https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Conlang!!!

Hello everyone! In case you were wondering, conlang is short for constructed language. Yup, so that means: it's a language whose phonology, grammar, and vocabulary have been consciously devised for human or human-like communication, instead of having developed naturally. It is also referred to as an artificial or invented language.

With that being said, I was wondering if you have a conlang? I have come up with one of my own and I would like to share it with you. My conlang is called Antartican!!! Here is how it sounds, tell me what you think: https://clyp.it/g5n2f4l4

So, what I'm saying in Antartican is: Poleg, e fula ma na Samuel. E sika la dada hamon durael. E kilo mano, alei!

Translation: Hello, my first name is Samuel. It's very nice to meet you. See you tomorrow, bye!

What I want you to do is:

  1. Write down in the comments what your conlang is called
  2. Record your conlang (to hear how it sounds) Here is were you can record your conlang: https://clyp.it/
  3. Write down what you said in your conlang
  4. Translate what you said in your conlang

Once you do that, you can have fun exploring other peoples conlangs and reply to the ones you like! That's all for now, have fun guys!

October 26, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Justin7171
  1. My conlang is called: Tarotilaniano. I think of it as a made up romance language, It's a mixture of Italian and Romanian.
  2. Edit: I just recored me speaking (I'm really sorry for the horrible quality) https://clyp.it/vfyxo4rm
  3. Here is how you count in Tarotilaniano. one = a, two = du, three = toi, four = cato, five = cinci, six = sasesa, seven = sieties, eight = optoocto , nine = nouanueve, ten = dicezecese

Soloto! Mi cama Justin. A fosto papelice so memelele to! Lala!

  1. Translation: Hello! My name is Justin. It was a pleasure meeting you! Bye!
October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Soloto! That's really cool!

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

This sounds very beautiful! I would love to learn more.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Justin7171
  1. I love you = Io ti aniamo
  2. I hate you = Io ti mumu
  3. How are you = Coco se to
  4. How old are you = Coco ano se to
  5. What's your name = Ce cama ta
  6. I am = Io sonoi
  7. Good = Buno
  8. Bad = Rohano
  9. Happy = Fefelele
  10. Sad = Tiresete
  11. Beautiful = Frumoso
  12. Ugly = ugala
  13. I'm sorry = Io sonoi soroi
  14. Happy Birthday = Fefelele anodie
October 27, 2017

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I can see the Romanian and Italian in Tarotilaniano.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveRutan
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OK. I'll bite.

My language is called Hork by the aliens who speak it. We would likely just call it Breehah, since the breehahs are the ones who speak it.

A recording of a greeting can be heard here. link The qualikty is not so great. It would be an Earth person meeting a breehah. (And yes the Marvin the Martian voice is part of the whole thing.)

What was said:

sah'he. hoo nop kahpoo'karpah. loig hep hai. hais horsop?

Free translation:

Greetings I’m an Earthling Happy to meet you Do you understand?

Literal translation:

Good to meet I am an Earth-human Gladly meeting you You understand?

IF you wanted to learn a lot more, but not everything about the language or the aliens who speak it. this link is the way to do that.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Wow this is so cool!!!

October 27, 2017

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Thanks for checking it out.

October 27, 2017

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Awesome!

Conlang name: ILan

Recording: I can't record it, so I'm skipping this if that's okay.

Sentence: Vto Woof , bhai vta het vte ?

Translation: I am woof, what is your name?

Literal translation: I am woof, what is name your?

October 26, 2017

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More words for anyone who's interested:

Phrases:

Goodbye - Chende (CHEN - de)

Hello (Less formal; an equivalent of ''What's up?") - Hiyon (HI - yawn)

Honde'e - Good morning (Hon-day - eye)

Hanmeme - Good night (han-mi-mi) (I pronounced like ''eye'')

Hanjouju - Good evening (Han - yo-u-yu)

Jan'ne - Sorry (Yawn - nay)

Mei ya - Thank you (May - yah)

Jaideyde - Nice to meet you (Yi-dee-day)

Hua ji - Excuse me.

