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?

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About S. G. Ricketts

I am a dreamer. This page holds all of the dreams and desires and hopes and wishes of the first of my two dreams: to share my imagination with the world. For those of you who have read a book or written a book, these stories are not merely words on a page. They are living, breathing creatures, worlds so compellingly real that you can smell the sweat and feel the rain. This is what I want to share ...with all of you. Yes, becoming rich and famous would be fabulous. I won't deny that. However, it would be so much more satisfying to see my book in the hands of someone on the bus, hear my book talked about at a restaurant, see a cluster of fan-art. I want to inspire the mind to imagine different worlds and different situations. If I can achieve that, I will have achieved my dream.

Posted on July 22, 2011, in tips and tests, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Never made up a language, but wanted to take Latin in High School, but not enough people signed up for it. Ended up taking French, it was 1973 and Vietnam was still going on and I was preparing for Canada.

    • I am so glad, in retrospect, that I took Latin. It’s made creating a new language so much easier, knowing the foundations of something that have worked for centuries. And Canada…Mary Walz tells me it’s nice there, but I’m not sure I want to visit. Lol

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