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Frenkisch is an a posteriori constructed language. Its 8 source languages are English, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, French & Russian. It is an attempt to make a language that is a mixture of multiple modern Germanic languages. It is intended to look like a typical Germanic language in vocabulary and phonology. It also has significant Romance and Slavic influences. My approach in building it, is based on the Interlingua (IL) method but with a sample of mainly Germanic languages.

There are 5 source language units: 1 English; 2 Dutch; 3 German; 4 Danish, Norwegian & Swedish; 5 French & Russian. The 3 Scandinavian languages are treated as one source language unit. (Similar to how IL treats Spanish & Portuguese.) French and Russian are treated as secondary source languages - they count as a maximum of one source language unit. (Similar to how IL treats German & Russian.)

Linguistic features (such as grammar, words or sounds) require the presence of cognates in at least 3 of the source language units. The forms of words are derived by regular evolution from etymological prototypes.

Check out the files section for current versions of the grammar and dictionary.

If you would prefer not to join Yahoo!, you can access files for the Frenkisch grammar and dictionary on my blog:

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