An art for which life is not long enough, indeed: the construction of imaginary languages in full or outline for amusement, for the pleasure of the constructor or even conceivably of any critic that might occur.
As one suggestion, I might fling out the view that for perfect construction of an art-language it is found necessary to construct at least in outline a mythology concomitant. [Tolkien, « A Secret Vice »]
The Almaqerin and Sitarwelas resources page
This reference page, entitled Afereinserin se tyesedis ("invented languages"), is devoted to several "imaginary" languages I have invented for my own pleasure. It is thus mainly intended for readers interested in constructed languages (in short "conlangs"), who will find here grammars and articles about my two main languages, Almaqerin and Sitarwelas. A few other languages are also sketched.
Last major update: March 1999 (Check the Release Notes).
Documentation available in english:
The introductory section is a general outline of some of my conlangs (namely Goblin, Sitarwelas, Almaqerin and Talean).
Introduction - An overview of my conlangs.
Internal History - The History of Almaqerin and Sitarwelas.
Well, the central documents.
Almaqerin Grammar - A brief introduction to Almaqerin.
Sitarwelas Grammar - A brief introduction to Sitarwelas.
Almaqerin Phonology - Part I: Phonetics.
Almaqerin Phonology - Part II: Stress.
Almaqerin texts - Miscellaneous texts (How to say hello, Mathematics...).
Almaqerin text - Ui·mathan ánBabel cu dirv ánTyesedis (Genesis 11:1-9).
Etymologies - Proto-Velshian roots.
Etymological discussion - A brief description of Talean.
I have always considered that a constructed language should have its own writing systems (assuming a literate civilization, of course). The following pages describe several scripts I have devised for my conlangs. By definition, these pages contain pictures and might thus be quite slow to load. You are warned!
Almaqerin writing sample - Inscription Narg ánSitar.
Almaqerin writing systems - Chadhruid and Chadráve.
Almaqerin lexicon - Online Almaqerin lexicon.
Modules (working documents)
A module is a working document devoted to a particular aspect of the grammar. It may be in two states: either "ongoing" (i.e. draft) or "completed" (in which case the information contained in the module has been - or will soon be - taken into account in the latest versions of the grammars). A module often introduces new words and discusses both Almaqerin and Sitarwelas aspects at the same time.
Module #1 - Tree names (Almaqerin, Sitarwelas) [ONGOING].
Module #2 - Sense adjectives (Almaqerin, Sitarwelas).
Module #3 - Mass and group nouns (Almaqerin, Sitarwelas).
Module #4 - Almaqerin names (Almaqerin)
Module #5 - Verbal and nominal aspects (Almaqerin).
Module #6 - Comparative and superlative (Almaqerin)
Module #7 - Prepositions and postpositions (Almaqerin, Sitarwelas)
Module #8 - Compounds (Almaqerin, Sitarwelas)
Module #9 - Pronouns and conjugation rules (Almaqerin)
The phonology (both Part I and Part II) and the lexicon (sorted by words, with real IPA phonetics) are available as a nice booklet in PDF (Adobe Portable Format). Actually your printer must support two side printing, flip on short edge, paper size A4.
Booklet - An Almaqerin primer
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