Welcome to Rhapsody Langs!
I'm Natanya, known perhaps to some of you as Ari or jan Usawi, and I've been conlanging in some fashion or another for a decent number of years. I tend towards strange engelang concepts, but have dipped my toe in the naturalism pool once or twice.
My current conlangs are:
- Rhapsodaic: My one conlang I consider complete, for which this site is named, where all root words refer to emotional states, and anything that isn't an emotion has to be phrased in terms of the feelings it has, elicits, or can otherwise be associated with.
- Anyaruez: A personal conlang for exploring conceptual metaphor and new-for-me grammatical features with a veneer of naturalism.
- Mynda: A zero-copula but also only-copula attempt at a "verbless conlang."
- Lanwe: A personal minilang for my inner child.
- Pentacameral: A revival of an older written engelang, now built around an idiosyncratic element system and astrological (?) morphology (?).
- wijasa kemin: A jokelang relex of Toki Pona where all words are replaced with tokiponizations of English-language gaming slang (the name of the language can be rendered as "VR Chat Gaming"). After a few vocabulary tweaks, it will most likely be my second ever "finished" conlang.
I also have some less current conlangs:
- My first conlang, of which I don't remember the name, was intended to be a magical language for a fictional story of mine. I remember very little of it, but it had infixes before I knew that infixes were a real thing in natlangs.
- I followed this up with Nóretlan, another attempt at a magical language where all words were made from applying haphazard sound changes to English words. I was very much at the peak of the Dunning-Kruger curve here, knowing many more grammatical terms but not sufficiently understanding them.
- Haoka, perhaps my first conlang proper, featured some interesting word order changes for specific verbs, two distinct copulas, some culture-specific words (despite not really having a culture it was made for), and a pretty neat alphasyllabary. I made use of the language in an art project once, but it hasn't seen much use or development since.
- Pweta was meant to be a language for birds, and I'm pretty sure all my work on it consisted of word-coining and script-making. I do remember its having a neat phonology, but the entire lack of nasal consonants (only nasal vowels) made translating the names of friends of mine a bit tricky.
- Sóe Haen marked a return to conlanging for me, and was intended to have simple enough grammar that I could focus most of my energy on building its lexicon. It's not my favorite, but to this day it's the biggest lexicon I've made for a language yet.
- Ahewa is a more recent take on the magical language concept, this time using an animacy system to "inject life" into verbs and make them act, rather than just different verb endings for magical tenses. Definitely much more grammatically robust than Noretlan; I might come back to it in the future.
- Pentacameral's writing system used to be the basis for Ennoic, a try at making a 5-morpheme language. Weirdly enough I was able to make a word for "banana" in it, which was much longer than the word for "to cover one's tracks when running away from home," but it eventually stopped being fun.
- I come back now and then to another tokiponido of mine, Malsa Ixa, designed specifically for better conveyance of common topics and experiences in occult, esoteric, metaphysical, spiritual, witchy, and other such spheres.
- Lion's Code, named solely based on vibes, was an attempt to write sentences in the form of astrological charts, where planets and asteroids constitute nouns and degrees of the ecliptic constitute verbs. Never could figure out a syntax for that one.
- There was an unnamed musical conlang with the goal of making sentences sound more structured and "musical." Semantic spaces and modalities were also structured around traditional astrological symbolism, as well as a beginner's understanding of Carnatic ragas. It didn't work the way I hoped it would (or at all), but it'd be nice to revive some of the concepts there.
- There's also a very unfinished VSO ergative conlang still in my Notes app. It also never got a name.
Some favorite other people's conlangs of mine include:
- Toki Pona, as you may have guessed.
- A few tokiponidos, namely:
- kata nemune, to which I've contributed a word.
- toka epena, a dormant in-progess combination of Toki Pona and Ithkuil (!!).
- Viossa, which I hope to one day have the time and dedication to relearn.
- The Glide Language; I lament not having known about this language back when its online resources were still up and usable.
- Quenya and Sindarin, for kickstarting my conlanging journey.