Common Language


Common is the official and main working language of the New World Order (NWO). The NWO is the dominant governmental authority in the world today, claiming to be the sole, rightful global sovereignty. Common is the first language of about 800 million people, or approximately 11% of the global population, and is estimated to have approximately 4.5 billion second language speakers.

The language is always referred to as "Common" when speaking about it in English, and the name of the language is similarly translated when referring to it in other languages. The native name is 'na Xafen zisse' ('the Common language') or just 'na Xafen' (Common), pronounced SHAH-vain (/na 'ʃa.ven/).

Common is a constructed language. The New World Order plans to officially celebrate its centennial in 2122. It was invented for use on an early 21st century television show, became associated with the Globalist movement where it was used as a code language, and then began a new life as a global lingua franca when the globalists achieved ascendancy.

The purpose of this site is to provide visitors with an overview of the language that includes social and historical aspects as well as details about its phonology, grammar and vocabulary. Our focus will be on the official, 'best' dialect, or High Common. High Common has roughly the same role in NWO society as BBC English has in ours, as 'unaccented' speech or the type of speech careful speakers aspire to.

You may notice that the interlinear glosses used in the examples throughout this site adhere to slightly peculiar conventions - see the article on Glossing Conventions for Common for more details.

Finally, we have added an article to tell you a little more about us and about learning to speak Common.

More Information

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For more information about Common and the New World Order, you may email Trafalgar.

Key Articles

  • Introduction to Common
    A basic introduction to the history, social structure and general linguistic typology of the Common language.

  • Phonology and Orthography
    An exploration of the sound system, word formation patterns and writing system of Common.

  • Syntax and Grammatical Concepts
    An overview over the grammatical categories, sentence structure and design philosophy of Common.

  • Verbs
    A general overview of  the fundamental grammar of verbs in Common, including the classes and auxiliary conjugations.

  • Nouns and Pronouns
    A general overview of the articles of Common, which double as pronouns and are mandatory for all nouns. The declensions are shown and relative and interrogative pronouns introduced.

  • History of Common
    A look at the timeline of the Common language and the major phases of its development.

  • Modifiers for Nouns
    A discussion of the basic mechanics of modifiers applied to nouns.

  • Modifiers for Verbs (Adverbials)
    A basic discussion on modifiers for verbs, or adverbial expression.

  • Modifiers for Modifiers
    Introduces the topic of tight and loose binding in modifiers, and rounds out the discussion of modifiers.

  • Conjunctions
    Discusses the internal/edge conjunction distinction and introduces the basic conjunctions.

  • Derivational Morphology and Word Building
    A general discussion of the most common derivational affixes of Common and the general word building strategies.

  • Colloquial High Common
    A collection of notes on colloquial usages in the High Common dialect.