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Conlang! [khanlæŋ!]: Creating Constructed Languages – FREE 4-part Workshop – Session One

Join us on Wednesday, August 1st at 7 pm at Brooks Memorial Library, as Dean Easton teaches the first session of a FREE 4-part workshop! Dean Easton has been exploring and creating conlangs for many years, and recently taught a class at the Compass School. With graduate degrees in English and linguistics, and teaching experience in high schools and colleges in Turkey, China, Japan, Korea and the U.S., he brings a wealth of experience to conlanging and teaching.

What’s a Conlang?

– Game of Thrones clip/Daenerys speaking Dothraki; Fellowship of the Ring/Aragorn and Arwen speaking Sindarin

What’s a Language? – Five Linguistic Terms to Know, and Why
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
worksheet for creating sounds and words

Why Create Conlangs? [brainstorming with the group]

You Shoot, You Score
kinds of conlangs and your conlang goals – worksheet to help participants zero in on the kind of conlang they’d like to create

Ways to Create 1: Numbers and a Naming Language
worksheet to help participants generate numbers 1-10 and words/elements for creating place-names