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Chicago Ted


"Friendship" is a magical-class noun.

What Have I Written?
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So, You've Stumbled Upon My Page. . .

Welcome. I'm Chicago Ted -- linguist, author, editor, usually in that order.

I've always had a thing for language -- all the better to understand the chaotic world around me. Which is why I ended up teaching myself linguistics in high school, and when I joined the fandom back in 2014, starting my writing career here on Fimfiction.

I have a penchant for taking my own experiences -- both good and bad -- and putting them on paper. I may also apply my own expertise in my stories, boiling them down into a way other people can understand. Then of course, I do drabble in poëtry at times, telling a story partially -- or even entirely -- in verse. To all of these I also add a spoonful of magic and harmony, to entertain that particular audience. If that's something you like to see, then feel free to make yourself at home here.

Is my writing that good? Eh, that's your call to make. But I at least strive to make my writing as clear as possible, even if it borders on technical, to avoid any (unintentional) misinterpretation, as I have always been wont to do myself.

Thanks for stopping by!
-- Chicago Ted

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If I may offer a bit of critique? Instead of starting with the number of letters, start with the number of phonemes -- the sounds in a language that carry meaning. English has far more than twenty-six phonemes, and its spelling is infamously horrendous, so starting with the script (apart from a rudimentary transcription system, but even then I'd advocate using pure IPA) is only going to handicap you.

Oh, don't worry about that. I learned and implemented that after when I realized the sounds for each letter made a really long and ugly word, so most of the letters have two sounds (one when at the start of a sentence and one near the end. Words with an odd number of letters either have the accent applied to them or the middle letter uses both sounds, creating a new word).

Hmm, curious. I've tried tackling that myself several years ago. It's fascinating to watch the Latin script turn into a quasi-featural alphabet.

In any case, good luck with your conlanging!

Well, it's been a long while since I worked on them. They were meant to be for a book series, but as I can't find anyone to publish them, I stopped working.

Still, for the sounds, that second language had six sounds per letter, but that throws away the positioning part. I was thinking of doing a cardinal system where there could be five sounds per letter. The sound used would depend on the position of a majority of its body: North, South, East, West, or Middle

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I'm no linguist, but I tried my hand at making a language.

Hey, sounds awesome! Language construction can be a very creative process, and I always like seeing the results.

I used the latin alphabet as a basis for the number of letters to start with (ended up with two short since one acts as a sort of accent on a letter that changes its pronunciation). So many rules to keep in mind though.

If I may offer a bit of critique? Instead of starting with the number of letters, start with the number of phonemes -- the sounds in a language that carry meaning. English has far more than twenty-six phonemes, and its spelling is infamously horrendous, so starting with the script (apart from a rudimentary transcription system, but even then I'd advocate using pure IPA) is only going to handicap you.

Been trying to do a second one with a very small amount of letters but which can be sectioned and mix-and-matched together.

Hmm, curious. I've tried tackling that myself several years ago. It's fascinating to watch the Latin script turn into a quasi-featural alphabet.

In any case, good luck with your conlanging!

A linguist, eh? I'm no linguist, but I tried my hand at making a language. I used the latin alphabet as a basis for the number of letters to start with (ended up with two short since one acts as a sort of accent on a letter that changes its pronunciation). So many rules to keep in mind though.

Been trying to do a second one with a very small amount of letters but which can be sectioned and mix-and-matched together. Very hard.

Thank you for the favorite on Silence and Motion.

I live in the Chicago area too!

Thanks for the favorite!:pinkiesmile:

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