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I am 21 years old. I have been conlanging in some way or another since I was a kid, mostly in the form of conscripts initially. Then in high school I started to try making actual new lexicons and grammars. I went through several sketch languages before I started making ieɸʰuaʈiː. However despite being more built that language wasn’t very good and I intentionally made some difficult grammar paradigms and the lexicon felt too generated. So now I am working on Kaidu.

Kaidu is currently two years old. I started making this language when an older language of mine, named ieɸʰuaʈiː, died. Kaidu is used mainly as a personal artlang. I have drawn inspiration from several languages, namely English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, and some Bantu languages. Conlanging has been my hobby for many years. Kaidu’s grammar is simple for English speakers; the hardest parts are the verbs and adjectives because they are different from English. Kaidu’s syllable structure is simply (C)V(C). Kaidu has a lot of the basic consonants, but it has some unique consonants as well.  For instance, it has prenasalized consonants that can occur in initial positions, as well as /q/ and the somewhat rare sound /ɰ/. I have designed Kaidu’s lexicon to be somewhat more minimal than English, and a lot of the derivation is done very literally. Kaidu words are usually created in the style of Chinese compounds, but more basic morphemes can come from 1, 2, or 3 consonant “proto-roots” which change meaning on a very basic level depending on the vowel or diphthong present.

The three most beautiful natural languages I know are English, Japanese, and Swedish. I think English is great because it is extremely versatile for singing and it has a nice sound to it. It is also beautiful because it is used as a lingua franca for the whole world. Japanese I find grammatically elegant, because of how the conjugations can stack. The particles also provide poetic meanings to words that would take longer phrases to say in English. Swedish I find extremely nice sounding to listen to and I feel it has a very "bouncy" feel to it that is very fun.




Fu Paperi Agsiri Nkob
11 Mpos fu hubric rud mpusim can du af fu gempric nkab.
2 Az venru soneson to diof ser potmires can somwio nac Sinar af sontiases ntum.
3 Ser mpages to ser af ser dant “nisoint, niuroim niurdainru af hubric citoboim ser.” Ser zores niurdainru adcit zainru, af zores duipdain adcit zainkarnto.
4 Ntos ser mpages dant “nisoint, niuroim can ntias wit can agsir dant ciawim to fu noidom, bun kar sondaroidkim pod kar. Ob kar caitenk tant fu hubric pomp.”
5 Vef Iawbei mpornises bun se miroidkim fu ntias af fu agsir dant fu ven niureson.
6 Iawbei mpages “gai ntai venru nkabim fu gempric du. Af ka mirim dant ser wit ser koroicim pod ntai zor. Se ziurim cen fu zori deki sondiur. Ser tamsof zoroidkenk vai dant ser ginim.
7 Nisoint, mporzonoim af siasunmponcoim sei du bun ser wint mpancoidkim ser af ser.”
8 Bun Iawbei caites ser fo ntum tant gai pompi go, af se hares fu ntiasi niur.
9 Ziurim ntic dant siadaroices Paper—pod ntum Iawbei siasunmponces fu hubric rudi du. Fo ntum Iawebei caites ser tant fu rud.



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Atemwerft releases Vocal Arts & Sound Poetry, Scat / Impro / Loop Singing, Throatism, Breathmusic, Tonguetango.
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