Hmmmm…impressive. I like how you put forth language examples including translation for the languages into English.
As a amateur historian, I feel like I have to ask: are these languages historically accurate enough to properly represent Burgundians, Sicilians, Goths, and Huns?
I am no linguist expert…but from the videos it would seem that you get the language correct for Burgundian and Sicilian, but I do wonder if you are correct for the Gothic language and the Hunnic (Chuvash) language?
Such as, for the latter: did the Huns actually speak a dialect similar to the Turkic Chuvash language? Do you have history academic resources to prove that the Huns did speak Chuvash (or at least a close relative of it)? Chuvash language - Wikipedia
Also: do you agree with the current voice lines for the Burgundians and the Sicilians as they are right now?
I haven’t created those dialogue lists nor the language videos. I just wanted to showcase that FE could change the civ dialogue if they wanted.
The reason to pick Chuvash for Huns is that Attila the Hun in Civilization 5 used this as dialogue. Historians as far as I know are not really sure what the Huns actually were from an ethnic POV , but reusing the Mongolian dialogue feels kinda lazy. I guess they either spoke a Mongolic, Turkic or Yenisean language. Which one exactly will probably be forever unknown. I’d just take one which hasn’t been already used in the game and belongs to one of those language families, though probably not one of the Yenisean language because Ket and Yugh is basically dead right now.
I kinda like them. Though it feels weird to have Italians speaking Latin while we have Sicilians speaking Italian with a Sicilian dialect. Considering my Native language is French, I have the feeling that I understand almost all new unit lines which can get kinda annoying after a while XD
I wonder if the Burgundians are speaking either Franco-Provençal/Arpitan or Walloon? The Flemish Militia need to speak Flemish Dutch after converting from the Flemish Revolution tech. Is there anyway to have a female-specific unit model for Flemish Militia? Currently, the only way to distinguish male and female is clicking on individual units, where females only have villager lines & males have military ones.
There are many Turkic tribes around eurassia and many of Hunnic tribe leaders name such as Attila , Munchuk etc. very common names that are used in Khazakhistan,Tataristan and modern Turkey (Turkic civs) . Probably Huns were of Turkish and Mongol mix origin or something like that.
Fair enough. For me though, I think changing the Huns’ architecture style is more important than changing their voice lines from the Mongolian voice lines to something else, like Chuvash. I dislike that the Huns look like they are using Medieval German buildings (buildings that look more of the late Medieval Ages rather than the late-Ancient-Dark Ages-early Medieval period that the Huns and the Goths were a part in. I want the Huns to have a “ruined building” architecture style)
As a history geek, it is a little annoying that Byzantines speaks Latin instead of Greek. They adapted Greek as their official language in r. 610-641 (according to Wiki). Also, Byzantines influenced the Bulgarians and other Slavic civilizations to become Orthodox Christians. If I recall correctly, the Byzantines were the first Orthodox Christians. Thus, it is not a very historically accurate fact that they have a Catholic church.
Finally, very nice work with the Gothic! Impressive! Keep it up!!!