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History of the Bannish Language

When Bannsled was born, it gave birth to the Bannish language. Banish was and is greatly derived from English. Originally, Bannish was poorly spelled English. Later in 1998, some grammar rules were created. Then, to pluralize a word, a dot was placed after the noun, and to show possesion, a dash was placed after the word. This is currently not still the case.

In 2000, the Bannish alphabet was introduced. It consisted of 36 letters. C, q, and x had been eliminated from the English alphabet, then 13 more characters were added which represented common sounds. Sh, Th, Kw, Ch, St, Re, Er, Ing, Ly, Able, Ed, Tion, Ive were the new letters. For the next few years, this alphabet underwent an evolution process to become what we use today.

Also in 2000, Bannesled's first Acegi was appointed. The Acegi creates and records all new words. She also promotes the use of Bannesled's second official language among Bannish citizens.

In 2002, the alphabet was loaded onto the computer and made into a font that could be downloaded and used by anyone. We now use 30 official letters.

C, q, and X are still removed. Soft Cs have been replaced with Ss and hard Cs have been replaced with Ks. Q has been replaced with the combination of K and W. X is written with EKS. When typing with the Bannish font, KW and EKS will automatically appea when you type Q or X. When typing C, S will automatically appear, and when typing Shift+C, K will automatically appear.

The remaining 7 letters are combination letters. Many have been dropped from the original Bannish and Th, Ch, Sh, St, Ing, Er, and Ed remain. When typing, these letters are accessed by Shift and the appropriate letter. H gives Th. J gives Ch. Z gives Sh. Y gives Ing. W gives Er. Q gived Ed.

Punctuation for the most part still remains the same as English. There is only one difference. In Bannish, people do not need to repeat themselves. When writing by hand, dot is placed above a letter that one wants to repeat, and a bar above a group of letters or words that one wants to be repeated. When typing Bannish, you can place a dot above a letter by Shift + the letter. When typing, you cannot place a bar above text, but it is just as easy to copy and paste.

Today, the language is basically just a code for English. However, as new words and phrases are created, hopefully Bannish will evolve into a free standing Language.