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ABOUT AARON SIMON (USA):
Profession: Human Being
"I started conlanging when I was 16, but my entire life I have been interested in languages of various kinds. I have always babbled, and slowly the little bits came all together.
I wanted something to speak which no one else could understand, so that I could have a “safe place” for my thoughts. Eventually it became something quite different, and now it has a life of its own!"
Conlang’s history: It began as a code for writing things in, but now I feel almost as if it is a calling. It is like a child of mine, and I live in it. I speak a little every day, sing, etc. Maybe someday, god willing, I will be fluent in it.
Age of language: Sandic is ten years old.
THE THREE LANGUAGES I FIND MOST BEAUTIFUL:
1. Portuguese. I love the sound of it. There is something about the way it sounds like a song which makes me smile when I hear it.
2. Arabic. I can’t put my finger on what I love about it, but the fact that it is so different than what I grew up with, but still so gorgeous, is incredible. Arabic's script is like a godparent to Sandic's, so perhaps this is why I love it so dearly.
3. Wampanoag. This language was lost and then came home again, and the people who speak it are cultivating it with love and care. I feel like I am doing something similar with Sandic- making a nest for this egg I have been given, waiting to see what happens. Wampanoag inspires me greatly.
LINKS / CONTACT:
Facebook: Uurajda Sandi-i, Sandic Language Group