As some of you know, I’m a keen conlanger. Mainly my conlanging skills are put to use in fantasy or fun contexts, but I am also working on a universal language.
Indeed called Yuniyu, meaning a “universal language” and bringing together elements from two of the most widely-spoken and understood language families in the world- Indo-European (mainly grammar) and Sino-Tibetan (mainly vocab). This enables the language to reach a maximum possible audience without overcomplicating things. It can also be used in teaching contexts- I am aware of at least one school using Esperanto in order to prepare children for learning European languages- for both Chinese and English learners, particularly those ESL students in the Far East.
I plan to overhaul my website in the coming weeks and a Yuniyu section will be prominent. Bear in mind that I am not a native speaker of any Sino-Tibetan language or Japanese or Korean, so any anachronisms and mistakes can be directed to me.
Now have a sample or two:
Nihao/Halo (either is acceptable)– hello.
Ik nam a…– My name is…
Ik a… yar– I’m… years old.
Ik ju: en… (the colon indicates an elongated vowel)– I live in…
Ta:a Misa… . Si shwo: Yuniyu e Doiyu e Inyu– This is Mx. … . Se speaks Yuniyu, German and English.
Feel free to tell me what you think.