(Sample words are generated by http://travellermap.com/model2/wordgen.html.)
Anglic, the language of the Third Imperium, is a fusion of Vilani and Solomani.
Solomani is probably some version of English, but still unrecognizable to our ears in the same way that English from 1000 AD is foreign to us today. (From Futurese.)
Wé cildra biddaþ þé, éalá láréow, þæt þú tǽce ús sprecan rihte, forþám ungelǽrede wé sindon, and gewæmmodlíce we sprecaþ…
We children beg you, teacher, that you should teach us to speak correctly, because we are ignorant and we speak corruptly…
*Zᴀ kiad w’-exùn ya tijuh, da ya-gᴀr’-eduketan zᴀ da wa-tᴀgan lidla, kaz ’ban iagnaran an wa-tᴀg kurrap…
Viliani sounds much like Hawaiian or other Polynesian/Pacific Island languages, where glottal slops between multiple vowels are common.
Zhodani sounds like an Eastern European language, probably Polish or one of the Slavic tongues, that has far too many consonants and not nearly enough vowels.
Aslan (speaking of not enough vowels) sounds much like Welsh, only pronounced with a cleft upper lip.
AihteasaheaDroyne is a strange combination of dipthongs and consonant clusters, like a drunk fusion of Chinese and Australian.
TradpoystdrirkfeHivers are mute and thus do not have a spoken language. Their language is therefore translated into that of the listener when speaking. (Note: While Gurvin is listed as the official spoken language of the Hive Federation, I cannot find any representation of the language anywhere within game materials.)
K'kree sounds like the click languages of African bushmen.
Kagn'Vargr is difficult to classify because, lacking a unified goverment or culture, they also lack a universal language. The most common one is Gvegh, which sounds like Norwegian spoken by a wolf.
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