Category Archives: Angosey

My artistic language, called Angosey.

The Sounds of Angosey

I recently uploaded a YouTube video demonstrating the sounds in my constructed language Angosey: I ended up basing the video off of the Angosey alphabet, which has 34 characters.  As anyone who’s ever tried to spell in English knows, a … Continue reading

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The Litany Against Fear translated into Angosey

This litany comes from Frank Herbert’s novel Dune – I find it very useful to meditate on when I’m facing hardship.  I’ve translated it into Angosey before – but I think I’ll take another crack at it and post it … Continue reading

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Splitting the Soul: How Angosey Taught Me Philosophy

I developed my language, Angosey,  to express concepts that (I thought) English could not convey.  The act of scrapping all the world’s languages and coming up with my own included a few parts youthful hubris, a hefty dash of ignorance, … Continue reading

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The Linguistic and Creative Evolution of Angosey

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to meet some fellow conlangers (language creators).  During the course of our talk, I mentioned that I had translated the same poem every few years to watch how my language evolved.   Since this piqued … Continue reading

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Backtranslation

Inventing (and using) your own language may be the most solipsistic art in existence.  It makes me wonder if there is an inverse relationship between meaning towards the self and meaning for others – as if you must sacrifice one … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the Conlanger as a Young Man

This is the story about how a young, awkward boy started on a journey that would occupy the rest of his life.  The story starts in September, 1998, when the boy developed a devastating crush on Beatrice Portinari, a girl … Continue reading

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On the Creation of Language

I was inventing words when I was hardly old enough to know English.  The evidence is right there in my 2nd grade class journal:  “Sundlesey which in dannys langwidj means big rok mountan.”  I kept on at it, starting on … Continue reading

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