Making Your Own Language

Introduction: Making Your Own Language

So you seen James Cameron's "Avatar" and was fasinated that he and Frommer had created a fully functional language, or maybe you are writing a book and wanted the same.......or maybe you just wanna drive your friends and family nuts (unless your teaching them) by talking in a foreign tongue, well no need to worry.....*we do not live in the Dark Ages so people shouldn't beleive you are possesed*.

I have found a site that may explain somethings i do not and will be able to help you with the Grammar of your language.
- http://www.zompist.com/kit.html#lexicon

So some things we will have to do are as follows:
-Alphabet (doesnt have to have english characters)
-Sounds
-Word Creation
-Grammar
-Style
-and what ever else you think will help make this unique

Disclaimer:
I am of no way held responsible for anything that may or may not happen to you using your own language........i dearly apologize if you are abducted by 9 ft tall blue people, get slapped by your girlfriend cause of mistranslation or if you are beleived to be possesed by your Crazy Great Aunt......please use these tools responsibly.

now then, lets move on......

Step 1: The Alphabet

Haha this part is quite literaly easy as abc.....
All you have to do is choose how many vowels you want, how many constanants you want and write/draw out the symbols.  In Frommer's Na'vi there are words with two characters instead of one like "aw" or "kx" these can be created to make one letter (vowel or constonant) for your language.Note this can vary the complexity of your Language, for example: in english "c" and "k" can both make the same sounds and "c" and "s" can make the same sounds so the need for "c" is not entirely needed. It can also vary the complexity in that you can have one letter for every sound you can think of or maybe some, like "c" can share sounds.....with that in mind you could have a 100 letter alphabet or mabey only a 15 letter alphabet, what ever you decide.

I know this seems like a lot so take your time and when your ready continue on.........

Step 2: Sounds (Sa-ow-n-dz)

So now that you have your alphabet......and how wonderful it is, you can go on to creating a sound, or sounds, for your alphabet, this is where your accent will come from and this will also help with the complexity of your language. Just try creating unique sounds or use ones you already know and match them up with the symbol/letter of your choice.......simple i know.

So when you have all the sounds to your hearts conempt......let go on to the next step.

Step 3: Creating Words (and Worlds)

Ok so here is where you start taking your letters and sounds and making words.
Before you start, you may want to place some rules like only a vowel can start a new syllable, or maybe every word must start with a possibilitie of 5 letters, create whatever rules you want this step is optional. So now you start randomly smackin' letters together and sound them out from front to back......if it doesnt work (and occasionaly it wont) try either starting a new one or replace the trouble letter with one that will fit. it does help to use vowels here. How often do you see a language with a word pronounced "ghrtljwqurtghl". Now creating these words will take a while, Frommer's Na'vi started in 2005 and is still expanding today. Just keep note of all the words you create and refer back to them when your going to create a new word you dont have......you dont want two totally different words sharing the same spelling.
You may want to move on to the next step before continueing this one. If you get tired you may want to stop writing words and come back to it later. Trust me, you will start to see the letters all mush up and make no sense......if this happens please take a break.

Step 4: Grammar

This is where your language really puts some meat on that skeleton. This is where your language creates verbs, nouns, adjectives, plurals and everything else. Some things to consider is do your nouns include genderism. Is there past, present and future tense in your verbs. And everything else. this part can be complicated so please take your time.

Step 5: Style

Step 6: Extras

This is where you add anything else that comes to mind like slang or dialect.... all those extras that help create something new. Please send me your creations.......as i am just starting mine, i may post an instructable later on my language, how to speak it, spell it and everything else.

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72 Comments

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reesefoster
reesefoster

5 months ago on Step 5

cat in reesed bat-er
sound like c-a-t-kit

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reesefoster
reesefoster

5 months ago on Step 3

and city, cop and cap
bap-er for cop
bity-er for city
and bop-er for cap
er not 2 letters as 1 letter

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reesefoster
reesefoster

5 months ago on Step 2

cat in reesed it's bat-er
er not as two letters but 1 letter

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theñjɛster
theñjɛster

Question 6 months ago

is this good alphabet???

