This is a great post from Kristen on a language generator that can be used for us fiction writers, especially those in scifi and fantasy!
I’ve talked about my fascination with language before, but sometimes writers need a little help creating words that make sense in their nascent worlds. I recently found something that streamlines that process.
Vulgar (pardon the terrible name) is a constructed language generator. The generator creates fully realized languages; if you were truly ambitious you could learn some of them. The program attempts to mimic real languages, so there are patterns to the words that develop. For instance, in 50% of generated languages, the word for “tongue” is the same as the word for “language”, and words often share roots as is the case for:
pson /pʂon/ n. paint; v. paint
psopru /ˈpʂopru/ n. painter
I’ve played around with the generator quite a bit and am highlighting a few sample languages below.
The above screenshots simply capture the summaries for the languages. The full pages, however…
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