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Teedish
Tedic
Germanic League flag.jpg
Pronunciation /ˈtedɪʃ/
Created by Adolf Hitler
Date created 1940s
Ethnicity Multiethnic
Users c. 20 million  (2020)
Category (purpose)
constructed language
  • Teedish
Writing system Latin
Category (sources) Germanic languages
Official status
Official language in Germanic League flag.jpg Germanic League

Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary
Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Norway.svg Norway

Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Language codes
ISO 639-1 td
ISO 639-2 tdc
ISO 639-3 tdc

Teedish (natively Tedic) is an international auxiliary language created by Adolf Hitler, who wished to introduce an easy lingua franca to be used among Germanic nations, but refused to use Esperanto since it was created by a Jew and sounded too Latin, even though Teedish is still considerably influenced by Esperanto grammar. Some commentators have labeled Teedish Germanic Esperanto. During the 1940s and 1950s, Hitler's efforts to promote Teedish internationally made it the official language of the Germanic League and an official auxiliary language in Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. To this day, it is widely used in diplomacy among those nations, having replaced French and English.

Despite its success in continental Europe, Teedish did not achieve similar popularity in English-speaking countries and regions, including the British Islands, since it threatened the status of English as an international language. There were, however, a few British and American Hitlerist enthusiasts who learned and promoted Teedish in their native lands. Since the 1980s, Teedish has generated some eager interest in Australia.

Characteristics

Teedish has a letter-to-sound correspondence, i.e., every letter has always the same sound. All nouns end with -e if singular and -er if plural, adjectives end with -a and adverbs in -an. Verbs in the infinitive end with -en and have a very simple conjugation. The accusative case is optional but normally not used in Teedish.

Samples

Starvina semer kans net eten gelde.
Starving people can't eat money.

Anthem of Austria-Hungary

Teedish English
Vela broner, ene enla land
Blua strome, vild's kinla hand
Aykera onblive in aykad sxate
Golda hiler, dyua reykhate
Praxta doner af ed rika yore
Heren ayker vent nue un fore
Teda folker, slava, hungara
Bonda bo Habsburg's reykstule
Teda folker, slava, hungara
Bonda bo Habsburg's reykstule
Many origins, one single land
Blue river, nature's right hand
Our birth in such a treasury
Golden hills, your crown
Glorious deeds of a rich history
We celebrate now and forth!
Germanic peoples, Slavic, Hungarian
United under Habsburg's throne!
Germanic peoples, Slavic, Hungarian
United under Habsburg's throne!

See also

External links

Teedish can be studied thoroughly in the following links:

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