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Workshop: Die ConLang-Schmiede


Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen, yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron!“
“Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind, long years numberless as the wings of trees!”


- J.R.R. Tolkien, in his poem: „Namárië“ in his Conlang Quenya

You've spent a couple of semesters learning about the diversity of the world's languages, but you're exhausted and want to get a little creative?
Linguistics is just as diverse as the languages it studies! You can actually be artistic with it. We can imitate J.R.R. Tolkien and create a Conlang (=constructed language). In this process, apart from world and culture building, linguistic expertise is of course the most important factor. Just as you can't write music without harmony building, you can't create a language without linguistic knowledge. This workshop will help you to consolidate your knowledge from the basic modules in a creative way. In addition, you can also see it as a linguistic romp.

About me: I am Konu, a student assistant at the Institute of Linguistics and a bachelor student.

Where Hopefully at the Institute of Linguistics. Otherwise in Zoom.
When 2 consecutive sessions of 6 hours each during the semester break.
What you need Creativity, fun spirit and writing tools
Who can participate Everyone who is interested! No matter in which semester you are, whether you are in the Bachelor or in the Master, you are cordially invited to participate creatively here!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email: kkizila1[at]uni-koeln[punkt]de