Het - Name

Questions:

Bhai - What (B-ha-eye)

Huy - When (Hoy)

Dihvai - Why (Dee-hiva-eye)

Present tense Conjugation:

I - o

You - e

He/she/it is - a

We are - oi

You (plural) are - ei

They are - ai

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Hey! Thanks for joining. ILan, that is so cool. Teach me more! haha

October 26, 2017

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Ju, Samuel , Vto y'ang hei mai ILan . Hello Samuel, I am glad you like ILan.

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Ju, Woof! That's so neat. How do I say, thank you?

October 26, 2017

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Mei ya :)

October 26, 2017

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Hi Samuel, This is a different kind of language, though it partially fits your definition of a constructed language. A long time ago I was a pre-school teacher and we had a pair of twins in our school that had created a private language. It was fascinating to watch them. They were about four years old when we had them, and after a while they became very self-conscious about how interested people were in their language so they wouldn't speak much when people could hear them. But it was delightful to listen to (when that was possible) - it was very melodic sounding and utterly unrelated to English. Apparently this happens from time to time in children such as twins. Sadly, I think they then get separated in school so they have to stop using it, but it is really fascinating and special.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

Oh my gosh, me and my twin had a private language when we were little, too! Of course, I don't remember it completely... But, watching home videos of us speaking this absurd, distinctive language was very neat and I only remember some words that we created.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

That is really fascinating. I would've loved to see that

October 27, 2017

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That reminds me of how my sister and I used to talk to each other in gibberish, then when we finished, we would tell the other what we were saying. It was really funny, we never said anything close to what the other said.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Haha that's funny, I remember doing that with one of my sisters as well when we were young.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/No_McL

This isn't my own conlang - It was created by multiple people and there are a few fluent speakers. It's called Haramaelic

Sorry for the quality but here's the clip it recording https://clyp.it/llluvpb4#

Here's what I said in Haramaelic: Hi’inclu pésons – met wangara Nort, al met es voca Haramaelic, e Haram. Met li-conda two kirik Haramaelic av inclus quo desir two rechi’et. Ara, voca inclus kestons ab ti langaaj quo yet desir.

Here's what I said in English Hi everyone - I am North, and I'm speaking in Haramaelic (or Haram). I would like to share Haramaelic with whoever wants to learn it (or learn about it). So, ask any questions about this language that you like.

Also - there's a bit of a Duolingo discussion going on asking for Duolingo approve of a few applications that have been made for this language course. So you're welcome to go check that out too if you want to. Just search Haramaelic in the Discussion search.

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NAzbqc

Oh yay! It's made its way over here too! Honestly check this out guys, its super cool!

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/No_McL

For anyone who's interested, I've made a page with links to a resource that covers some basic Haramaelic

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25006292

Thanks :)

October 29, 2017

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Conlang: Inambã

can't record it, but here's a phonetic transcription: ho ɲẽ'pã.ɾ̃ũ kã'nã.ra ɟa'ɟã.ɾ̃ũ 'ᵐbã.ⁿtũ aɨ̯ o.du.o'rĩ.ᵑɡo ɟe'ɟu.dɨ.kai̯.ka.ta.pu 'ɾe.ko ᵐɓo 'ᵐbõ.ᵑkai̯ ɟãĩ̯ õ.ɲẽ.põ'r̃õ.fai̯.ɾa u ᵐɓo 'k̠ʷẽ.ɾ̃ã ũ'ᵐbu i'tũ.ŋɨ̃ 'ɲẽ.ɲũ.dɨ̃.ᵐbo.ɕɛ nã

Ho, ñepar̃u Connor. Jajar̃u mbantũ ay oDuolingo jejudykaikatapu reko mbonkaĩ jaĩ oñeProfile u mb'o kuer̃a umbu itunhy ñéñudymboche na.

