Talk:Lyran Commonwealth

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Merge So Far[edit]

OK, I merged all of the information with that in Lyran Alliance. I think it is better, but take a look for yourselves. Also, if you want to make any changes, feel free. This page is certainly not nearly complete. Lastly, I would ask you refrain from reverting until we have a little feedback. Thank you!--S.gage 20:25, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Official Language(s)[edit]

I just noticed that the languages section of this page was amended recently to show only German as the official language, not German and English. I don't have Touring the Stars, which is cited as the reference for that area of the page (I think) but is German really the only official language of the Commonwealth? BrokenMnemonic 06:52, 9 July 2012 (PDT)

What do you want to imply?— The preceding unsigned comment was provided by ‎ (talkcontribs) .
He was asking for sources for that claim. Really should be going home rather than data-mining, but Handbook: House Steiner pages 18, 76 "The Germanization of the Lyran People" page 116 all indicate German is the official state tongue of the Commonweath.Cyc (talk) 23:36, 20 November 2012 (PST)
I am not quite sure. I read the Handbook passage, that German is maybe the preferred language, but many if not most of the population are talking Star League English. This is backed by the more recent Total Warfare, where Englisch is also listed as official. Harry (talk) 05:15, 21 November 2012 (PST)
If Total Warfare is the more recent source, then I gather that takes precedence. At the very least, whoever amended it originally should've added a citation to help avoid several other people having to dig around for references. I don't have the most recent edition of Total Warfare (I'm still working from an old hard copy) but if you can give me the reference in Total Warfare, I'll dig out the areas Cyc's quoted from Handbook: House Steiner and as the question over on the Ask The Writers forum, and hopefully clear this up. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 07:03, 21 November 2012 (PST)
To muddy the waters yet further, the Lyran alliance page on [1] claims its both German and English and the original House Steiner book makes mention of Standard, which I take to mean Star League English.Cyc (talk) 12:40, 21 November 2012 (PST)