A selection of Members
William S. Annis (USA 2012)
Anthony Aristar (USA 2012) Retired professor of Linguistics. Founder of LINGUIST List. Focus: historical linguistics and endangered languages. Building complete worlds using GIS.
Mike Bacon (USA 2013) Atlanta, GA. creator of Kardak.
Doug Ball (USA 2009) Doug is the creator of the Skerre language.
J.S. Bangs (USA 2014) Creator of Yivrian and Praseo, and the Phonix sound change engine
Michael Barz (USA 2017)
Pete Bleackley (UK 2015) Creator of Khangaþyagon and iljena. Local host of LCC6. Associate Editor of Speculative Grammarian.
Donald Boozer (USA 2009) The official Conlang Librarian, Don is the creator of Dritok.
Christian Borillo (USA 2016) Creator of the Minhast Language, and the conland of Minhay
Francesco Bravin (Italy 2013) creator of the Danan language, a fictional ancient indo-european language.
Scott Brewer (USA 2017) I am a dual-track M.A./Ph.D. student of linguistics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia focusing on historical and comparative linguistics. I have bachelor's degree in Russian language and linguistics from the same institution and have studied several other languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Old and Middle English, Ancient Greek, and Latin. I have been working on a family of conlangs for a little over three years now, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Jeffrey Brown (USA 2009) τεμεηια - The Temenia project is a model of the process by which an international auxiliary language is constructed, as well as an example language constructed by that process. Temenia had its first speakers conference in 2011. You can view the conference website here.
Galen Buttitta (USA 2017)
Sol Cajueiro (Brazil 2016)
Sally Caves (USA 2008) Conlang: Teonaht. Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractable claws." I have worked on this language and its culture for about fifty years. The extensive webpages with drawings and samples of my script vanished when I abandoned GoDaddy, and will be restored on WordPress when I learn how to navigate it (help would be most welcome!). Teonaht is largely an a priori language with some lexical borrowings as its inhabitants mingle, clandestinely, with our own, but they remain largely isolated, and ever so slightly inhuman. I'm finishing a long novel devoted to them. Teonaht has some peculiar features, notably its OSV structure in formal writing and speaking (SOV in vernacular speech), and prefixing tense and aspect information on pronouns instead of the verbs. It makes a morphological distinction between volitional and non-volitional action and a large set of irregular nouns borrowed from a dead language, Nenddeyly. In the meantime I can direct you to the translation made by my ammanuensis, Issytra, of a Conlang Relay text she felt was utterly baffling: http://conlang.org/language-creation-conference/lcc5/3-teonaht/. My early machinima (or Real Time Animation--made under the sobriquet "Textcavation" and director "Hypatia Pickens") has me singing in Teonaht.
Thomas Charbonnel (France 2017)
John E. Clifford (USA 2007) Epigone: Loglan, Lojban, aUI, toki pona (tpnimi.blogspot.com)
Jorge Cristino (Portugal 2009)
Mechthild Czapp (Ireland 2011) I am a conlanger since 2001, mostly working on Rejistanian but also have several side projects like Neoquux.
Eva Danese (Italy 2015)
Ralph L. DeCarli (USA 2011) Creator of Instrumentation
Joseph Engelhardt (USA 2017)
E M Epps (USA 2010) Creator of Hadra.
Eudecus (USA 2017)
Alex Fink (USA 2010)
Gaffney Flancer (USA 2016)
Shawn Fluhr (USA 2017) I have been working on a single conlang for a while: kyrete /kʊ.ɹe.te/ (priori). It is constructed primarily of semantic primes. Have some example text: [ta tavyso ki ce vysoki ji/] /ta...ta.vʊ.so...ki...ʈʃe...vʊ.so.ki...i/. Here is a crash course (in under 750 characters). [so] is "life". [vy] is "air". [vyso] is "air-life" or "plant". [ta] is "big". [tavyso] is "big-plant" or "tree". [ki] is "a place". [vysoki] is "plant-place" or "garden". The sentence reads: [There is a big tree in my garden.]. With this information you can determine the meaning of any word by its pronunciation. [tavysoki] is "big-plant-place" which could be used for "forest". So can [netavyso] "many-trees" or [netasomi] "many-big-life-earth" meaning "biosphere".
