The official language of the Third Imperium.
A distant descendent of Terran English, Anglic was the language of the Rule of Man (-2204 to -1776). The Anglic language remained a common interstellar language for trade and commerce during the Long Night . Its widespread use on the original worlds of the Third Imperium made it a natural selection for the official language when the empire was established.
On many worlds, Anglic is only a second language used for system traffic control, commercial operations, and interstellar communications.
The Imperium has not been able to prevent the emergence of a variety of Anglic dialects. Interstellar communications, holcrystals, and recordings help to spread a uniform pronounciation of Anglic througout the Imperium. Within the Imperium, any Anglic speaker can understand almost any other, but isolated communities on worlds with little contact with the interstellar trade lanes shift their speech patterns to form dialects. Broad areas in the Imperium have established their own pronunciation patterns. Accepted dialects include Rim (which includes Terra ( Sol / Solomani Rim 1827)), Core (in the central region of the Imperium), Riftian (at the spinward frontiers), and Transform (in the Antares region.)
Anglic is sometimes called Galanglic (for Galactic Anglic).
Return to Top of Page
TRAVELLER is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises.
Portions of this material are Copyright ©1977-2006 Far Future Enterprises.