Language has proven to be the great catalyst for human ingenuity. Where would we be if it were not for this ability to communicate across time and space? While pursuing the scientific study of language, I have never abandoned my creative passions. In particular, my constructed language (conlang), named łaá si-ri, has been a constant companion throughout the evolution of my thought. Every language, at its core, enables the individual to bridge the internal and external worlds. Therefore, my personally constructed language is truer to my own emotions, nuances, and thoughts, than any other, for it is a product of my own design.
As I change, so too does my language.
Born on the school bus in 2011, still unfolding. łaá siri is a personally constructed language for artistic pleasure which has eleven contrastive phonemes (ʔ, l, ł, tł, s, ts, y, r, a, i, u), a somewhat complicated system of tone/pitch accent, and encodes deixis morphologically. Having outlasted all the others, it is currently my only conlang under active development ...continue reading »
Here are some conlangs I have worked on over the years. For the most part, these were abandoned (so I call them lornlangs).
Can you figure out the rules for tone sandhi and lenition for the unnamed conlang below?