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22nd Sep '17 4:32:33 PM metaceejay97
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* A more meta case with ''Series/EmeraldCity''. Inha, the language for the WitchSpecies, was made by David J. Peterson as a singular dialect. Then he, along with Creator/AnaUlaru, who played Mistress West in the show, came up with the idea of having it become four dialects, each one representing the [[FourElementEnsemble four classical elements,]] and the language became what is was during the show's run.

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1st Sep '17 8:07:00 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:averts it: The Eldian people living behind the Walls on Paradis Island speak the same language without any noticeable difference as their kin in the mainland, despite being separated ''for over a century''; this trope is also touched upon when Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan attempts to communicate with Mike and Zeke briefly wonders if they are still speaking the same language when he gets no answer from Mike (turns out he was too terrified to reply)]].

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:averts it: The Eldian people living behind the Walls on Paradis Island speak the same language without any noticeable difference as their kin in the mainland, mainland (enough so that a few individuals from outside can infiltrate without arousing any suspicion), despite being separated ''for over a century''; this trope is also touched upon when Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan attempts to communicate with Mike and Zeke briefly wonders if they are still speaking the same language when he gets no answer from Mike (turns out he was too terrified to reply)]].
1st Sep '17 8:00:08 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:averts it: The Eldian people living behind the Walls on Paradis Island speak the same language without any noticeable difference as their kin in the mainland, despite being separated ''for over a century''; this trope is also touched upon when Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan attempts to communicate with Mike and Zeke briefly wonders if they are still speaking the same language when he gets no answer from Mike (turns out he was too terrified to reply)]].
12th Apr '17 1:38:16 PM randomguy5850
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* All of the modern Indo-European languages (everything from English to Russian to Hindi) are descended from the language known as Proto Indo European, or PIE for short. The modern language closest to PIE is [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Lithuanian]].

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* All of the modern Indo-European languages (everything from English to Russian to Hindi) are descended from the language known as Proto Indo European, or PIE for short. The modern language closest to PIE is [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Lithuanian]].
7th Feb '17 8:24:55 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/TheGeneral'' uses this for comedic effect. Several words in the languages spoken in the setting (Sponglish and Namerique) are immediately recognizable to those who speak their parent languages (Spanish and English). For example, the Sponglish word for ''officer'' is ''brazaz'' (from the English "brass-ass") and their name for a particularly foul form of invertebrate bottom-feeding fish is ''avocato'' (from the Spanish "abogado", meaning "lawyer").
7th Feb '17 8:16:15 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': The influence of the 20th century Americans on 17th century Germany has led to the creation of a creole known as "Amideutsch". The language is mentioned to lift most of its vocabulary from Hochdeutsch, but uses the grammatical rules of modern English. For example the character "Strong Hans" is "Stark Hans" in Amideutsch and "Starker Hans" in Hochdeutsch.
22nd Jan '17 6:28:29 PM zarpaulus
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* [[https://xkcd.com/771/ One]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic suggests that in a few more centuries historical re-enactors will end up speaking a medley of every accent from the 16th-20th centuries, no longer remembering the difference between them.
* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' 500 years into the future most of the cast apparently speaks English, though there may be some extent of TranslationConvention, while the Lunar Republic has developed a patois resembling [=LOLcats=] speak. Another 500 years later English seems to have been forgotten by the general intergalactic populace except for the "Loonie" dialect and the CommonTongue is a pidgin of English and Portugese called "Portanglo".
13th Dec '16 7:26:32 PM Pren
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* In the far-future storyline of ''Literature/CloudAtlas'', English has devolved into a near-incomprehensible mess that seems vaguely Creole-inspired. And the ''entire section'' is written in it.
7th Dec '16 4:22:48 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': The names of some places are distorted versions of their original names after millennia. Silver Spring was originally [[spoiler:Silvia's Ring, and the continents' names were descended from their military designations. Like Terasu was originally Terra-2.]]
6th Nov '16 5:46:53 PM DarkHunter
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** In the ''Ender's Game Alive'' audioplay, Common is already an existing English-based language, and all Battle School children are required to speak it. Ender initially refuses to use Battle School slang (e.g. "neh" -- "isn't it", "eh" -- answer to "neh", "ho" -- "hey") but is advised by an older kid to try to fit in.

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** In the ''Ender's Game Alive'' audioplay, Common is already an existing English-based language, and all Battle School children are required to speak it. Ender initially refuses to use Battle School slang (e.g. "neh" -- "isn't it", "eh" -- answer to "neh", "ho" -- "hey") (with words borrowed from a variety of languages, reflecting Battle School's multinational background) but is advised by an older kid to try to fit in.in.
** At the end of the first book, when Ender is speaking to Peter (thanks to relativity, Peter's an old man while Ender is still a teen), Ender calls out Peter on deliberately using Battle School slang in their conversation. Peter replies he's doing no such thing: the Battle School slang that Ender knew has been incorporated into the standard Common language over the years.
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