Vulgar generates fantasy languages with a click


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/20/vulgar-generates-fantasy-langu.html


#2

Looks useful, I think.


#3

My language is called “Frtuatyhfaemnhae”.


#4

Never heard of it…


#5

Three to five servings per day?


#6

If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing to an absurd extent and then trying to get the internet to pony up twenty bucks, except nine other guys offer the same thing free, no matter what it is.


#7

FLÜGGÅӘNKб€ČHIŒßØLĮÊN?


#8

Angahewa ni ganda la gesi za hewa zinazozingira dunia yetu zikishikwa na nguvu mvutano yake. Angahewa inakinga uhai duniani kwa kupunguza mnururisho wa urujianimno wa jua, kutunza halijota duniani kwa kuakisisha mawimbi infraredi, kupunguza tofauti kati ya baridi na joto na kuwapa wanyama na mimea viwango vya oksijeni na nitrojeni wanayohitaji.


#9

This is pretty darn rad, and I love the nerdy depth it goes to. I loved my linguistics classes that I took as part of my Ed masters. Learning the symbols and mouth diagrams added an entire new schema of understanding to the world for me, with the attendant potential for analogies and metaphor that that kind of thing bestows. I imagine this will be the entry point to formal linguistics for a lot of people out there who wouldn’t have thought to explore it otherwise.


#10

That is some damn fine language geekery, there. For $20, very tempted; looks like it’d be a very good tool for world-building for stories and/or rpgs.


#11

Really cool, especially if you have a Google Translate Chrome extension so you can try and let Google pronounce those words.


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#13

It seems to generate some pretty incoherent strings. How is “tts” a word? A syllable with no sonorant segment? I don’t know. I’d rather fuss over my own fake language stuff (which I’ve enjoyed since I was 16 or so).


#14

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.


#15

Onomatopoeic*. The sound of a closed hi-hat when hit twice quickly by a talented drummer.

As in “Hey, Davo, show us your tts!”

*Thank you spell check.


#16

dyezi /ˈdʑeʐi/ nm. magic
dyodn /dʑodn/ v. happen
dyude /ˈdʑude/ adv. that
eba /ˈeba/ v. turn
eexs /ˈeexs/ nf. north
eigra /eˈigʁa/ adj. foreign
epu /ˈepɨ/ [ˈewɨ] nf. cousin
esoas /eˈsoas/ v. stick
etsiñi /etsiˈɲi/ nf. effort
ey /ej/ nm. shell
frebdutpuximz /ˈfʁebdɨtpɨximz/ adj. possible
fui /fɨˈi/ nf. answer
futse /ˈfutse/ nm. office
fyey /fjej/ nm. stump
gaodi /gaˈodi/ nf. spelling
ge /ge/ nm. police

Apparently, a world where few things are possible because the cops always show up at exactly the wrong time.


#17

there isn’t much information on the vulgar website. do the languages it produce satisfy the formal syntactic and semantic properties of a language? or is it producing some pseudo language by mimicking much of a (natural) language?


#18

that will never be old.


#19

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