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The Megadelanic family

The Megadelanic family groups a series of mutually related languages, the result of the mix of the Satic tongues with foreign languages that reached the Hellesid islands during the Minean migrations.

[mapa de la fam. meg. en l’antiguitat]

Considering all four branches of the Megadelanic family only a few languages have survived:


Descendant of Middle Peran, Hellean or Hellesan is the language of the insular Perans. Hellesan is the Megadelanic language with more speakers, about 55,000,000, scattered about the Hellesid islands. Is the official language of the Hellesid Thalasocracy and of the seven Hellean city-states. It has an important Sarden base, which means a high intelligibility degree with certain Sardaniese languages.


Descendant of Tassalot, Tassalean is the language of the Perans from Tassalada. Tassalean is the closest living language to Hellesan, so much that both languages have a high degree of mutual understanding. Because of its location in southern Enolia and its geographical proximity to Siganya, Tassalean has a good number of loanwords from Enolian and Siganian. Today it has about 7,370,000 native speakers.


Descendant of the Drusne spoken in Enolia that, during the Dark Ages, gave rise to Old Ruscan. It's closer to Rosc than to Rose, especially in the superstrata influence and phonology areas. Today is the national language of Ruscania, spoken by more than 4,643,000 people.


Although in ancient Tursa a dialect of Drusne was already spoken, Rosc descends from Old Ruscan, originated in Enolia. That's why this language is closer to Ruscan than to Rose. It's the native language of Tursa and has 281,000 native speakers.


It's the most divergent of all the current Enolic languages since it has evolved under the influence of Orledan, one of the most important superstrata of Rose. Despite that it's still enough understandable by speakers of Ruscan and Rosc. Today is mainly spoken in three countries in northern Enolia: Bergamania, Bernubria and Tarintia, all three adding up to about 14,280,000 speakers.


The only survivor of the Music branch of the Megadelanic languages is Azaret. Descended from Musian, which in ancient times was the common language of science and commerce throughout northern and central Rodisania. Today there's about 2,550,000 native speakers of Azaret in Azara, a Rodisandian country placed in front of Tavissa.


The classification of Shardan presents some problems due to its clear Nuric roots, which places it within the Megadelanic family, and its not inconsiderable proportion of Sarden influence. Despite everyhting the consensus is to consider it among the Megadelanic languages. The tongue is spoken by more than 2,700,000 people in Shardana.


Hellesan The archipelagic tongue
Tassalean Peran well preserved