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Introduce your friends to your friends and you will see they will be friends. Love you girls. ❤️ #love #girls #traveltheworld #mylife #lovethischickas #fantasylanguage

Today I'm back to #languagebuilding because part three is making me crazy. #facepalm ... if you've seen some of my posted #language I need some name inspiration. Anyone want their name written? It'll make me feel creative without actually working on content.... #halp 😅✍️ #procrastination #fantasylanguage #fantasyauthor #worldbuilding

The scribbled notes you see here are just fragments from a ridiculous undertaking that I've embarked upon for a series of stories that I have been writing for 13 years. I realized upon revisiting my writings (even from three years ago) that there were gigantic holes in my work that made it read like nothing more than a Lord of the Rings or Skyrim fan-fiction. This was due in part to names and phrases that were nonsensically pulled together from Latin / Sanskrit / Greek / Germanic roots but that, while interesting, were a mess, and an amateur-at-best attempt at throwing together "fantasy-sounding-names." A lot of writers do this. And the result can be awful. Great writers like Tolkien managed to put in the work to actually create their own languages to anchor their characters, places, and things in a mythology that as a result, felt real. When you read Tolkien, you believe in his world, because everything is well anchored in archetypes that have been constructed from the ground up, as any history would be. So, it dawned on me that if I ever wanted to complete my stories and not have them read like a Game Of Thrones fanfic, I needed to actually create a language for my world, and not just throw together names that sounded "fantasy-ee." I have a spreadsheet where I have begun to build sounds / prefixes / suffixes, and once I have a basic lexicon completed, I'm going to use the programming language Python to automate thousands of phrases from the root words that I will have built, and save myself hundreds of hours. Then, I will design glyphs in a couple of variations for each phrase. It's too soon to say, as I've just now scratching the surface of this endeavor, but if I am successful in this task I intend to publish the work as open-source for writers to use freely. To my knowledge, there are few if any open-source fantasy languages that are complete. If I fail to complete this, at least I will publish the notes and videos of this crazy experiment, to clue would-be fictional world builders in on how this process works. All the while, I can't help but feel that this project, while a lot of fun, is a giant distraction from the actual work of writing the story.

Meet one of my central characters. He's the result of a little fantasy doodling this afternoon. I'm aware that drawing isn't my strongest point haha but why not try eh... Jįúr múrthjįomæno įt translates as 'I bear you' which means 'hey mate, great to see you' 😁🤓 #amdrawing #amwriting #fantasy #creative #fantasylanguage #characters

Proud to say that the Author is my amazing husband - Matthew D. Coombes 😊
And you can order his book on Ebay and Amazon! ✒📚 The Elvish Writing Systems of J.R.R Tolkien has been written as a guide to understanding the ways in which the 'most popular author of the 20th century' was inspired to write the Elvish languages and a means by which the writing systems they used can be appreciated. • Learn to write using the same systems as the Elves, Dwarves and Orcs • Discover the history of the Elvish languages and who spoke them • Use clear tables and diagrams as a reference to write any language in Elvish lettering • Understand the way in which J.R.R. Tolkien write his languages • Gain access to information to learn all you need to about Elvish languages 
Beginning with the history of Middle-earth this book will take you on a fantastical journey into the phonoaesthetics of the Cirth, Sarati, Moon-letters, Tengwar and much more. Covering languages such as Sindarin and Quenya, you will learn how to write using a number of Elvish writing systems quickly and correctly. In addition to the original work contributed by the author, the resources used to compile the information include J.R.R. Tolkien's works, Vinyar Tengwar, Parma Eldalamberon and the Forodrim index. Following a history of Tolkien's career in writing systems and an overview of the evolution of Elvish languages, the aesthetic principles of invented language is also discussed. An introduction to articulation is then covered before a discussion of Elvish-specific phonology, and the principles of transliteration. The Starlight writing systems, Runes and Tengwar are then covered in detail, including consonants, vowels, diphthongs, digraphs and trigraphs specific to each orthography. Labialisation, palatalisation, homorganic nasalisation and other relevant modifications are also discussed to give a complete and concise coverage of Tolkien's Elvish writing.
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I just watched Arrival this weekend and it got me thinking about how language shapes thought. I just had an awesome revelation on how certain Ielirian vowel shapes affect the meaning of a word. More to come soon!
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Almost done with the next lesson. It'll be up on my Patreon soon!

