|Region||Largonia, Kordusia, Miktar and Dorvan|
|Native speakers||Lorman (date missing)|
|Regulated by||Ministry of Education and Culture|
Lormann (Lorman: Lōrmāniskan) also known as Lormann is a language that was spoke by the people of Atria, or mainland Dorvik after the arrival of the Lorman tribe from Dundorf. Linguist have debated wither to classify Lorman as a central Dundorfian language or a eastern Dundorfian language due to the fact the Lorman has similar properties the Hulstrian language. Lorman was the de facto language of Dorvik until around the early 17th century when modern Dundorfian became popular due to it's simplicity.
Lorman survived as an unofficial language until the mid 30th century when the Communist Party of Dorvik announced that the Dundorfian language would be adopted to better unite the continent of Artania. General-Secretary Raymond Petrov stated that Lorman is an essential piece of the Dorvish cultural character and should not be forgotten. It is common to see Lorman still taught and used throughout mainland Dorvik where it remains popular with mainland nationalist. Lorman is a common second language on mainland Dorvik, where some schools teach Lorman first before the actual Dorvish language.
Lorman is a disputed branch of the Dundorfian language family, linguist have disputed wither or not it belongs in the Central or East Dundorfian language category. Lorman is a branch of proto-Dundorfian that developed when the Lorman came with the to the area now known as Largonia, where the Lorman tribe first settled. Lorman at first had been a pure proto-Dundorfian language which had retained much of it's characteristics to authentic proto-Dundorfian, however overtime the Lormans, a seafaring people encountered other tribes and places which accounted for language evolution. Perhaps the greatest influences with the influx of Likatonian and Dolgavan peoples in the mid 7th century which helped develop the Lorman language alongside a somewhat Likaton-Delic language base. Linguist have further speculated that the Lorman language is more akin to the Likaton-Delic languages than it is with the Dundorfian language family, however common ancestral roots and cultural ties have not permitted them to substantiate this claim.
Despite the fact that the Lorman language retains a popularity in Dorvik, most mainlanders feel that they must hold onto what separates them from the islanders. The Lorman Cultural Organization (Lorman: Lōrmāns kultūris ōrganizaciōni, LKO) is Dorvish organization dedicated to the protection and upkeep of the Lorman culture, it has at times been known for it's nationalist stance and much akin to Mothar it has it's extremist side. The LKO is known for its support of pro-Lorman candidates in the Federal Assembly and attempting to lobby local governments in Largonia and Miktar, where their support is strongest, to enforce Lorman cultural virtues and languages.
The Lorman Guard (Lorman: Lōrmāns kērmensargs, LK) is an illegal ultra-nationalist faction of the LKO which seeks an implementation of the Lorman culture into mainland Dorvik. The Dorvish umbrella ethnicity has remained rather peaceful since the transition to using Dundorfian, however a surge in nationalism in both the Lormans and the Mothin's has led the Dorvish government to adopt a rather repressive stance against these organizations. The Lorman Guard have been known for their "terrorist" actions in remote areas of Dorvik where they operate. A former director of the Federal Security Service stated that the "..surge in Lorman nationalism is quite possibly the most dangerous thing for Dorvish unity."
- ↑ http://wirdeins.twanksta.org/, Old Prussian dictionary (Recommended)
- ↑ http://poshka.bizland.com/prussian/reconstructions.htm, Old Prussian dictionary (Alternative)
- ↑ http://archive.org/stream/Orel-AHandbookOfGermanicEtymology/2003OrelV.-AHandbookOfGermanicEtymology#page/n3/mode/2up, Proto-Germanic dictionary, includes Old Prussian (Alternative)