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Hávamál 93-95

by Geckat in Conlangs, Fonts and Keyboard Layouts, Major, Site

I finally decided (tentatively) on a text to translate.  It has a couple different persons, some neat moods and reflexivity, various places for case or adpositions to be applied, and a little aspect (but no tense).  It also happens to just be a really nice few verses.

I’ve gone ahead and translated it, and then also typed it out in the latest version of the Sehali script.



New Title!

by Geckat in Conlangs, Minor, Site

Except not!  It’s pronounced the same, I just decided I really don’t like /ɕ/ as a distinctive phoneme in Taðýric.  It’s just too noisy, so instead I’m having it only appear in palatalizing environments (ie before /i/).  Fun with phonotactics.



by Geckat in Conlangs, Major, Site

After several years of working on Mésylþo, I have decided to scrap it in favour of working on a similarly inspired but new project called Taðýric. The reason I did this was the decision that to make a language beautiful it must be natural-sounding and not just contain the elements that I find pleasing.

Taðýric’s morphology is largely the same as Mésylþo’s, but its morphemes are influenced by a relatively new phonology, particularly new phonotactics. Most importantly, plosives have been added, and more consonant clusters recognized. I’ve also added a standard for diphthongization in morpheme combining that should allow for the language to remain quite regular without compromising for strange combinations of vowels at morpheme boundaries despite the language’s large and relatively free vowel inventory.

Due to Mésylþo’s death, this site has been renamed in Taðýric, with the same meaning as it had previously. The pronunciation is [ˈɕaːʁataˌðyːʁɛθ], for those interested, and the meaning… well, I’ll leave the translation to you.



Šurá Vórra!

by Geckat in Site

That is, at this point in time, “Hello World!” in Mésylþo — my earliest remaining conlang which, as do all languages, remains a work in progress.

This is my first post here, and I imagine posts from here on in will be thoughts of mine on language and language creation, or else large updates on relevant things I am working on, but since the relevant thing I am working on is this site, this post will be the exception.

As of now, the website is operational, as is the MediaWiki page that I will use to house everything related to my languages in development.  I do not believe in writing things that are not published, so everything from my grammars to my dictionaries to samples of writing and speech will be there, as well as downloads for fonts and keyboard layouts I have created for use with the languages.

Also as of the time of this writing, I have mostly tapered off working on the grammar for my latest conlang, Asuran, made for a pre-existing culture created by a third party and using a unique and troublesome mathematical element to its morphology, as well as an alphabet, inspired by the Phoenician alphabet. The Asuran project has been quite the merge of originality and unoriginality for me, and the interest in it that remained right up until people saw the “quantimorphology” section was fun.

I look forward to using this page to finally start documenting my hobby and passion, and perhaps inspire one or two other creative linguists somewhere in the world.