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Word building philology(language making)

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  • #144596
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    Anybody interested in helping me in trying to make a historical language for a story?

    #144597
    Erynne
    @erynne

    Hi @crazywriter !

    I would be willing to help if you’d like. I’ve never done it for a book but my cousin and I have a secret langue we’ve used for like 6 years lol

    I also love learning about historical languages and my goal is to me day know like 50 different languages.

    Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you ever know who would love the person you hide.

    #144599
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    Thanks! I guess the one I’m working on is meant to flow off the tongue and sound….how do i say this- silver-y. Smooth I guess. I admit I’m influenced by Tolkien a ton so it may be influenced in style by sindarin elvish, but I will webs what I have soon

    #144600
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    Send. Spellcheck continues it’s plaguing of me

    #144605
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    @crazywriter

    I’d love to help! I’m actually creating four different languages for my WIP right now, so I’ve got experience. I love creating grammar too – I think I’m influenced by how obnoxiously random English is and so it’s fun being able to create a system that actually makes sense. 🙂

    "The light perceives the very heart of the darkness." -Haldir

    #144624
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    So after toiling for approximately the better part of a week, I have come up with the grand total of nine words, which translate out to key words in our English grammar.

    Escalas- Blinding, brilliant light. Indescribable glory, irresistible beauty, awe inspiring greatness

    Narcimus- Death, that which takes life, when I think of this word, I get the picture of a cold grey courtyard which tombstones in it, I guess the feeling of gnawing emptiness

    Estubil- peace, a feeling of rest, contentment

    Alryell- battlefield courage, the strength and will that overcomes fear, and demands nobility in crisis, to beleive in something so strongly that you would die for it

     

     

    Ayrendel- majesty, kingship, honor, describing a ruler or position of prestige, title of leader of a nation

     

    Nasriel-mountains

     

    Estenros-hero, warrior, mighty soldier

     

    Messimar- ancient times, days of yore, beginning

     

    Eskar-love, the essence of sacrifice

    #144625
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    I’ll follow these up with pronunciation guide soon

    #144637
    Erynne
    @erynne

    I’ll be honest I am not a LOTR fan so I’ll think you’re genius no matter what you use XD

    Just let me know how I can help!

    Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you ever know who would love the person you hide.

    #144639
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    @crazywriter

    Have you thought up any grammar rules yet, Crazywriter? Or are you just kinda coming up with awesome sounding words like those ones to start with?

    "The light perceives the very heart of the darkness." -Haldir

    #144640
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    So I have, and I am no philologist, but I guess what I’m doing with the language is trying to find major grammatical pieces, and to get the bulk of nouns, and adjectives made, and then actually get into the more complicated stuff, but I do have one thing. The sentence structure.

    the sentence structure, which is conducive to shorter sentences is, Noun, Adjective, Verb. It gets sticky when we come to sentences with compound nouns or verbs, but I’m trying to stray from those at the moment

     

    any advice is appreciated

    #144644
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    That sounds awesome! I definitely want to hear more about your grammar structures and things like that before I start adding advice and things, but I think that sounds cool! I will need to contemplate this for a bit before I start telling you to improve something. Oftentimes, things like this are better left as they are lol.

    "The light perceives the very heart of the darkness." -Haldir

    #144647
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    Yeah well I’ll be sure to keep you updated

    #144653
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    Cool

    "The light perceives the very heart of the darkness." -Haldir

    #144655
    Erynne
    @erynne

    So I understand everything except I have the same question as @denali-christianson are you just making up cool sounding words? Or do you have like a system you’re using?

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Erynne.

    Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you ever know who would love the person you hide.

    #144663
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    That’s kind of why I need help because I’m at a loss of what a system should look like. I guess I don’t intend to make this a language that is grammatically perfect, I just need it to be good enough for my purposes.

    what system would I use? Enlighten me friends:)

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