Vaior

The rapid pace of Vaior development slowed to a stop around October 2002, overtaken by my ancient Greek projects. I'll still answer questions about it, though.

Wm, July 2009









This is my most recent language project, Vaior. To my modest embarrassment, the name of the language translates to "my language." This wasn't supposed to happen, but there it is. I'm used to it, and people other than habitual conlangers even know this name, so I'm not going to change it now.

If you're curious, you can take a look at some other languages of mine.

Like all languages, Vaior is very much a work in progress - so much so that I created an affix to describe the "in progess" notion, making Vaior sithtesia art-in-progress. At the moment, most work takes place in the primer lessons and the dictionary, currently at about 740 top-level entries and about 300 sub-entries, the largest vocabulary I have ever constructed.

Comments and constructive criticism welcome. If you notice any inconsistencies in the text, please let me know, though I should mention that most documents change regularly.

At the moment this language has no internal history to speak of. Having said that, it's impossible for me to create a language without embedding it some sort of culture, however vaguely defined it may be. How else can I talk about how the language is changing? I have no plans to develop this deeply, however, but hints of what a Vaior culture might look like are lurking in between the lines of the grammar and vocabulary, especially in the sections on register and formality. I'll even talk about fads and tendencies in urban dialects, and contrast those fads with old-fashioned usage. This sort of thing is an attempt to make Vaior look like a dynamic, living language with a lengthy history.

Madison, WI
February, 2001 (first public release)

Copyright (c) 2001-2009 William S Annis