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Creating Your Own Language

Daniel D. Granville
granvill@uclink2.berkeley.edu
Department of Linguistics
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

Abstract:

This project is an HTML encoded series of documents pertaining to the issues surrounding the creation of fictitious languages and how to better make them more ``natural.''

Was that abstract enough?

More concretely, I have created a few Web pages that guide a person through the process of making their own ``natural'' language. gif Besides the most basic layout of the components of a langauge, I give tips as to how to make their language more authentic. For Brownie points and a merit badge, I have written a Java applet that allows the user to enter the phonetic rules of their made-up language and a word they want these rules to work on.





John Lowe
Tue Apr 29 13:36:55 PDT 1997