Hi, my name is Connor. I have studied several languages on Duolingo and there are nine on my profile, but I'm only studying one now.

Literal translation: Hi, my-name Connor. Several languages that at-Duolingo I-study-stop-did and nine this at-my-profile but (?) one that only I-study-be now.

Gloss: Hi.FRM 1.SG.AN-name.AN Connor. Several.AN language.AN-PL.AN REL at-Duolingo.AN 1.SG.INAN-study.INAN-stop-PST and nine.AN PROX.AN at-1.SG.AN-profile.AN but CL.AN.SG one.AN MED.AN only 1.SG.AN-study.AN-HAB now

October 27, 2017

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Wow! Just from my messing around a bit on the course here, this looks like Guarani. Was it an influence at all?

October 27, 2017

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Yep, in the orthography and phonology.

October 27, 2017

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Love Antarctican! Very pretty!

Conlang Name: Đa'edas (I might change this later)

Recording: I'm just going to skip this for now, as I can't do it at the moment . . .

Đaedas: Hol! Iyo atto Ma'ughanster_! Iyo libo Antarctican! Éru atta đulan! Cu'ix libe du Đa'edas?

English: Hello! I am Maughanster_! I love Antarctican! It is great! How do you like Đa'edas?

[EDIT: Iyo michto miko ona Memrisa ko'uja, faþu en puđeþu tynu'in micht yu'int det. (I might make a Memrise course for the people who might want it.)]

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Hol Ma'ughanster_! Iyo libo Đa'edas, I can't wait to hear it! Btw thank you so much, I'm so happy you love Antartican. I would definitely join your memrise course to learn this beautiful language!

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/melody13861

Wow! This is an awesome discussion. I really love the sound of your conlang!!

I never really thought about creating my own language but I can't wait to hear/see other peoples conlangs

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALeason

That's so cool!

October 26, 2017

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Is Antartican based on anything? I love the sound of all the vowels, it sounds like such a happy language, lol. How much of it have you developed?

  1. Esserian / "ksazants"

  2. I don't like recording my voice lol, but here's a (very rough) IPA version: /ɐʃ.ʃɛ sɐ.mu.jɛɫ ɾ̥ei̯ʃ ʃei̯ | ɐk.ɫiʃ ɫɐks.kɾ̥eu̯st u bɾɛɫʃ ɫɐks.kɾ̥ei̯ʃt ɫɐt.ɫakst u ei̯st.ɫɐst | ɪɫ.dɐ.stɐʃ zɫɐ.kɪst ɛ.nau̯ ksɐ.zɐnts nɐv | pɾ̥ɛ çɛ fkɛn vou̯ ɫɪ.tai̯.nɪ nɐv | pɾ̥ɛ çɛ fkɛn (BYE)ɫɐ stau̯ ɫɪ.tɐn/

  3. Ašše Samųěl, Reiš šei. Aklįš laksgrevst, ų brelš lakskreirt, latlakst, ų eistlakst. Ildastaš zlakist, enav ksazants nav. Pre ře vken vǫ litaini nav. Pre ře vken "Bye"-la stą litan. :(

  4. Hi Samuel, I'm Reis. I speak English and I learn Welsh, Latvian, and Estonian. I'm creating a conlang called "ksazants" (Esserian). It doesn't have many words yet. It doesn't have a word for "bye" yet. :( (I'm still at the stage where I'm fleshing out the grammar, so I don't have much in terms of functional vocabulary or conversational phrases.)

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Ašše Reiš! I'm so glad you like Antartican! I'm still in the process of making it, all I know is that I want it to be an easy language for people to learn. I want it to sound the way you described it as happy but as far as influences go I haven't really thought about any influences for this language, the language just came to me. lol

I like the way Esserian looks.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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I tried working on a conlang once. It was... odd. It has 10 vowels, 10 tones, vowel and tone harmony, Turkic-inspired agglutinativity, and Polish orthography. I still haven't thought of a good name for it, and I stopped working on it after a while.