Amanda Furrow (USA 2007)
LJ Garcia (USA 2015) I've been a conlanger since 2010, lover of everything language.
John Gluckman (USA 2016)
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets (Netherlands 2011) Christophe is the creator of Moten and Narbonese. Also, his is the crazy mind that invented Maggel.
Aidan Grey (USA 2009) Gay, married, bearded, right-handed conlanger/six-cats owner in Aurora, Co, conlanging since 1983. Main project is Táálen, but was responsible for the mostly defunct Ardalang project (one of Muke Tever's lands is the last existent lang, I believe) and an ongoing series of practice sentences maaaaany years ago.
Emre Hakguder (USA 2017) "I'm a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Chicago. I received my M.A. in linguistics at Bogazici University, Istanbul. I'm a native speaker of Turkish and my linguistic interests lie mostly in sign languages. I do typological research in the phonology, prosody and syntax of around 10 sign languages from around the world.
I received my undergrad in advertising and my first M.A. in graphic design and worked in design and architecture for 5 years before committing full time to linguistics."
Scott L. Hamilton (USA 2010)
Tony Harris (USA 2012) Tony's most important language is Alurhsa, with Tariatta as a secondary and a number of others as yet only minimally developed.
Zack Hart (USA 2014)
Jan Havliš (Czech Republic 2011) Jan's language creations are summarized here, under the green triangle window of the tower temple. Some pages of the individual languages might be slightly out-of-date, but still give relevant info.
Jim Henry (USA 2010) Jim Henry
(USA 2010) gjâ-zym-byn,
a personal language; Glossotechnia,
the language invention card game
Jeremy Holland (USA 2016)
James Hopkins (USA 2012) "Itlani is my main conlang. My other languages are (in order of most development): Djanari (Nordsh), Semerian (Pomolito Zulu), Djiran (Ijira Rova) and Lastulani (Lastig Klendum). Five in all, all spoken in the planet Itlán (the venue of my soon to be published novel Circle of the Lantern."
Alex Igbineweka (USA 2017) Guosa is a Nigerian and West African common indigenous future lingua franca for unity, identity, political stability, tourism, arts, culture and science. There are about 400 different ethnic languages, dialects in Nigeria and about twice this number in other West African nations. presently, Guosa consists of more than 120 of these diverse tongues and it all started with two language interlarding in the beginning about 1964. The language is evolution of scientifically detailed units of traditional African words from different languages and cultures, so that in the future, the West African nations or ECOWAS should take their positive stand in the communities of world lingua franca nations such as the East Africa, North Africa, France, etc.
Nosakhare Ikponmwosa (Nigeria 2017)
Jaana iloivar (USA 2016) Conlang is just one of the arts I have been wildly cycling through from my youth to present.
Kelvin Jackson (USA 2011)
Elijah James (UK 2017) Wyrdsmyth, seasoned & weathered, semi-retired, Deleuzean schizze, considerable Mancunian, rural reunionist, confederate-voter.
Jerome G (France 2016)
David Johnson (UK 2010) David is the creator of the Lemohai, Õtari and Classical Leheitak languages.
BenJamin P. Johnson (USA 2014) Germanicist, former IT Professional, beer brewer, cheese-maker, fountain pen enthusiast. Major personal conlangs include Northeadish (Germanic a posteriori), Maltcégj (a priori), Gutish (East Germanic a posteriori), and Dlatci (a priori). Current developer and curator of the Brooding language (a priori), originally created by Scott Hamilton and Ryan Long for the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company.
Nina-Kristine Johnson (USA 2016)
Jeffrey S. Jones (USA 2010) creator of 'Yemls and nameless others
Chloe Kittson (USA 2017) Screenwriter from the northern United States. Fascinated by any and all languages (but especially Spanish, French, Swedish, Latin, κοινὴ Greek, Irish, Dothraki, and the etymology and history of English). Conlanger since grade school -- I just didn't know there was a word for it until now!
