Doesn’t Earth exist in this universe and the Ammar Empire formed from the descendants who were cut off when the EVE gate shut down leaving New Eden isolated from Earth? The eve gate cut them off and they settled on the island of Ammar right? Then people should speak English if the seed colony that got cut off was British. Or if it wasn’t Brits, then it would be Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Icelandic, Breton, or whatever language the cut off systems spoke. So unless I screwed up the lore, there is no need for a conlang since the characters in universe would just use one that exists in the player’s universe.
I know Neph had been working on consolidating the various bits and pieces of Napanii floating around a while ago, but as far as I’m aware, the work is now orphaned. What’s still around is at https://goo.gl/yGOzXs .
Long before I played the game, there were groups prominent in Intaki RP that had started putting a few basic bits and pieces together.
The usual greetings, and counting to ten, and a few sentences, etc.
When I came along in 2009/2010 I started to look at what existed and extrapolated more from there, breaking down the sentences into constituent words and seeing how it could be expanded, with the introduction of some grammar. I drew heavily from Sanskrit as an inspiration point for the flavour of the language, which seemed to fit Intaki themes quite well.
And then a little later another player, who had also been involved in the Napaani project, reached out to us and immersed himself in Intaki for about 12 months to create what we have today.
It’s telling that he’s a professional linguist in RL.
I’m told that if someone was to pad out the lexicon using the linguistic material and rules provided, Intaki would work as a fully functional conversational language.
One possible reason is just that you are fascinated by language development. In this case, yeah what I said doesn’t really matter even if it is true.
Another possible reason is that you wanted to build a realistic image of the universe’s lore in your mind. You might have thought that a conlag was needed for this. Kind of like how Tolkien realized his elves wouldn’t speak English given their backstory, so he made up a conlang. This was my assumption for your reason of asking about in game conlangs. I was pointing out that given the lore, a conlang isn’t probably unneeded.
I’m not sure how I was spoiling your fun. If you were having fun doing something in-game, keep doing that. If you were having fun doing something with conlangs, just keep thinking about Conlangs.