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Ark language

Sat 26 Sep 2020, 15:25

One thing that's been percolating in my mind for quite a bit is....what would the language of the Ark sound like? Here we have some 200 mutants who grew up just about without adult supervision. Like, the Elder was the only adult. Adults are otherwise a really important vector for language socialization for children.

So what would an Ark language sound like when children have grown up together without that adult guidance or any form of schooling? I'm guessing the vocabulary would be small, and that few in the Ark could use words with too many syllables or words that express very complex abstractions.

I get somewhat inspired by the Cloud Atlas language:

"cogg – v. to know or recognize. I cogged for the first time there’n’then. I knowed why I shudn’t kill this Kona.
curio – n. curiosity. But her answers didn’t quench my curio none, nay, not a flea.
The Fall - n. the apocalypse, 106 winters before the time of the Valleysmen, described as a period of flashbangin’. Back when the Fall was fallin’, humans f’got the makin’ o’ fire.
far-far ­– adj. very far. I cogged she was far-far from her own fam’ly’n’kin.
howzit - interj. Valleysmen greeting similar to “How are you?” or “How’s it going?” Past Cluny’s Dwellin’ a bro o’ mine, Gubboh Hogboy shouted, “Howzit.”"

But...let's brainstorm around this! Gimme some ideas on an Ark vocabulary!
 
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Re: Ark language

Mon 28 Sep 2020, 03:56

My first thought is that delving into the language twins form (i.e. cryptophasia) might be interesting.

"Twin languages are simple, just as simple as necessary, one might say. For one, they freely mix subjects, verbs, and objects, putting the most important item first in any context. In an Estonian study a child said, in his private language, “Again I foyer toward write come.” (Estonian grammar would have dictated, “I come again to the foyer to write.”) Negation appears at the sentence’s beginning or end, regardless of where it appears in the native language. Thus one Swiss child said, “Bobby, here drive no!” instead of, “Bobby, don’t drive here!” Verbs aren’t conjugated. There’s no way to locate things or events in time and space. And finally, twin languages almost never use pronouns, just proper names."

Check out links below. I can tell you that I added Poto and Cabengo to my name generator (you'll see why) LOL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptopha ... g%20speech.

http://www.cryptophasia.de/Pages/Examples.html#

https://slate.com/human-interest/2011/0 ... speak.html
 
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Re: Ark language

Tue 27 Oct 2020, 15:06

My first thought is that delving into the language twins form (i.e. cryptophasia) might be interesting.

"Twin languages are simple, just as simple as necessary, one might say. For one, they freely mix subjects, verbs, and objects, putting the most important item first in any context. In an Estonian study a child said, in his private language, “Again I foyer toward write come.” (Estonian grammar would have dictated, “I come again to the foyer to write.”) Negation appears at the sentence’s beginning or end, regardless of where it appears in the native language. Thus one Swiss child said, “Bobby, here drive no!” instead of, “Bobby, don’t drive here!” Verbs aren’t conjugated. There’s no way to locate things or events in time and space. And finally, twin languages almost never use pronouns, just proper names."

Check out links below. I can tell you that I added Poto and Cabengo to my name generator (you'll see why) LOL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptopha ... g%20speech.

http://www.cryptophasia.de/Pages/Examples.html#

https://slate.com/human-interest/2011/0 ... speak.html
Thanks! This is awesome!
 
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Re: Ark language

Tue 27 Oct 2020, 15:43

Love to see any work or results. Good luck

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