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Looking for members of a collaborative project to create a language completely from scratch

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 17:52
by Billerooni
This is an experiment to construct an entirely new language from scratch, as a community based on a discord server. We intend to use no pre-existing languages in order to create the language naturally, simulating the way that real languages are created. We also tried this once before on another server which reached around 100 words but became inactive, so this is a sort of second attempt using what we have learned from the first server.

Join if you are interested! https://discord.gg/YYceVN5xbp

Here is some further info about the workings of the server:
  • Excessive use of any pre-existing languages, whether natural or constructed, inside of the #language-genesis channel is banned. Words, sentences and grammar are not defined by translating them or prescribing them in definitions with a pre-existing language like English.
  • The exception are the basic words: sa "yes", hok "no", mabwena "understand", mi "what".
  • Instead the language is created through natural conversation (I recommend using emojis, images and videos over English words where possible to explain concepts).
  • Anyone is free to make a dictionary or description of the grammar as they see fit and post it on #meta, as long as they are not prescribing words or grammar that aren't actually in usage or planning the language in any other way.

Re: Looking for members of a collaborative project to create a language completely from scratch

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 18:05
by elemtilas
Good luck with it!

Re: Looking for members of a collaborative project to create a language completely from scratch

Posted: 19 Nov 2020 18:15
by Billerooni
elemtilas wrote: 19 Nov 2020 18:05 Good luck with it!
thanks!