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kaldra [Northern Ceannic] pronunciation
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 [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-words-for-sexual-orientation/​|Describes sexuality on an '​interest-in-gender'​ scale]], with less-interest-in-women,​ interest-in-anyone,​ less-interest-in-men and no-interest-at-all as the most common options. It is common to softpedal by using the "less interest"​ word instead of the "no interest"​ word, as directly stating you have no interest in men or women is considered rude.  [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-words-for-sexual-orientation/​|Describes sexuality on an '​interest-in-gender'​ scale]], with less-interest-in-women,​ interest-in-anyone,​ less-interest-in-men and no-interest-at-all as the most common options. It is common to softpedal by using the "less interest"​ word instead of the "no interest"​ word, as directly stating you have no interest in men or women is considered rude. 
  
 +[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​slow-news-day-pronouns/​|Parents pick the baby's pronouns]] along with the name, and the kid can change them later if they want.
  
 ====Old Ceannic==== ====Old Ceannic====
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 =====Proto-Gulf===== =====Proto-Gulf=====
  
-Incredibly ancient precursor to most of the languages in the Gulf region, including Ceannic and Iuidish.+Incredibly ancient precursor to most of the languages in the central ​Gulf region, including ​Bealtic, Martan, Northern ​Ceannicand other varieties of Ceannic. 
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 +=====Getsunese===== 
 +Primary language of [[Countries#​Getsun]]. From the same family as the primary languages of neighboring countries [[Countries#​Doyon]] and [[Countries#​Kinyon]]. 
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 +Has a special babies-only pronoun, which is gender-neutral,​ and used along with a baby's placeholder-nickname. Regular pronouns are conferred around age 5, based on the child'​s preference. Adult Getsunese speakers can feel awkward or unrepresented in languages whose pronouns aren't differentiated by age. 
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 +=====Islander===== 
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 +Primary language of Maimakteros,​ largest island in the [[Countries#​United Islands]], and always used on official documents throughout the country. 
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 +One dialect uses a complex system of pronouns that change based on a person'​s gender, age, and level of status (in relation to whoever'​s talking about them). The mainstream dialect, developed between traders, is much simpler and more streamlined. However, the distinctions are still culturally-intuitive enough that most native speakers can follow the elaborate pronouns, and sometimes break them out for theatrical or comedic effect. (Non-native speakers are immediately lost.)
  
  
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 [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​leif-explains-words-for-sexual-orientation/​|Describes sexuality on a '​desire-for-sex'​ scale]], with active-sexual (feels spontaneous desire towards other people), responsive-sexual (not driven to seek out sex, but can have desire stimulated by someone else’s actions) and non-sexual (no desire for sex, in any circumstances) being the options. Also has words for how many genders you are attracted to, rendered as monosexual if they only feel desire for one gender, and multisexual for the rest.  [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​leif-explains-words-for-sexual-orientation/​|Describes sexuality on a '​desire-for-sex'​ scale]], with active-sexual (feels spontaneous desire towards other people), responsive-sexual (not driven to seek out sex, but can have desire stimulated by someone else’s actions) and non-sexual (no desire for sex, in any circumstances) being the options. Also has words for how many genders you are attracted to, rendered as monosexual if they only feel desire for one gender, and multisexual for the rest. 
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 +In some regions baby pronouns are handled like in Ceannis, but in others people use the singular pronouns ze/zir until the child is old enough to make their own choice. ​
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 +=====Suiyunese=====
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 +A few closely-related indigenous languages from the island of Suiyun, now part of [[Countries#​Getsun]]. Still widely-spoken in many communities,​ although they tend to be bilingual with (the unrelated) Getsunese.
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 =====Tamaputian===== =====Tamaputian=====
-Official language of [[Countries#​Tamapoa]],​ spoken by [[Tamaputians]]. ​+Official language of [[Countries#​Tamapoa]],​ spoken by [[Tamaputians]]. ​Part of a language family that's spoken by both tinies and giants (on a coast of the United Islands that faces the Tamaputian archipelago). 
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 +Only has one personal pronoun, regardless of gender, age, or anything else. 
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