Mine is a combination of:
- Germanic, Sanskrit, Latin, and Greek vocabulary
- Hungarian style agglutination for noun and adjective cases
- Swahili inspired noun classes
- Chinese and Japanese style sentence particles
As a sample, here are the first ten cardinal numbers:
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A couple of girlfriends and I have invented "sign languages" for communicating in clubs, bars and the like... but those were (obviously) very limited in scope, and we never had any aspirations of creating anything like a complete language. lol
What exactly is yr goal here?
Is this going to become part of an epic story (like Elvish in LOTR)?
Are you inventing this WITH anyone else (with whom you'll actually be able to speak and/or write it)?
If yr goal is to try to create a lingua franca for speakers of a whole bunch of different languages, then... I hate to be a wet blanket, but, you should probably abandon that particular goal. That's already been tried with Esperanto and Interlingua, among others -- and neither of those two has ever accumulated more than a nerd-fringe following.
Also -- Given the increasing role of the internet in today's discourse... If you actually intend for this to have *practical* value, then you should probably focus on WRITTEN language, rather than spoken language.
(I noticed that you spelled the numbers with IPA symbols -- suggesting that you're trying to make a *spoken* language. That doesn't have good odds... I mean, it's hard enough to even get different speakers of the SAME language, with different accents, to understand each other!)
But, yeah... I am definitely ultimate language nerd. So, interested... What's the goal here?0
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