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The Princess and the Eremite

“They cry out for their Garlander: The Princess. She hopes to ably aid their need. She knows she must with heavy heart depart what she has always known, moreover fleeing through the Wood through which her people fled, rescue her … Continue reading

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Trolls-ish

I have watched the Trolls movie so many times, you guys… Help me Uh, I mean, ahem! <in universe voice> Trollish (Silampampsun Gi’impsun, Gi’impsun, Impish, or Turxulsun (archaic) ) is the language of the Troll People of the Melean Mountain Range. In its standard dialect, centered … Continue reading

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Non-Pulomic English

exxos-von-steamboldt: English needs more non-pulmonic consonants. Me: Challenge accepted! Let’s start with ejectives. I’ve noticed people hypercorrecting intervocalic voicing and devoicing all voiced stops (dim> /tɪm/ and spider > /spaɪtɚ/ ) how then to disambiguate voiceless stops (and prevent the fusion … Continue reading

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Speech of the Sahara Sea

  Remember the Peoples of the Sahara Seas? Well, the original creator of the Sahara Seas map, Sean McNight, liked it! “Good job,” he said. Or words to that effect. Anyway that’s all the encouragement I need to go further! The last … Continue reading

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The Peoples of the Saharan Seas

Just like Cody of AlternateHistoryHub, I was blown away by Sean McNight‘s map of the “Seas of the Sahara.” Sean’s map is about a future geoengineering project, and Cody’s scenario begins 7,000 years ago, but mine goes back further. Say hello to Y-DNA … Continue reading

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The Thitherlands

Japanese is great! Today I was talking with my teacher about the word yo (世). In general, it means “world” as in yo no naka ni wa iro-iro na ningen ga histyou da (世の中にはいろいろな人間が必要だ, or “in this world, you need different sorts … Continue reading

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Fantasy Spelling

Today I’m thinking about spelling rules. English spelling rules are nasty, and experts like David Peterson say (with good reason) we shouldn’t try to mimic them in our constructed languages. Instead, we should use the general international spelling rules (a … Continue reading

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The History of Niwyowid

proto-Niwyowid (PNV) Xe eisi yi zuha vei yi xe yi skyay avan eyii tyi exi. /ɣe eˈihi dzi ˈzɯha ˈvei dzi ɣe dzi skjaj ˈavan eˈjii ci ˈeɣi/ “And stood his hat holding he and his wet face turned to the wind” … Continue reading

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Talking to aliens

Okay, here’s an idea. Not very fully baked yet. Imagine I’m talking about fishing with some alien friends, and I want to say that I’m glad my friends invited me to this interesting conversation about fishing. What I actually say … Continue reading

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How would English language develop in an apocalypse?

(in answer to this question on Stack Exchange) Oh my goodness what a lovely road you have in front of you! First of all, there’s no right way to construct your future language, just ways that are more or less … Continue reading

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