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Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« on: September 13, 2016, 09:19:03 am »
What the title says.

I am in the process of creating one for my alien species. Here is an example:
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 09:59:41 am »
Yea ages a go but it was just random symbols
For cats to speak
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 10:06:02 am »
Yea ages a go but it was just random symbols
For cats to speak
Were they Warrior cats by any chance??
I had a language for my warrior cats clan which is why I ask :fox-:P: it was random symbols like starts and hearts and stuff, I don't really remember it though
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 10:55:51 am »
Yea ages a go but it was just random symbols
For cats to speak
Were they Warrior cats by any chance??
I had a language for my warrior cats clan which is why I ask :fox-:P: it was random symbols like starts and hearts and stuff, I don't really remember it though
I think it was slightly before I got into warrior cats XD
I was however a fan of those books XP
I even made two fan characters, not that I really used them
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 11:27:36 am »
I did! I actually got pretty far too! I took a bunch of nice phonetic samples and made an alphabet (based loosely off of the Aurebesh alphabet from Star Wars) and even started making a basic vocabulary! I'd really like to finish it...
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2016, 12:45:35 pm »
I did! I actually got pretty far too! I took a bunch of nice phonetic samples and made an alphabet (based loosely off of the Aurebesh alphabet from Star Wars) and even started making a basic vocabulary! I'd really like to finish it...
Cool!

Mine KINDA has an alphabet, but it's only used for the left half of characters. The right half is a determinative that tells the general meaning.
For example, the word for "gold" (kakin) and the word for silver (ungkin) both end in the determinative "kin", which is used for metals and money. The sounds at the beginning specify what exactly it is about metals or money that is meant. Another example is sun/day (atiki) and moon/month (ukiki), both dealing with time and heavenly bodies. Although the determinative is different for the two (tiki vs. kiki), it is very similar. Almost always they match entirely however.

The one I posted above is read "pungtapuin", where "pungta" is the name of a place, and "puin" lets us know that it IS the name of a place, specifically a town or city. It is the hometown of my OC, Yuki (whose name, by the way, is actually "ang uki kapu". Names are weird in that the determinative, while it exists in writing, lacks a sound, so is effectively silent. Ang is the surname, which comes first, and Uki is the given name, which is second. Kapu is a title, given to anyone from the family of a former ruler. One of Yuki's ancestors was once a ruler, so Yuki has this title.)
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 10:00:26 pm »
I haven't ever attempted to create my own language however, I at one point had the idea to. I was wanting to create a language based on Latin at the time because I've admired Latin as a language ever since I first heard of it. Despite this, I do actually know some languages that were created by ordinary people. Esperanto is an international auxilary language created by Polish eye doctor L.L. Zamenhof. Esperanto is based on Latin and the Germanic lanuages and is spoken by over over 10,000,000 people, according to some estimations, worldwide. Lapine is another constructed language, but it was created on a far less serious scale compared to Esparnto and the other constructed languages. Lapine is the fictional language of rabbits in Watership Down by Richard Adams. Lapine is based somewhat on Arabic, but has no true origin. Some Lapine words are "Frith" ("sun"), "Inlé" ("moon"), and "Hrair" ("a lot", which is any number greater than four).
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 10:02:55 pm »
I am!
Ooh, it's a combination of hieroglyphics and an alphabet.

It's for a story i'm making, and it involves real life symbols and what- modified, of course, to fit in a post apoc. setting!
Like, looong after said apocalypse.
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 09:51:48 am »
I have although it is not really a language it's a cryptographic  language
here's an example 8 5 12 12 15 - 23 15 18 12 4
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 12:08:10 pm »
I have although it is not really a language it's a cryptographic  language
here's an example 8 5 12 12 15 - 23 15 18 12 4
Ah, cryptography! (That says HELLO WORLD, right?)
You'll never break this one:
54-40-44-25-30
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2016, 12:11:33 pm »
I have although it is not really a language it's a cryptographic  language
here's an example 8 5 12 12 15 - 23 15 18 12 4
Ah, cryptography! (That says HELLO WORLD, right?)
You'll never break this one:
54-40-44-25-30
Yea I won't be able to solve that one, and yea it say's hello world
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2016, 06:45:37 pm »
Says "YOSHI" x3

Here's the code:
012345
6789AB
CDEFGH
IJKLMN
OPQRST
UVWXYZ

The first digit is the column, the second digit is the row, from 0 to 5.
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2016, 09:03:00 pm »
We made something like this a long time ago. It was only a writing system made of symbols, no real pronunciation...
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 04:18:50 pm »
Yeah but it was just English backwards. Me and my friend were lazy.
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Re: Has anyone ever tried to make a language?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2017, 05:46:06 pm »
Yes. I'm trying to make the next Esperanto. Long live the universal language. English is just too difficult all the way around.
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