Nadezda Kologreeva (Russian Federation 2017)
Rebecca Krause (USA 2017) Disabled queer conlanger and conworlder who explores social justice themes and alternative gender systems in her worlds. Fluent Esperanto speaker, non-linguist obsessed with conlangs, published poet under the pen name Catherine B. Krause.
Charles Labelle (France 2016)
Tionenji Lishomwa (UK 2016)
Ola Lisowska (Poland 2015) Graduate student of Slavic Linguistics, speaks English, German, Polish fluently, has a good understanding of Russian and Old Church Slavonic grammar, some basic knowledge of French. Fantasy and imagination enthusiast.
Louis M.E (Sweden 2016) A lover of Turkic and Mongolic languages, currently working on three natural conlangs and studying as a software developer, fluent in French, Spanish, English and Swedish.
Matthew MacLeod (USA 2016) Interests include language and linguistics, classical music (listening and performing), astronomy and cosmology, science-fiction (e.g. Star Trek), fantasy (e.g. Lord of the Rings), and more
Piermaria Maraziti (Italy 2012) Has been conlanging since he can remember.
Mark (USA 2016) My name is Mark. I have dabbled in language creation all my life. I LOVE LANGUAGE. I have two main languages I speak that I created: plamee Slavic, and plami Slavic. I am building these languages and developing a history for both, as both are tied in with eachother.
Lisa Maroski (USA 2016) Author, playwright
Riley Martinez-Lynch (USA 2015) Secretary-Treasurer, Logical Language Group (lojban)
Ed Maxwell (USA 2016) PhD, Linguistics, Northwestern University
Lecturer, Florida Gulf Coast University, Renaissance Academy, "Inventing Languages"
mek (USA 2016)
Jan Michalsky (Germany 2016)
James Miller (Australia 2010)
Paul Mitchell (USA 2015) Languages: SINGARRHO, Igh-fon, an unnamed project.
Sentaro Mizuta 水田 扇太郎 (Japan 2009) NOXILO (pronounced noshilo) is multimode language (SVO / SOV reversible and SVO / SOV / VSO triversible by the end of this year), and all Int'l Standard Words (ISW) has root on the wordhead. You can replace ISW with English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, or any other natural language.
William W Moore (USA 2017) I set out in 1957 to invent a universal language from scratch. I was seeking a logical or rational language, like math, that was not just a collection of arbitrary sounds, which would mean the same in every culture regardless of what other languages they already speak. In the process of "creating" language I discovered that the languages we already have are more "created" languages – products of forethought and design – and less products of "evolution" than they're commonly presumed to be. I'm still working at it.
Eric Morris (USA 2016)
Farinloye Ibukun Moses (Nigeria 2017) I am a strong supporter of created languages, especially the Guosa language. I have been working closely and in support Guosa language ever before my wife became a member of the Guosa Language Organization worldwide; and now she is the current President of the Guosa Language Association, University of Abuja Chapter, Nigeria.
Robert Marshall Murphy 武明帥 (USA 2013) Large project of Austronesian Hebrew at danayo.conlang.org. Other projects at linguifex.com/wiki/User:Aquatiki.
Cooper Nagengast (USA 2012)
Antonio Negrete (USA 2016) I am a computer engineer that loves languages and creating them.
Philip Newton (Germany 2011)
Dan Nielsen (USA 2017)
Nikita Monsterslayer (Worldwide 2015) Artist, writer, conlanger.
Natanya Norry (USA 2015)
Spencer O'Dowd (USA 2016) A conlanger with an unhealthy fixation on the way languages change over time, I specialise in the creation of language offshoots and dialects, whether they be real world languages or conlangs.
