Constructed Language: First Week

Introduction

In the first week of my research, I focused on existing constructed languages (Ithkuil, Blissymbolics, Idiom Neutral, Esperanto, Tolkien languages, etc.) and on the logic and rationale behind their creation. Here, I will summarize my findings, beginning with a general overview and categorization of constructed language, and then moving on to a discussion of the constructed language Ithkuil.

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Constructed Language

Introduction

Most human language comes into existence through the natural forces of linguistic evolution, but a “constructed language” draws upon deliberate design. What are the common aspects of constructed languages? What goes into the design process?

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Ableism: What it is and Why it Matters

Before one can really talk about disability and disability poetry, one needs a little background. Particularly, it helps to know some of the terms of the disabled world. These next two blog posts will help introduce these in a fairly basic format. For the ever-infamous TL;DR summary, skip to the bottom. [Read more…]