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Creating Your Own Language

Daniel D. Granville
Department of Linguistics
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720


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