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Today I'm back to #languagebuilding because part three is making me crazy. #facepalm ... if you've seen some of my posted #language I need some name inspiration. Anyone want their name written? It'll make me feel creative without actually working on content.... #halp 😅✍️ #procrastination #fantasylanguage #fantasyauthor #worldbuilding

Proud to say that the Author is my amazing husband - Matthew D. Coombes 😊
And you can order his book on Ebay and Amazon! ✒📚 The Elvish Writing Systems of J.R.R Tolkien has been written as a guide to understanding the ways in which the 'most popular author of the 20th century' was inspired to write the Elvish languages and a means by which the writing systems they used can be appreciated. • Learn to write using the same systems as the Elves, Dwarves and Orcs • Discover the history of the Elvish languages and who spoke them • Use clear tables and diagrams as a reference to write any language in Elvish lettering • Understand the way in which J.R.R. Tolkien write his languages • Gain access to information to learn all you need to about Elvish languages 
Beginning with the history of Middle-earth this book will take you on a fantastical journey into the phonoaesthetics of the Cirth, Sarati, Moon-letters, Tengwar and much more. Covering languages such as Sindarin and Quenya, you will learn how to write using a number of Elvish writing systems quickly and correctly. In addition to the original work contributed by the author, the resources used to compile the information include J.R.R. Tolkien's works, Vinyar Tengwar, Parma Eldalamberon and the Forodrim index. Following a history of Tolkien's career in writing systems and an overview of the evolution of Elvish languages, the aesthetic principles of invented language is also discussed. An introduction to articulation is then covered before a discussion of Elvish-specific phonology, and the principles of transliteration. The Starlight writing systems, Runes and Tengwar are then covered in detail, including consonants, vowels, diphthongs, digraphs and trigraphs specific to each orthography. Labialisation, palatalisation, homorganic nasalisation and other relevant modifications are also discussed to give a complete and concise coverage of Tolkien's Elvish writing.
#MatthewDavidCoombes #MattCoombes #ElvishWritingSystemsOfJRRTolkien #Tolkien #Writer #Scientist #Elvish #Bookish #BookStagram #Book #BookWorm #Literature #Science #Research #Linguistics #FantasyLanguage #FairyTale #LordOfTheRings #LOTR #England #BooksStore

Proud to say that the Author is my amazing husband - Matthew D. Coombes 😊
And you can order his book on Ebay and Amazon! ✒📚 The Elvish Writing Systems of J.R.R Tolkien has been written as a guide to understanding the ways in which the 'most popular author of the 20th century' was inspired to write the Elvish languages and a means by which the writing systems they used can be appreciated. • Learn to write using the same systems as the Elves, Dwarves and Orcs • Discover the history of the Elvish languages and who spoke them • Use clear tables and diagrams as a reference to write any language in Elvish lettering • Understand the way in which J.R.R. Tolkien write his languages • Gain access to information to learn all you need to about Elvish languages 
Beginning with the history of Middle-earth this book will take you on a fantastical journey into the phonoaesthetics of the Cirth, Sarati, Moon-letters, Tengwar and much more. Covering languages such as Sindarin and Quenya, you will learn how to write using a number of Elvish writing systems quickly and correctly. In addition to the original work contributed by the author, the resources used to compile the information include J.R.R. Tolkien's works, Vinyar Tengwar, Parma Eldalamberon and the Forodrim index. Following a history of Tolkien's career in writing systems and an overview of the evolution of Elvish languages, the aesthetic principles of invented language is also discussed. An introduction to articulation is then covered before a discussion of Elvish-specific phonology, and the principles of transliteration. The Starlight writing systems, Runes and Tengwar are then covered in detail, including consonants, vowels, diphthongs, digraphs and trigraphs specific to each orthography. Labialisation, palatalisation, homorganic nasalisation and other relevant modifications are also discussed to give a complete and concise coverage of Tolkien's Elvish writing.

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Sketching how my gods' #pantheon could be represented in my #language 🤔✍️ #amsketching #fantasyauthor #wip #penandink #languagebuilding

Finishing up some #languagebuilding tonight. Blue markers indicate the letter combination has an identical twin. #uhoh #watchout #language #fantasyauthor

Trying to think of a fun name for today when I saw a friend of mine post about "Thirteen-Page Thursdays". That's a lot, but I'll do my best!

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