I was trying to find the link for the kinda’-cool-if-pretty-geeky Alphabet Synthesis Machine, when I stumbled across a bunch of sites from a subculture I didn’t even know existed: language creators.
Apparently, creating a “model language” is like playing with a model train set. How, I’m not quite sure, but the general gist is that “model languages exist on paper or in computer files and may be shared only with a few close friends or may be used to give depth to imaginary worlds read or watched by millions.” There’s even a top 10 list and software to help you create a language. You can also start with the Language Construction Kit, a web guide to creating your own language from start to finish. It all seems kind of strange to me, but hey, who am I to judge?
… especially when I took the time to use the Alphabet Synthesis Machine to generate my own alphabet, download it, and install it as a font on my PC.
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