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theñjɛster
theñjɛster

6 months ago

My Own Italo-Tajik Alphabet

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Mowlidnews
Mowlidnews

Question 6 months ago

Chris38098311 11 days ago
I am thinking about making one,of my new alphabets. But I have no idea of what to do and I don't have Any ideas or other scripts I should look
To put my own alphabet

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Mowlidnews
Mowlidnews

Tip 6 months ago

Waa xarfo qoraaleed cusub oo uu curiyay Dr Dr mowlid Ahmed Hassan abwaan boqraawi

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Mowlidnews
Mowlidnews

Tip 6 months ago

This is my sub language

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Mowlidnews
Mowlidnews

Reply 6 months ago

Am happy to register my own alphabets

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ifleisher493
ifleisher493

7 months ago

raika~morka~basfog~masheho~rova = hello
so i know its hard to say so does anyone have suggestions
A: -saud-
B: -cono-
C: -bai-
D: -roug-
E: -keif-
G: -janio-
H: -mako'so
I: -rova-
J: -neino
K: -raiak-

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ifleisher493
ifleisher493

Reply 7 months ago

so it has no base language and i see lots of people having a base language and all the sounds for my worlds are long so maybe i should have a base language if you have advice it would help

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Chris38098311
Chris38098311

7 months ago

I am thinking about making one, with the basic latin letters, Arabic script, or Cyrillic alphabe. I have no idea of what to do but I don't have vocab yet. Any ideas or other scripts I should look at?

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maximum.krsk
maximum.krsk

11 months ago on Step 3

Words:
A - Appel (appel)
B - Bijk (biyk)
C - Chokolat (chokolat)
D - Drym (drum)
E - Eix'a (eidz?a)
F - Fytbol (futbol)
G - Grakey (grakeu)
H - Hand (hand)
I - Irman (irman)
J - Jyggele (yugelle)
K - Krakys (krakus)
L - Limon (limon)
M - Marka (marka)
N - Nyje (nuje)
O - Orangi (orangi)
P - Pil (pil)
R - Raketa (raketa)
S - Stol (stol)
T - Tron (tron)
Y - Ylej (uley)
V - Velosiped (velosiped)
X - X-Raj (dz-raj)
Z - Zebra (zebra)
' - 'alym (?alum)

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maximum.krsk
maximum.krsk

12 months ago on Step 2

Sounds:
A = a
B = b
C = ts
D = d
E = e
F = f
G = g
H = h
I = i
J = y
K = k
L = l
M = m
N = n
O = o
P = p
R = r
S = s
T = t
Y = u
V = v
X = dz
Z = z
' = ?

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maximum.krsk
maximum.krsk

12 months ago on Step 1

Tutru Alphabet:
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P R S T Y V
X Z '

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kochkdc
kochkdc

Tip 1 year ago

Koch script

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Coreytseng
Coreytseng

1 year ago

Sevak de Imiseyu
Etu, sevak de kiksi ni yuyon von keni vina omoro.
Ani yuyon wau, sonhrou-yu yuse nihon-yu en chippatete.
(Tatkok’i dekik wau so mishyun-yuyon go besuretei naare.)
Imiseyu wau, nei aafuabet chosi ganen, toya aru kogaziton “Hajogonra” oyobi “Kankik” men ganen. (Hin, roomagu men mo zengankopa.)
Chai renppa, tokunii chai tens en Imiseyu wau ppokiu nei-se.
(The transcript is shown in picture that I posted)

Introduction of “Imiseyu”
Hello, I’m going to introduce my own language “Imiseyu”
My own language is inspired from Chinese, Japanese and English
(Vocabularies were mostly based on these three languages)
Imiseyu is written in a writing system called “Hajogonra” and “Chinese Characters” instead of alphabet. (Although it can change to romanized form too)
Its grammar, especially the tense in Imiseyu is not complex.
(The transcript is shown in picture that I posted)
by the way, "Imiseyu" came from the word "Imiseko" which means bloom in English.

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