Category Archives: conlanging

Nails

I’ve spent most of the evening filing down some false nails to wear in the morning. They’re black, but I’ve painted some silver ankhs on them, rising up from the bed like a tree. It’s very rare I get in touch with my feminine side, but recently it’s started to come out a bit. The morning before I went off on holiday, I had a massive urge to wear eyeliner for the first time in going on ten years. I’m getting sick of my pasty white nails anyway, and I want to someday experiment with filing false nails down into patterns. I feel it very exploitable.

As I slowly chip away on the website, you may now notice there is a Yuniyu section under construction. I hope to make a basic guide to the language avaliable at first then adding more complicated things such as grammar later on. This is to enable people getting to grips from it from the start to master the basics then move onto more complicated things.

Such is the fun of conlanging and nail design.

Yuniyu

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.