Chris O'Regan (Australia 2017)
Dorris Opara (Nigeria 2017) I love the Guosa language, a united common indigenous lingua franca for Nigeria and West Africa, a similar role of the Swahili language for the East Africa. Guosa will facilitate tourism, business, commerce and trades among all other things.
Andrea Patten (USA 2016) Continuing the work of my father, W. John Weilgart, PhD, on aUI, the Language of Space, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AUI_(constructed_language)
Matt Pearson (USA 2010) Matt is the creator of the Okuna language (formerly Tokana), and also the creator of the Thhtmaa language, which he created for the television series Dark Skies.
Trent Pehrson (USA 2017)
David Peterson (USA 2007) "I keve'ave'a, ka kupi ei foe leveya..." (Kamakawi, "Once upon a time, I was sitting by the sea...", from the LCC3 relay)
Rasmus Praestholm (USA 2016) Terasology project lead (Cervator)
David Prizio (USA 2017) Co-creator and manager of the Ta'agra Project. Ta'agra is the language of the Khajiit from the Elder Scrolls game series.
John Quijada (USA 2011)
Margaret Ransdell-Green (USA 2017) I am a graduate student in linguistics (documentary linguistics) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (Honolulu, HI) and I've been conlanging since 1998.
Kim Raymoure (USA 2011)
Grayson Richardson (USA 2013)
Rik Roots (UK 2009)
Sai (USA 2007) On the Design of an Ideal Language and other essays
David Salo (USA 2015) David splits his conlanging time between studying the languages of J.R.R. Tolkien and inventing conlangs of his own. He is the author of A Gateway to Sindarin and did language consultation on the filmed versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, in the course of which he developed languages based on Tolkien's Khuzdul, Orkish, and Black Speech. More recently he's been working on Nrtranya, an a posteriori Indo-European language. David is the owner of the Elfling mailing list (elfling.midgardsmal.com) and a moderator of the Facebook Constructed Languages page.
Christine Schreyer (Canada 2014)
Ángel Serrano Sánchez de León (Spain 2014) Creator of Aingeljã, a Romance-based conlang.
Rie Sheridan Rose (USA 2013)
Marcus Shiu 徐轶 (China 2012) Creator of the Akul language.
Phil Slater (Canada 2017)
Jessica Smith (USA 2017)
Sylvia Sotomayor (USA 2009) Creator of Kēlen: a verbless language.
Ian Spackman (UK 2017)
Jan van Steenbergen (Netherlands 2015) Creator of Wenedyk and Vozgian, co-creator of Interslavic. Works as a Polish-Dutch translator and interpreter. Main interests: slavistics, constructed languages.
Rowan Stephenson (USA 2017)
Tim Stoffel (USA 2011) My languages of most interest
are: Na'vi, Dothraki, Klingon and Lojban.
David Tait (UK 2013) Languages: "The Hopyratian Language", "The Eldich Language" and "The Fairish Language".
Lorinda J. Taylor (USA 2011) My languages: Shshi, !Ka<tá, and other termite and bird languages.
Conlang website: http://remembrancer.conlang.org. Related information at http://termitespeaker.blogspot.com and http://termitewriter.blogspot.com
Benjamin Tkach (USA 2016)
Hosanna Tolman (USA 2015)
Kristen Tregar (USA 2017) Presently a PhD student in Theatre and Drama at UC San Diego.
Brian Umberger's Media Endeavors (USA 2013) Artist. Author. Publisher. Gamer. Visionary. Creator of The Clockworld Chronicles "Cant of the Tears" (Books Under Development). For more information please visit me at ... http://conlang.umberger.me
G. van der Vegt (Netherlands 2010)
Iákovos Vlahakis (USA 2016)
Lee Walter (USA 2014) Current work is centered around the Anyuvin language (aka Varindjo) and the development of software to support conlang development.
Britton Watkins (USA 2013)
Victor Wåhlstrand Skärström (Sweden 2016) Physics undergraduate student from Gothenburg, Sweden.
Michael Weber (Austria 2012) Creator of Lemizh.
Lisa Weißbach (Germany 2015)
Larry White (USA 2016)