Anglic n.

a future language descended from Modern English


  • 1950 P. Anderson & G. Dickson Trespass! in Fantastic Stories Quarterly Spring 133/2 page image Poul Anderson Gordon R. Dickson bibliography

    I be—are—am trying to talkest archaic Anglic—Englishk—for the benefit of the Dark Age mind.

  • 1952 P. Anderson Star Plunderer in Planet Stories Sept. 58/2 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    A barbarian who spoke some Anglic bellowed at us to strip.

  • 1953 ‘J. Loxmith’ Thou Good & Faithful in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 40/2 page image John Brunner bibliography

    He held it there a couple of minutes, and then flay me if he didn’t start to talk Anglic!

  • 1960 P. Anderson Plague of Masters in Fantastic Dec. 10/2 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    He regarded Flandry for several seconds before speaking, in archaic and thickly accented Anglic: ‘Welcome to Unan Besar.’

  • 1980 R. S. McEnroe Skinner in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 148 page image Richard S. McEnroe bibliography

    Muttering to herself in a steady monologue of Pushti, with an occasional Anglic ‘sonofabitch’ thrown in.

  • 1994 J. Meaney Parallax Transform in Interzone Nov. 9/1 page image John Meaney bibliography

    ‘We're halfway through a game,’ he said, slipping into standard Anglic.

  • 2016 J. P. Kelly One Sister, Two Sisters, Three in Clarkesworld (#121) Oct. 16 James Patrick Kelly bibliography

    The minder sputtered something in Anglic. ‘Please—we’re guests on their world.’ The tourist scowled at her. ‘Let’s speak their language.’

Research requirements

antedating 1950

Earliest cite

Poul Anderson

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2016 cite from James Patrick Kelly in Clarkesworld.

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