Variant Language Construct
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Where an Interlingua takes two distinct languages and synthesizes a bridging communicative medium, a Variant Language Construct builds out a new language for a budding sophont species that previously lacked adequate language to participate in interstellar society. They are intimately associated with Variant Races, Uplift, and Geneering. Hivers are the undisputed masters of these languages having developed hundreds, perhaps thousands of them, more than every other sophont species combined.
While many Variant Races have had languages developed for them and specifically suited to their speech apparatus, culture, and appropriate level of civilizational development, some species did not benefit from such benevolence and had their vocal cords or other speech apparatuses geneered to fit their creator's language. For instance, many of the Terragens species had their vocal cords geneered to be able to speak Anglic by GenAssist.
History & Background (Dossier)
Known Variant Languages
Non-human Terran Languages L-Name L-Hierarchy Associated Race/s Associated Polity/ies Medium/s Canon Remarks Delphinic Trinary Peripheral Dolphin & Orca Solomani Confederation & Third Imperium Conventional Semi-Canon Dolphins and Orca still use this sophisticated language that originally evolved for use in an oceanic environment via a liquidinous medium. Whales also use this complex language despite the fact that few are considered more than Proto-Sophonts by the greater scientific community. TBD. GAL
(Great Ape Language)
Peripheral Uplifted Ape Solomani Confederation Conventional, Unconventional Non-canon Primates, and more specifically the Great Apes, are probably the most successful extant relatives, perhaps cousins, of Humaniti. Well-meaning humans have long held a dream of uplifting these magnificent Proto-Sophonts to a more sophisticated sophont society. GAL was and is the result of early aboriginal language and human development of this revenant language. Uplifted Apes still use GAL in addition to Anglic. Ursotic Peripheral Ursa Solomani Confederation & Third Imperium Conventional, Unconventional Semi-Canon Ursotic began life as the language of the Terran bear species, a creature with high intelligence potential, but far short of a Proto-Sophont. As GenAssist company uplifted, the species, increased intelligence led to increased ursine language skills. As an animal language, it was a series of grunts growls, and assorted vocalizations that primarily expressed basic biological needs and concrete conceptualizations. As it grew, an increasing number of abstract ideas and concepts entered the language. By the time that GenAssist began genetically engineering ursine vocal cords to approximate human speech, they were surprised to find well-developed minds already developing. Modern Ursotic is a mix of a number of languages, Anglic, Yerkish, and the original animal speech of the Terran Bear. Yerkish Peripheral Uplifted Ape Solomani Confederation Unconventional Non-canon Yerkish was an artificial language originally created for the primates of ancient Terra. It was originally a lexigraphic language onto which many other elements were added such as a gestural sign language, a later vocalized variant, and many other developments. While Yerkish began as an artificial language designed for primates, it was later adapted to many other variant race species and remains a cornerstone or foundation language for many genetically engineered species or variant races.