Conlangs

Do you like conlangs, LULZ? Can you speak or understand one? Have you ever tried making one?

  1. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Practical uses of making my own?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Not me, but my brother is balls deep in languages and made up his own with like thirty grammatical cases and its own script
      It's a thing of beauty, he spent like two years on it

      >muh everything in life has to have a practical use
      Be quiet

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Thirty cases holy shit
        Does he know Finnish or Hungarian?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          He has the best memory I’ve seen in anyone and certainly uses it to his advantage in that he’s reasonably conversational in about twenty different languages, one of which happens to be Hungarian. Only problem is he’s somewhat lazy and doesn’t read very much, so his only “fluent” languages are English and Spanish

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Who were you even quoting? It was a simple question

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          No it wasn't.
          You're a cunt.
          Quiet.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Artistic expression?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Weak Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
      Make sentences obligatory use evidentiality affix, and you get the speakers heavily resistant to christian mindvirus, as literally every claim would be marked as "hearsay".

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      My gf and I wanted to make one awhile ago so we could speak privately in public or in the presence of other people

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >so we could speak privately in public
        Just learn Sumerian or Irish Gaelic.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Write a Silmarillion-like scripture, so that the nerds would keep obsessing themselves with minor details, brood over your shit and fill in the gaps should you make any.

      There is already a Quenya translation of the New Testament, for example.
      http://www.uib.no/people/hnohf/nqnt.htm

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically a big motivator for me was so I could write fanfiction while in class without the worry of someone peeking over my shoulder and seeing me write about two characters being mushy.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      the long act of creating a language forces u to learn linguistics. so thats a plus.
      also >practical use
      its like building a gundam or something, admired for its beauty and joy of having making it

      https://i.imgur.com/bydmMcH.png

      Do you like conlangs, LULZ? Can you speak or understand one? Have you ever tried making one?

      toki pona to me personally is very unaesthetic with the sounds, i understand the simplicity that its going for, but thats exactly why the sounds are too 'primitive' and unappealing

  2. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    When I was young I made one up.
    Not really a conlang. More like a random incomplete set of words and symbols I kept on forgetting about except for, like two letters and one word that stayed pretty consistent. And the grammar was English of course. lol.

  3. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I want to see an experiment where a child is solely taught a really simple coolang like toki pona and see how messed up they end up, but on the other hand it seems slightly immoral so I can't ever really pursue it

  4. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Used to speak nadsat as a nadsat

  5. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I would like to create a conlang for poetry (i.e. it would have pitch accent, vowel length that changes meaning, highly malleable word order, as many aspects and moods as possible, etc) but it would be impossible to make something that works and to become fluent in it enough to make poetry and Homeric Greek literally does the exact same thing anyway

  6. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I want to invent a language and write a manuscript (yes, specifically a manuscript) in it to leave for future generations of scholars to try to decipher

  7. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I wanted to, and kinda still want to somewhat. The only problem is the only time I get motivated enough is when I'm hypomanic so it never gets done lmao. My original plan was a language for a D&D homebrew race of anthropomorphic rabbits I made back in high school. I don't really care about the race anymore but I thought the language such creatures speak could be fun.

  8. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm trying to make my first conlang. It's damn overwhelming. I wrote down a few steps because I'm autistic and enjoy having a method for everything I do, but even then it still feels extremely complicated.
    1) Determine the phonetic inventory using the IPA.
    2) How are syllables formed? Are there any sounds that can't be in a particular place in the word, or that can only be in a particular place? Can certain sounds or letters only be followed by certain others? Is the amount of syllables that can be formed limited, like in Japanese for example?
    3) Basic grammar and syntax. Gender, number, cases, etc. Verb tenses and moods. Word order.
    4) Build a basic lexicon with very simple and elemental terms, like those in the Swadesh list or similar. [this is where I currently am]
    5) Develop through translation exercises. Invent systems as the need for them arises and make up new words etymologically related to the base ones. Write progressively more complex texts in the language until satisfied.
    Doesn't help that I'm only fluent in English and Spanish, and the only language I understand on a technical level is Latin (albeit it's a very basic understanding, I never got too far in the language and haven't practiced in months). I'm trying to make my conlang as simple and barebones as possible, as a bit of practice. I also aim to become a bit more proficient in at least one or two more languages, preferrably at least one non-IE so it's as grammatically different from what I know as possible.

  9. 6 days ago
    allah pbuh

    blessed is the quran

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