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ihykok  asked:

So you've made some languages for all of the races in your fantasy epic. Problem is, is keeping them straight and organized, and remembering which words you've made a word for for which culture. Is there an app or anything for that?

I’ve not tried any software/app (except for Vulgar, mentioned below), so I’m going to point you in the direction of some more general resources where you might find more specific recommendations. Several of these sites have full-fledged communities with forums where you might get specific help, too. 

For those that don’t know, there’s a whole community of people creating their own languages, whether it’s for stories they’re writing, roleplaying purposes, or just for fun. It’s called conlanging, or creating a conlang, for constructed language.

Because of course, there’s a wiki for conlangers, called FrathWiki.

FrathWiki has a page on conlang apps. It was last updated Nov. 2016.

A new player on the scene is Vulgar,* which can help you create one from scratch, although it helps if you know your phonemes from your morphemes and understand IPA. There’s a discussion of it on this subreddit, too. 

If you want to go old school, the two standard reference books are: 

The Language Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder, which has a website with online software at zompist.com.

The Art of Language Invention, by David J. Peterson, who’s pretty active here on Tumblr at @dedalvs – this is the guy who created Dothraki for Game of Thrones. 

More can be found at The Language Creation Society. 

*My home computer flags vulgarlang.com as potentially malicious, but my work computer, which has even higher security settings, does not.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

– Aliya

The lyrics are taken from a poem by Morris Rosenfeld commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It’s a few months yet until the anniversary, but the song came on while I was working (it also struck me for it’s similarity to Simon & Garfunkel’s El Condor Pasa (If I Could)).

These are the lyrics in English and Yiddish:

Mayn Rue Platz

Nit zukh mikh, vu die mirten grinen,
Gefinst mikh dortn nit, mayn shats.
Vu lebns velkn bay mashinen,
Dortn iz mayn rue plats.

Nit zukh mikh, vu die feygl zingn,
Gefinst mikh dortn nit, mayn shats.
A shklaf bin ikh, vu keytn klingn,
Dortn iz mayn rue plats.

Nit zukh mikh, vu fontanen shpritsn,
Gefinst mikh dortn nit, may shats.
Vu trern rinen, tseyner kritsn,
Dortn iz mayn rue plats.

Un libst du mikh mit varer libe,
To kum tsu mir, mayn guter shats.
Un hayter oyf mayn harts, dos tribe,
Un makh mir zis mayn rue plats.

Don’t look for me where myrtles are green.
You will not find me there, my beloved.
Where lives wither at the machines,
There is my resting place.

Don’t look for me where birds sing.
You will not find me there, my beloved.
I am a slave where chains ring,
There is my resting place.

Don’t look for me where fountains spray.
You will not find me there, my beloved.
Where tears flow and teeth gnash,
There is my resting place.

And if you love me with true love,
So come to me, my good beloved,
And cheer my gloomy heart
And make sweet my resting place.

Ticonderoga was originally built for the Noyes family of Marblehead in the thirties and named Tioga II. She was designed by L Francis Herreshoff and built in Quincy. This photo is from the 1950s by Morris Rosenfeld. Currently sails out of Antigua and Greenwich.

6

The Signs In Movies

ARIES-

-Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby (2013)

-Kara Hayward as Suzy Bishop in Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

-Emile Hirsch as Christopher McCandless in Into The Wild (2007)

-Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000)

-Abigail Breslin as Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

-James Franco as Aron Ralston in 127 Hours (2010) 

TAURUS- 

-Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001)

-Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun in The Notebook (2004)

-Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray (2004) 

-Charlize Theron as Candy Kendall in The Cider House Rules (1999)

-Jared Leto as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

-Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler (2014)

GEMINI-

-Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette (2006)

-Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002)

-Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

-Barbara Streisand as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1969)

-Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher in The Blind Side (2009)

-Ellen Page as Juno MacGuff in Juno (2007)

CANCER-

-Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott in Scream (1996)

-Owen Wilson as Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris (2011)

-Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994)

-Adele Exarchopoulos as Adele in Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

-Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman in Dirty Dancing (1987)

-Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013)

LEO-

-Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in The Help (2011)

-Dev Patel as Jamal Malik in Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

-Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (2007)

-Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club (1985)

-Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

-Amy Adams as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (2010)

VIRGO-

-Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (2010)

-Samantha Barks as Eponine in Les Miserables (2012)

-Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012)

-Tony Revolori as Zero Moustafa in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

-Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978)

-Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

LIBRA-

-Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (1988)

-Beyonce Knowles as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (2006)

-George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)

-Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind (1939)

-Ewan McGregor as Edward Bloom in Big Fish (2003)

-Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)

SCORPIO-

-Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014)

-Alicia Keys as June Boatwright in The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

-Renee Zellweger as Roxy Hart in Chicago (2002)

-Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

-Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999)

-Rachel McAdams as Regina George in Mean Girls (2004)

SAGITTARIUS-

-Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty in On The Road (2012)

-Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000)

-Emma Watson as Nicki Moore in The Bling Ring (2013)

-Aubrey Plaza as Brandy Klark in The To Do List (2013)

-Stacey Dash as Dionne Davenport in Clueless (1995)

-Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote in The Help (2011)

CAPRICORN-

-Shameik Moore as Malcolm Adekanbi in Dope (2015)

-Maika Monroe as Jay Height in It Follows (2014)

-Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

-Will Smith as Dr. Robert Neville in I Am Legend (2007)

-Uma Thurman as The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

-Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods (2014)

AQUARIUS-

-Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

-Julianne Moore as Maggie in Boogie Nights (1997)

-Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose (2007)

-Danny Kaye as Phil Davis in White Christmas (1954)

-Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)

-Jim Sturgess as Jude in Across The Universe (2007)

PISCES- 

-Logan Lerman as Charlie Kelmeckis in The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)

-Gabourey Sidibe as Claireece “Precious” Jones in Precious (2009)

-Jeremy Irvine as Albert Narracott in War Horse (2011)

-Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park (1993)

-Jennifer Hudson as Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006)

-Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997)