Tag Archives: Constructed Language

The Sheep and the Horses

(This post first appeared on my Patreon.) I’m thinking about an epic fantasy story. It’ll have ghosts, but ALSO, I want to make a dialect continuum.  This is how a dialect continuum works: start out at, say, Lisbon, and travel … Continue reading

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A Thracian quote

Ve na dorre pont ăn na terrpe. Skărrkes ko roffes. Nerrai ko spelles ao. Ssonke ko lărra. Ve lide mănno ta ve santo dizammass. “To us is given all that we need. Silvers and swords. Men and their words. Blood … Continue reading

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Vassian language

(Note: In accordance with Vassian culture and tradition, Vassian words in this article are not to be embedded in English sentences.) Vassian( /ˈvəsijən, ˈvas-, ˈvæs- / also Vessian, Bessian, The Good Language, The Trustee Language (religious/traditional), and The Crypt Language (dated); … Continue reading

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A Thracian Saying

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A Thracian Saying

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A Thracian Curse

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Cursive Cuneiform

Iiše tuuneetaššuiilefa Šiiuenašušuan parunašušuan Ḫunašušuan oommueetaššuan. Iišee tuuneetaššuuaniilefa Oomiinnašuušše faḫunašuun Ameetauan. If you heed me, waters and grains and houses you will enjoy. If you do not heed me, Your lands to ashes I will burn. — The Pataḫai Ḫuḫa … Continue reading

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Thracian Translations

Here are three of the four Thracian inscriptions. I translated two of them differently from the official translations, and of course there’s a lot I’m assuming. Question marks show stuff I’m really not sure about. What do you think? SEG … Continue reading

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Thracian sound shifts

The fun part of writing my cave-Thracian story is of course getting the chance to reconstruct the Thracian language. I poured through word lists, looked up cognates, shook, stirred, and here’s what crystallized. Proto-Indo European > Thracian (examples) Notes *bʰ > b (*bʰébʰrus > berbrus “beaver”, *bʰuǵ … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver

So, I’m starting a new book… The Thracians were an ancient people who lived in various places on the Balkans north of Greece, and spoke a language that was (maybe) distantly related to Albanian, the Balto-Slavic languages, and Greek. They … Continue reading

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