato-Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Affricate ħ
Fricative f v s z
Approximant j
Trill ʀ̥
Lateral Approximant ɭ ʎ
Vowel phonemes
Front Back
Close i u
Close-mid e ø o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a


How isogloss are distributed in Varletia

Accentuation gradually increases further north, while in the south, the language is more "flat". The [ø] and [ɛ] standard sounds are respectively followed by [ħ] and [ʎ] or [j] in the north and in a less extent in the centre, while in the south there isn't any.

There's also a continuum from west to east related to the "ch" sound at the end of a word, as in Leumach: the glottal [h] in the far east becomes a pharyngeal [ħ] which evolves into a uvular [χ] on the west coast. Western people tend to be more uvular sounding while the closer to the east shore, the more aspirated it gets.

Linguistical Varieties

Varletia has approximately 6 or 7 dialects, all of them concentrated around the coast. These are mutually intelligible, including with standard Varletian, their differences being on the presence of a majority of "eu/ei" for some opposed to "o/i/u" for others. The Ouckeicher dialect is unique, as it is the only one to posess the "ou" [u] sound. As the other southern dialects, it is there that the lissian language has left most of its traces, while the arkian influence is much more dominant in the north.

The dialects of Varletia


The Ethalrian Invasion has had a relevant impact on the everyday vocabulary spoken by Varletian people. The nobility, which was purely ethalrian and couldn't speak lissian, was far away from what an average inhabitant would say. Therefore, a noble would wear a cleidunnsteuck (m.) but the common peasant would only have a veiteumenn (m.) as clothes: still to this day, the first has a fancy and luxurious connotation while the other is related to the everyday life.

Same case with chveinn (f.) and reinn (f.) which is what a king was eating while porck (m.) and beuf (f.) was only a matter of the low classes. While consuming food, a bourgeois or noble would use a meseur (m.), a leufeil (m.) and a bereiche (m.) while a common citizen would get a cuteu (m.), a ceulleir (m.) and a feurcheit (m.).


  • 0. Neull
  • 1. Eunn
  • 2. Deuch
  • 3. Treche
  • 4. Veitr
  • 5. Funn
  • 6. Zeics
  • 7. Zeiptunn
  • 8. Hueicht
  • 9. Neunn
  • 10. Tseinn


  • Dog = Chunn (m.)
  • Cat = Cha (m.)
  • Fish = Poisseiche (m.)
  • Bird = Oizeu (m.)
  • Cow = Veiche (m.)
  • Pig = Porck (m.) / Cochunn (m.)
  • Mouse = Seureiche (m.)
  • Horse = Cheuveil (m.)
  • Wing = Eileu (n.)
  • Animal = Animeul (n.)