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Subject: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/21/06 at 1:10 am

I'm creating my own language, would anyone be interesting in helping? What do you is combine word roots together to create words (sometimes you have to be creative: for instance "anger/passion" is fire + emotion).

The roots are far from done.


These are the primary roots:

Elementals:

Fire: ar-
Water: La-
Air: Im-
Ice: Ya-
Earth: Li-
Rock: Ti-

Pronouns:

Me: An-
You: Un-
Them: Op-
Us/We: Ep-
Him: Am-
Her: Em-

Naturals:

Animal: Re-
Plant: Fe-
Disease/Death: Er-
Life: Ar-
Cycle: Ki-

Contexts:

Emotion: -ter
Thing/Object: -uci
Thought: -der
Concept/Verb: -lim

Measures:

Big: -ey
Small: -ay


This is a start for the words of the language.

Words:

Geography:

Star: Imar (air-fire)
Lake/Ocean: Eyla (big water)
River: Kila (moving water)
Continent: Eyli (big earth)
Island: Ayli (small earth)
Forest: Eyfie (big plant collection)
Mountain: Uhli (tall earth)
Atmosphere: Imil (The Air)
Glacier: Yali (Ice-land)
World/Universe: Uh

People:

Me: An
You: Un
Them: Op (group: opi)
Us/We: Ep (group: epi)
Him/He: Am
Her/She: Em
Man: Amey
Boy: Amay
Woman: Emey
Girl: Emay
Person: Di
Friend: Ladi (water/cool + person)
Relative: Lidi (same earth + person)
Child/Servant/Subject: Aydi (son: Amaydi, daughter: Emaydi)
Parent/Leader/Master: Eydi (father/chief/king: Ameydi, mother/queen/chiefess: Emeydi)


Nature:

Bear/Large Carnivore: Arey (big fire animal)
Wolf/Dog/Medium Carnivore: Aray (small fire animal)
Cat/Weasel/Small Carnivore: Araye (very small fire animal)
Rodent/Small Herbivore: Liayre (small earth animal)
Four-Legged Herbivore: Lieyre (large earth animal)
Bird: Imre (air animal)
Fish: Larey (water animal)
Reptile/Amphibian: Imularey (air and water animal)
Tree: Fey (large plant)
Plant: Fay (small plant)

Concepts/Abstract/Verb:

Do: Ponlim (do + concept) - derivatives Pon (hand, Poni arm)
See/Experience: Tinlim (see + concept) - derivatives Tun (eyelid)
Tell/Speak/Order: Rinlim (tell + concept) - derivatives Rins (mouth)
Walk: Kalim (cycle + concept) - derivatives Kaylim (leg), Kalimey (run/jog)
Know: Tuci (know + concept) - derivatives Tuyci (Head), Tucim (smart), Tucimay (stupid)
Feel: Ter (emotion)
Anger/Passion: Arter (fire + emotion) - derivatives Ater (heart/core)
Sadness: Yater (ice + emotion) - derivatives Kater (eye)
Happiness/Humor: Imter (air + emotion) - derivatives Inter (joke), Emter (smile)
Think/Imagine: Der (thought)
Die: Era - derivatives Eram (date of death)
Disease: Erum - derivatives Yerum (medicine)
Live: Kim - derivatives Kimo (life)
Continue: Kig - derivatives Kigi (valiance/bravery/endurance), Kag (thrive)






Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: whistledog on 05/21/06 at 1:32 am

I think you've been roundhouse kicked by Beth a few too many times ;D

Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/06 at 5:24 am

Why create a new language when English will suffice?

Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/21/06 at 8:09 am

Is this a fantasy language for your Bear Kingdom?  ;)

I sort of created a language for my fantasy world, but not as detailed as that.

Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Ripp on 05/21/06 at 10:59 am

That sounds a cool idea! Thing is with me when it comes to language I do the simplest of simple.

Large: Egral
For example.

But I'll try and help!

Er...would An Imter mean "I'm happy"...sort of?
...

Hmm.

I dunno what else to add really. Just tell me and I'll try and help!

Hold a mo, no COLOURS!!!!

Here's the primary and secondary:

Red: -be
Blue: -gu
Yellow: -ta
Purple: -hy
Green: -wo
Orange: -qa

And if you notice they're stupid, just ask them to be changed. :)

Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: CeeKay on 05/21/06 at 11:35 am


I'm creating my own language, would anyone be interesting in helping? What do you is combine word roots together to create words (sometimes you have to be creative: for instance "anger/passion" is fire + emotion).

The roots are far from done.


I love this.  I think it's fun and very creative.  But, gosh, I'd have to print it all out and see what words and roots you've got and then create some new words.

I did a similar exercise at a poetry conference recently.  The leaders of this particular class were native Americans (I don't remember which tribe) and we were talking about their language and how it has adapted to new technology (did they invent a new word for "Computer" for instance).  Apparently, they combined words from the core language to create new words.  Their term for e-mail, then, translates directly at "words on the wind".  Fascinating.  :)


Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Ripp on 06/02/06 at 2:44 pm

*bump*
Come on! POST!

Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Ripp on 06/25/06 at 9:35 am

We need more people to post in here, to help create the new language! Yes, of course we need you!!

Aytibe - Small red rock!
Arki - Life Cycle.

Hmm.

Subject: Re: Help Me Create a Language

Written By: Trimac20 on 06/25/06 at 10:51 am


*bump*
Come on! POST!


Um, sorry to break it to you, but I don't think anyone cares...least of all Donnie.  :D

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