A selection of Members
Sebastian Alfonso (USA 2017) Lambengolmor
Joel Anderson (USA 2015) Joel Anderson, despite rumors to the contrary, is not a Klingon. He is however: 1) A Software Engineer who has worked in software development and the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He still remembers the "good old days" when computing online meant dialing with a rotary phone, using his VIC 20. 2) A science fiction enthusiast, Joel may occasionally need to be reminded that he is a human, from Earth. 3) A language hobbyist who enjoys building programs that use science fiction languages, especially those found in the worlds of Star Trek. 4) A card carrying member of the Klingon Language Institute. See his article in the institute's journal, HolQeD, "Building a Klingon Computer".
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.
Sascha Baer (Switzerland 2015) Moderator of /r/conlangs and the associated discord server (check www.reddit.com/r/cdninvite if you wish to join). Conlanger for a number of years that would generally be put in the paucal number and creator of a language called Mesak.
Doug Ball (USA 2009) Inventor of Skerre. Professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
J.S. Bangs (USA 2014) Creator of Yivrian and Praseo, and the Phonix sound change engine
Michael Barz (USA 2017)
Justin Biggi (Italy 2017)
Billy J. B. (Sweden 2012) Founder and administrator of the MediaWiki-based conlang site Linguifex ( http://linguifex.com ) and one of the Facebook-based conlang groups ( http://facebook.com/groups/constructedlanguages/ ). I am þe creator of several Indo-European conlang sketches (Germanic, Italic, own) and a few odd fraglangs.
Pete Bleackley (UK 2015) Creator of Khangaþyagon and iljena. Local host of LCC6. Associate Editor of Speculative Grammarian.
Lucille Blumire (UK 2017)
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.
Padraic Brown (USA 2010)
Galen Buttitta (USA 2017)
Rob Cabe (USA 2017)
Nicolás Matías Campi (Argentina 2017)
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)
George Corley (USA 2011)
Jorge Cristino (Portugal 2009)
Eva Danese (Italy 2015)
Ralph L. DeCarli (USA 2011) Creator of Instrumentation
Jeffrey Denniston (USA 2016)
David G. Durand (USA 2007)
Martin Edwardes (UK 2016) Creator of Pravic for Night School on Anarres project. Also interested in cants and cryptic languages, esp. Polari. Teaches language creation module at King's College London, and looking to start after-school conlang club project at local schools.
Joseph Engelhardt (USA 2017)
E M Epps (USA 2010) Creator of Hadra.
Eudecus (USA 2017)
Fenhl (Germany 2011) Mostly interested in collaborative conlangs (colllangs). Creator of Batu and Wanya; co-creator of Wyunurisi, Naeso, Jayus, and Ęndehl; and member of the Viossa project.
Alex Fink (USA 2010)
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.
German86ar (Argentina 2015)
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.
Alexander Hailman (USA 2017)
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."
Veronica Hamilton (USA 2010) Initial creator of the Brooding language, author of Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of MYST and Beyond, and general creator of imaginative ephemera.
John Harness (USA 2017) Also a member of the Klingon Language Institute
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
Jesse Holmes (USA 2014) Creator of the Dryadic languages, Klubnarg, Dundrulan, Pilmacian, and many others.
Alexis Huchelmann (France 2015) Part-time conlanger while studying linguistics. My main creation is Old Greedian, more or less carefully wrought for a friend's novel, along with other premodern, ergative, plural-less languages. More on that on Ideopedia, the french conlanging wiki.
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)
Jacqueline (Italy 2017) I love learning and creating non-alphanumeric languages. I've studied Japanese for almost a year, and am learning Chinese in school. Learning languages is a major passion of mine; I was late to class once because I discovered that Tibetan has stroke order. I enjoy creating character sets that are consistent, unambiguous, and efficient, and I draw ideas from languages around the world.
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 (Gutiška Rasta - East Germanic a posteriori), and Dlatci (a priori). Current developer and curator of the Brooding language (a priori), originally created by Veronica Hamilton and Ryan Long for the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company.
Nina-Kristine Johnson (USA 2016)
Jeffrey S. Jones (USA 2010) I have worked on 'Yemls, K'tlê, Jaguar, and probably hundreds of small partial sketches.
Kevin Keith (USA 2017)
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.
Anne Lyle (UK 2017) Writer, web developer and all-round geek. Author of Elizabethan fantasy novels "The Alchemist of Souls", "The Merchant of Dreams" and "The Prince of Lies", which feature two non-human conlangs.
michael mabbot (UK 2017)
Murdoch Macleod (Canada 2016)
Piermaria Maraziti (Italy 2012) Has been conlanging since he can remember.
Brianna Marcroft (USA 2017)
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"
Oliver Mayeux (UK 2016) PhD Candidate, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.
mek (USA 2016)
Jan Michalsky (Germany 2016)
James Miller (Australia 2010)
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)
Ty Nakama (USA 2017)
Philip Newton (Germany 2011)
Patrick Niedzielski (USA 2014)
Dan Nielsen (USA 2017)
Matthew Niemi (USA 2015) PhD student in Islamic Studies at Indiana University
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.
Seán O'Neil (USA 2017) Current president of the LCS student chapter at the University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Aaron Parker (USA 2017) Aaron is a student at Harding University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: The Vocal Interpretation of Ancient Languages and Literatures. In this degree, Aaron's focus is on the interaction of textuality, orality, and literature in the ancient world through the study of ancient languages, communication, theology, linguistics, and music.
Dan Parson (USA 2017) Founder of Sidosi, advancing and promoting Solresol (the universal musical language) since 2011. Also, web developer, computer technician, musician, and barefooter.
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 lead - open source video game project with voxel world and more!
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.
Grayson Richardson (USA 2013)
Julius Roberge (USA 2011)
Zachary Roe (USA 2017)
Marina Rohloff (Germany 2017)
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.
Sea (USA 2017)
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.
Beverly Skinner (Canada 2017)
Phil Slater (Canada 2017)
Tim Smith (USA 2013)
Jessica Smith (USA 2017)
Rodrigo Solano (Brazil 2012) Allamej is a hybrid language constructed by Rodrigo Solano between 1995 and 2005, using a mixed structure and lexicon based on languages belonging to the linguistic subfamilies: Bantu, Celtic, Chinese, Germanic, Japanese, Latin, Persian, Quechua, Semitic, Slavic, Thai, Tupi, Turkish and Yoruba among others. Its name is made of the syllabic roots “al”, from Germanic, meaning "all" or "all", “lam”, from Semitic, meaning "world" and “ej”, from Turkish and meaning language. The final name would have the approximate meaning in English "The whole world language".
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.
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
Gordon Tisher (Canada 2017)
Kristen Tregar (USA 2017) Presently a PhD student in Theatre and Drama at UC San Diego.
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)
Sheri Wells-Jensen (USA 2012)
Larry White (USA 2016)
Peyton Williams (USA 2017) At the time of the start of this membership, I am 17 years old. I was born in Germany and live in the United States. I am a leftist activist and an indie author. I am the creator of Radiant, a constructed language based on a 27-letter alphabet with Gaelic, Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic symbols and that has a vocabulary derived from all the world's languages.
Sophia Willowood (USA 2017) Academically trained as a philosopher. Sadly, an accountant for money. Trekkie for life! Interested in philosophical languages as well as creating languages for the micronation movement. My own language, Sturanitian, was created for an in-progress micronation project for example.