The Romaji language is a dialect of Japanese used by the Nekoketsueki people. The main distinction between traditional japanese and the romaji language is the characters used to write words; traditional Japanese uses multitudes of symbols, such as hiragana and kanji, while Romaji uses the latin alphabet to write it's words.
The original Neko Clan used the traditional Japanese character set exclusively in it's origin area of Neo-Japan. As the Neko Clan expanded, conquering territories that traditionally used latin text to write their language, the Neko Clan began to use latin characters to teach the conquered peoples to speak and write Japanese.
First Nationalist NekoketsuekiEdit
By 2180 Romaji was known by nearly everyone in the Nekoketsueki Nation, while only about 28% knew the traditional Japanese symbols (most of whom lived in the Neo-Japan Peninsula). While the Neko Clan planned on Romaji being a teaching tool, after 25 years of it's use it became the de facto form of communication for Neko government officials from Neo-Japan, who needed to write the indigenous people of the area with Romaji. In 2197 the Nekoketsueki Nation officially adopted Romaji as it's used form of writing, delegating other symbols for ceremonial use only.
The Olden Empire PeriodEdit
When the Imperialists took power the Romaji system of writing was viewed as impure, and as a dumbing down of the language for the use of non-japanese speakers. Romaji was banned from use; signs with Romaji were destroyed, monuments were defaced, and all government documents were written in traditional characters. Romaji became underground only, used by people on the outskirts of the Empire, in private at the homes of people who grew up using Romaji, and Nationalist Rebels.
After the Olden Empire collapsed after the Second Neko Civil War, Romaji once again became the official language of the Nekoketsueki Nation. Certain areas did adopt traditional characters, often where Imperial sentiment was present, such as secluded towns, and later, in remote villages on Mercury.