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Constructed Language: Conclusion

By • May 30th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Introduction We now near the end of our long journey through the lore, technique, and arcana of constructed language. In the first week of my research, I studied existing constructed languages, ranging from the most useful (e.g., Esperanto) to the most abstruse (e.g., Ithkuil). I used what I found in my first 40 hours to […]

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Constructed Language: Second Week

By • May 25th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

During my second week of research into constructed language, I worked on constructing and describing my own language. Hilariously enough, although I expected this phase of research to be the simplest, it was very difficult. I began by creating a list of goals for my language, including a hierarchical derivational morphology, extreme simplicity and comprehensibility, […]

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Constructed Language: First Week

By • May 18th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Introduction In the first week of my research, I focused on existing constructed languages (Ithkuil, Blissymbolics, Idiom Neutral, Esperanto, Tolkien languages, etc.) and on the logic and rationale behind their creation. Here, I will summarize my findings, beginning with a general overview and categorization of constructed language, and then moving on to a discussion of […]

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Constructed Language

By • Mar 21st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Introduction Most human language comes into existence through the natural forces of linguistic evolution, but a “constructed language” draws upon deliberate design. What are the common aspects of constructed languages? What goes into the design process? Research I will begin by researching the logic and rationale behind extant constructed languages, such as Esperanto, Klingon, and […]

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