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 Languages used throughout the comic. Some [[Alternate Universes]] preserve the language barriers that exist in the main canon, but not all. Languages used throughout the comic. Some [[Alternate Universes]] preserve the language barriers that exist in the main canon, but not all.
  
-Pronunciations are given in [https://​en.wiktionary.org/​wiki/​Appendix:​English_pronunciation|International Phonetic Alphabet for English].+Pronunciations are given in [[https://​en.wiktionary.org/​wiki/​Appendix:​English_pronunciation|International Phonetic Alphabet for English]].
  
  
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   * Pronunciation:​ Kyan-ik ('​kʲɑn-ɪk)   * Pronunciation:​ Kyan-ik ('​kʲɑn-ɪk)
  
-Pronounced with a hard C, like “Kyannik” ​and “Kyanska.+Pronounced with a hard C, and in two syllables(So, not See-on-ick, She-on-ick, She-ann-ick,​ Sey-ann-ick,​ or evan Kee-on-ick...)
  
 Blanket term for several closely-related languages. In fact, they'​re close enough that linguists disagree about where the boundaries are. Blanket term for several closely-related languages. In fact, they'​re close enough that linguists disagree about where the boundaries are.
  
-Federal government documents, and the marketing departments of national chains, require everything to be translated into Northern Ceannic, Southern Ceannic, and Plains Ceannic. Local governments and companies may use another variety if it's the dominant one in the region, or may default to one of the Big Three.+Federal government documents, and the marketing departments of national chains, require everything to be translated into at least three: ​Northern Ceannic, Southern Ceannic, and Plains Ceannic. Local governments and companies may use another variety if it's the dominant one in the region, or may default to one of the Big Three.
  
 ====Northern Ceannic=== ====Northern Ceannic===
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   * Spoken in: [[Countries#​Getsun]] (primary language)   * Spoken in: [[Countries#​Getsun]] (primary language)
   * Language family: West Peninsular   * Language family: West Peninsular
-  * Pronunciation:​ Geh-tsoo-neeze ('ɡe̞-t͡suː-niːz)+  * Pronunciation:​ Geh-tsoo-neeze (ɡe̞-t͡suː-'niːz)
  
 From the same family as the primary languages of neighboring countries [[Countries#​Doyon]] and [[Countries#​Kinyon]]. From the same family as the primary languages of neighboring countries [[Countries#​Doyon]] and [[Countries#​Kinyon]].
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   * Spoken in: [[Countries#​Getsun]] (minority language)   * Spoken in: [[Countries#​Getsun]] (minority language)
   * Language family: West Coastal   * Language family: West Coastal
-  * Pronunciation:​ Swee-yun-eez (ˈswiː-jun-iːz)+  * Pronunciation:​ Swee-yun-eez (swiː-jun-'iːz)
  
 A few closely-related indigenous languages from the island of Suiyun, now part of [[Countries#​Getsun]]. Still widely-spoken in many communities,​ although the speakers tend to be bilingual with Getsunese (which, in spite of the similar name, is from an unrelated family). A few closely-related indigenous languages from the island of Suiyun, now part of [[Countries#​Getsun]]. Still widely-spoken in many communities,​ although the speakers tend to be bilingual with Getsunese (which, in spite of the similar name, is from an unrelated family).
 


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