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Latvian (lexicon size 705,000, selection August 2012) The Latvian language is one of the Baltic languages (see Lithuanian). The orthography is based on the Latin al- phabet with diacritic marks, including <ņ>, <ķ>, <ģ>, <ļ>.

Polish (lexicon size 1.9 million, selection December 2013) The Polish language is a West Slavic language spoken by approximately 42 million speakers. It is written in the Latin alphabet with diacritic marks and special characters: ł, Ł, ż, Ż.

Frisian (lexicon size 295,000, selection July 2009) The Frisian language is spoken by approximately 300,000 speakers in the Dutch province of Friesland. It has been standardized thanks to the efforts of the Fryske Akademy. It is distinct from East and North Frisian dialects in Northern Germany.

Galician (lexicon size 245,000, selection July 2010) The Galician language is now spoken in Spanish Galicia, situated north of Portugal. It is a Romance language related to Portuguese. Spelling according “Dicionário da língua galega, Sotelo Blanco”.

Hungarian (lexicon size over 5 million words, selection December 2009) The Hungarian language belongs to the Uralic family of languages. It is the official language of Hungary. There is a weak relation to the Finno-Ugric languages. The orthography includes characters with the Hungarumlaut: <ő>, <ű>.

Czech (lexicon size 1695,000, selection July 2011) The Czech language is a West Slavic language. The orthography is based on the Latin alphabet, including diacrit- ics: <č>, <ď>, <ě>, <ů>, <ž>.

Upper Sorbian (lexicon size 600,000, selection January 2009) The Upper-Sorbian language is a West Slavic language. The orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. Upper and Lower Sorbian is spoken in the South Eastern section of the former German Democratic Republic. Spelling agrees with Hornjoserbskeje rěčneje komisje hač do junija 2005. visit download page

Maltese (lexicon size 845,000, selection January 2006) The Maltese language is a Semitic language written in the Latin alphabet, including <ċ> <ħ> <ġ> and <ż>, or- thography according to Joseph Aquilina (1987/1990). The speller includes checks for proper use of assimilations of the article.

New Greek (lexicon size 750,000, selection September 2009) The Greek characters α, β, γ, .... to ω have been used for millenniums. We do not know how Ancient Greek was pronounced, but modern Greek certainly is different. It now uses only a limited number of accents and diaereses.

Occitan (lexicon size 250,000, Selection August 2007) Also known as Languedoc, is the original language spoken by the troubadours and Cathars in the South of France. The reconstruction of the language is based on the work of Loís Alibèrt (2000).

Esperanto (lexicon size 300,000, selection August 2003) Esperanto is an artificial language, introduced by Dr. Lazaro Ludoviko Zamenhof. The language is based on sev- eral Indo-European languages. Typical for Esperanto are the characters <ĉ>, < ĝ>, <ĥ>, <ĵ>, <ŝ> and <ŭ>.

Turkish (lexicon size 1,680,000, selection November 2008)

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