If you still want me to post a sample of it, let me know, since right now I cannot remember much about my conlang and I need to find my notes on it.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Yes, please! Give us a sample. Thanks!

October 27, 2017

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Since I haven't developed it much, this is all I can provide:

San kłā́bćạjıkıłıt ókủćủmủnä̉s. - I am not reading your books

IPA transcription is /sa˧˧n kwa˨˧˦bt͡ʃa˧ˀ˩ʔjɯ˧˧kɯ˧˧wɯ˧˧t o˧˥ku˧˩˧t͡ʃu˧˩˧mu˧˩˧nɶ˧˩˧s/

It will most likely get worse as I develop the language.

(This took ~45 minutes to type on an iPhone, since I had to enter the whole sentence using a Unicode table. Curse you non-existence of combining diacritic keyboard!)

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
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Holy smokes, that looks complex. Do you have a gloss?

It will most likely get worse as I develop the language. - Dude, I feel that on a spiritual level.

And try the app CIPAK, it's an IPA-based keyboard. It's missing a few symbols, but it allows diacritic stacking and is the best keyboard of its type I've found so far. :)

October 27, 2017

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I spent 45 minutes writing a gloss of the sentence, and it was lost due to Duolingo's bugginess. If enough people are interested, I will rewrite the gloss and post it here.

October 27, 2017

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I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd be interested, lol. I love Turkic languages - they have my favourite grammar of any language I've studied (is that an odd thing to say? That's... probably an odd thing to say). But if not, would you quickly mind talking about the tone harmony, I've never heard of something like that before. I'm assuming it's like vowel harmony, so the tones of the affixes have to "match" the tone(s) of the stem?

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ALeason

I agree that is complex but cool

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bufferz91

Mine's callled Kriktak

No - Brusk Yes - Dim.

Dim, brusken bxent'a ko, cłethen Spriken o'bnt.

find a clip here https://clyp.it/y44b5wx0#

literal translation: yes, nobad being day, despite weatherbad being. 'a (neg+adjective = positive) 'o (negative+noun = negation)

normal translation: Yeh, it's a nice day today, despite the weather.

What language do you guys think it resembles if any?

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarbonatedSkies
  1. Working on a conlang called Semishi.
  2. /si ʂu pɛ'ku.ʂi nɛ sɛ'mi.ʂin ni 'se.wə pɛ'ku.jo.ʂi 'di.ʂu su ʂɛn/
  3. Si shu, pekushi ne semishin. Ni seiwa pekuyoshi dishu su shen?
  4. Hello. I speak Semishi. What is your native language?
  5. Literal Translation: Please salute, I speak in Semishi. [Introduces a question] your language primary is [whatever your answer is]?

The sentence uses the romanization system, not the orthography. All questions are formed like sentences, but starting with 'ni', denoting that they are a question and not a statement. If the question starts with 'what' (there are no words for any other question word), it's structured the same, but with 'shen' after the verb, acting like an accusative noun that would be there if the question were a statement. Adjectives are after nouns, and verbs contain person and tense.

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew_Phelps

Dear SamuelCristea,

Take all my lingots! I've only just begun constructing a conlang of my own, but I absolutely love seeing these beautiful creations that you, SamuelCristea, and others have made. Antartican sounds quite highly developed... I notice that it seems to feature almost no consonant clusters and appears even less agglutinative than English!

I'd love to see a site dedicated to Antartican. And if that sounds too ambitious, I'd love to see your conlang on tons of language forums to be shared with everyone. It totally deserves to get noticed :)

...Alei! Matthew

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Omg! Thank you so much. You don't how joyful I am to hear this! I greatly appreciate it, thank you so much!! I hope to continue developing Antartican and hopefully it can get noticed like you said! Thank you Matthew! :)

October 28, 2017
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