Classical Xhu

Classical Xhu is a language that mainly written. There are different pronunciations in use, but none of them is really satisfying from a historical linguistic point of view. Words usually consist of a phonetic component and an ideographic component, comparable to the determiners in Hieroglyphic Kemetic and Classical Chinese. However, the language resembles Latin in its deep structure.

s# -us(nom. sing. of the o-declination)
er -us(nom. sing. of the u-declination)
€ -a(nom./acc. plur. of neutra)
egr -a(nomi. sing. of the a-declination)
yu -ibus(dat./abl. plur.)
% -bus(dat./abl. plural)
$ty abstract concepts
vb animals
wx insects, worms
rt plants
3t other eukaryotes
tha other living things
ruq viruses, prions, trojan horses, malware
op -is(nom. sing. of the mixed declination and the i-declination)
lur -em(acc. sing. of the mixed declination, but not of the e-declination)
qw -is(gen. sing. of the mixed declination, but not of the i-declination)
puq -um(gen. plur.)

For example:

fguvbop canis
fguvbqw canis
fguvbi cani
fguvblur canem
fguvbgib cane

fguvbraa canes
fguvbpuq canum
fguvbyu canibus
fguvbraa canes
fguvbyu canibus

… to be continued

Language creation assignment

Conlangery #100: Interview with Christine Schreyer

Conlangery100We had a wonderful conversation with Christine Schreyer, the creator of the Kryptonian language featured in Man of Steel and a professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of British Colombia, Okangan, who uses a language creation assignment in one of her classes.

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