• Linal is a language I started thinking about a few years ago and I've unearthed recently, while talking with a friend, realizing how complicated French (my mother tongue) made it to express simple ideas.

    Linal is mostly about making everything sayable (like "sayable"!) and a few strong original* founding concepts.

    I haven't built up much vocabulary yet, focusing on the concepts. I will therefore appreciate any feedback and help to build this language.

    So in order for you to understand better how the language works, the examples I will use will mix English and Linal words (the latter in pink, representing the strong concepts and the former being the "filler" words that are just here to help you understand what the sentence means).

    Posts will alternate between theoretical articles with examples and exercises to check you have understood the concepts correctly.

    This language is aimed at being an auxiliary language that be:

    – simple
    ° no exceptions, declensions or conjugations
    ° no unnecessary agreement (nouns and pronouns)
    ° simple pronunciation
    ° sentence construction that needs no paraphrase (e.g. “I want [you do not listen]” // “[you were mean to her] displeases me”) ;

    – logical (e.g. “2017 December 8” instead of “8th December 2017”, because in the latter case, until the speaker has finished saying it, you cannot locate precisely the time they refer to;

    – convenient and as unambiguous as possible. Example 1: in "wild geese and ducks", you cannot know whether only the geese are wild or both. Example 2: a “we” pronoun that means “you and I”;

    – gender-neutral: neutral, masculine and feminine genders (speakers being encouraged to use neutral unless really necessary).

    *at least, from where I stand (I haven't studied many languages and conlangs in depth).

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