Antarctic is the official language of Independent Antarctica, and is spoken by almost the entire population. It is nearly unique among Romance languages in that it still maintains the neuter gender, as well as noun inflection. Antarctic is usually considered the hardest Romance Language to learn, as it has a very complicated grammar.
Antarctic is written with an Latin based alphabet of twenty-four letters: six vowels and sixteen consonants. This alphabet consists of all the basic letters of the standard Roman script excepting ''w'', ''q'' and ''c''.
It also contains the special character ''ñ''.
Thusly, the Antarctic alphabet looks like this:
A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, Ñ, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, X, Y, Z
Antarctic is almost entirely phonetic in its spelling.
The one thing which is not denoted in the orthography is palatalization. This particular phonetic feature is somewhat dialectical, although the standard language, based on the speech of Pax also contains this feature to some degree. In the evolution of the standard, northern dialects of Antarctic, palatalization before vowels took place somewhat irregularly. As a result, all irregular palatalization in the standard language is denoted in the written word. However, divergent dialects, particularly the speech of Antarcticans from the south of the country, often contains more or different palatalization than the standard.