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Tipi from outside of Tuta

I finished The Centuries Unlimited this week, so you’re getting some conlanging! This project’s goal was simple: derive the tenses (and voices and aspects) of verbs from prepositions. For example, the epic poem   Tipi-kan-tan-Tuta (Tipi from outside of Tuta) has … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (3)

(start, previous) And thus Obedient Ptahh built of cedar wood a boat and caused it to be loaded with things. (He) caused it to be loaded with the grain(1) and the date. (He) caused it to be loaded with the sheep … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (2)

(previous stanza) To Knowing Ptahh(1), Merciful Shamaak sent(2) an ibis. And the ibis told him, “Perfectly thou art formed, Former, the only one (who is thus). Therefore, only thou wilt survive the coming flood(3). Thou wilt live, Ptahh, thou Builder with … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (1)

I had a very rough week, and you know what that means! Conlanging! This week, it’s finally time for the next chapter in the Saharan Seas Story. We followed the Hurrians from their homeland in Anatolia down to the Nile … Continue reading

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My Little Pony

You might remember last week when I made up a language for My Little Pony. The process taught me a lot, but what matters is I got a pretty good grammar and lexicon for the Proto-Pony language. In any case, … Continue reading

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How to make a conlang

You might remember last week when I made up a language for My Little Pony. The process taught me a lot – I think I have A Method now for quick-and-easy language creation. Note that I haven’t actually done this yet, … Continue reading

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The Duties to the Gods of Pto’a

Tonun-uva Shyamuga kozana, maanun kromma huttun-osha amaanna. Khrhaashora ‘on wamanokha-nash shkaf-nash ‘on om’an-natosha ‘on Hagopa-na-natosha­ an ‘on mula-tosha ‘on Hunabura-natosha. If we are to obey Beautiful Shyamuga(1), we build temples to pray (in) them. Only the lazy ones flee toward … Continue reading

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Securing Emergent Thrive-ity

I was thinking about the political system of the “Present day” (2145) in The Centuries Unlimited, and also about the ways I have the English language evolving in the next ~140 years (fast+weird). The result is the following: Far’s via … Continue reading

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“The Algonquin Alphabet”

Nothing, just reading The Years of Rice and Salt. The book mentions a poster written in the three international languages of “Chinese, Arabic, and Algonquin.” And I was like “what the hell does written Algonquin look like?” In real life, … Continue reading

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The Hurrian states on the Nile

  “Iishe toon-eetasshuiilefa, shiiwe-nashusshuan por–nashusshuan hhoo’-nashusshuan oomm-eetasshuan. Iishe toon–eetasshuwan’iilefa, oomiin–nashusshe forh’–nashunn’ am–eetauan.” /i:ʃe to:ne:taʃ:əi:lefa ʃi:wenaʃəʃ:əan pornaʃəʃ:əan ħo:ʔnaʃəʃ:əan o:m:e:taʃ:əan i:ʃe to:ne:taʃ:əwanʔi:lefa o:mi:nnaʃəʃ:e foʁʔnaʃən:ʔ ame:taəan/ (I-abs learn-will-you-if, water-pl-erg-your-and corn-pl-erg-your-and house-pl-erg-your-and enjoy-will-you-and. I-abs learn-will-you-not-if, land-pl-erg-your dust-pl-erg-as burn-will-I-and.) “If you heed me, you will enjoy waters … Continue reading

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