Sy’e lie daya’ano
It’s true, my lovelies. I do, indeed, love each and every one of you that reads my crazy hectic blog. You make me feel…bigger in this gigantic world of blogging. Usually, I feel microscopic…but don’t we all?
I have sadly neglected my duties to you, and broken a few promises along the way, so I’ll be honest. Dunno how often I’ll be on. Hopefully a few times a year, at least. Maybe more. But that’s not what I wanted to write about today. That’s such a depressing thought and today is not one for sadness.
“Sy’e lie daya’ano.” Pronounced SIGH-ay lee-ay DIE-ah-ah-NU. Strange, yes. An actual language, not yet. BUT, I fully intend for it to become the next Tolkien-esque language. Perhaps… (My dreams are just as grandiose as the next person, ok? Don’t judge me.) It’s an actual language in the sense that it is not random syllables and letters jumbled together in the pretense that it’s an “alien language.” No, I took too many years of Latin and Spanish and Greek for that to be allowed, specifically in regards to the Latin. Definitely an…interesting language. Looking back, it was a blast. At the time, I wanted to gouge my eyes out.
It’s based on the romance languages, specifically Spanish and Latin. I wanted to create something of substance, where I had a set of rules that I could turn to and rely on. They all change in their endings, just as the romance languages (and, I suspect, many other languages) do. The nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs all do it. And it’s so. Much. Fun. To. Write. I never thought I’d be smart enough, let alone creative enough, to write my own little language. It’s so exhilarating!
So, here’s today’s question: What language have you made up, and what would you lay as its foundation?
Posted on July 22, 2011, in tips and tests, writing and tagged anti-drug, BookRix, brain benders, Calypso, crazy talk, fantasy, musings, nerdliness, science fiction, Steph's come out to play, the crazies, Tolkien's legacy, WIP, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.