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Language Creation Lessons

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25 simbi per session - Virtual OK

I will teach you how to create your own language (conlang) and you will make one as we go.
Many people who are interested in making a language don't have the skills necessary to do so and get frustrated when they don't understand linguistics terminology. That's where I come in!
I will teach some basic linguistics such as phonology using IPA (sounds), morphology (how words are put together), semantics (what words mean), syntax (how sentences are formed) and more. We go at a pace you're comfortable with, and I will explain everything in an easy to understand way.

I will teach you how to make a language that can be used for anything, including journals, a mental exercise, a d&d campaign, a way to send secret letters to a friend, or anything else you can think of!

Be aware that it may take several lessons to make a useable language.
In general, I say that three is all we need. the first session will be about the sounds you want in your language, the second is about making words, and the third is about making sentences. If you need more help than that, or less, that's totally okay.

If you have already started a language and need advice or help with specific parts, that is okay and we can just work on what you need help with.

I will also give you links to some of the best resources for conlanging.

Training & Qualifications


I'm a senior linguistics major, on the dean's list the past two years. I have made over a dozen languages and have been conlanging since I was 15. I collect language and linguistics books, and currently have over 500.

Availability & Preferences


Afternoons and nights. I'm not a morning person

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Andi


Sarah received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 17, 2017
Andi is a great artist. He sent me two beautiful Mandal depictions of the phrase I am grateful. They are big files so they will look great if I decide... to print them. Andi went out of his way to make sure I was happy with the design. He followed through with everything he said he would do! I recommend Andi to everyone! show more
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Feb 16, 2017
So nice, pleasant to deal with and very patient! Hope to do more deals in the future.
Lauren received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 15, 2017
Andi took my request and was a true artist by adding her own style! I loved the finished product!
Caroline received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 13, 2017
Andi is very talented, responsive to my requests and easy to work with. I love my mandala, well-designed and unique.
Candi received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 10, 2017
Did an amazing job! I love it!!!
Jacob received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 09, 2017
Works hard on unique and difficult challenges. It was a pleasure
Walt received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 09, 2017
Andi was very polite, and was concerned about my satisfaction with the product. Very swift correspondence, I would recommend Andi to anyone who apprec...iates this type of art!show more
Anthony received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 07, 2017
I really enjoyed everything that came from your efforts, and I could never do these kinds of designs on my own.
Lila received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 06, 2017
What an incredible eye for color and style! I will be watching her to she where she goes with her skills as she developes into her career.
Thomas received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Feb 03, 2017
Andi does fantastic work, and the designs actually corresponded to what i had in mind, without telling her. So a gifted artist and intuitive designer.... Get a piece of custom art before she gets famous!show more


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About Andi Greynolds

I'm a linguistics major in university in my senior year. I have been conlanging (creating languages) since I was 15 and that's why I'm in college for linguistics. I'm on the dean's list and have been ...for the past two years. I am president and founder of the knitting and crochet group at my university, so I knit and crochet frequently and I teach other people how to. I sell my knitted items on Etsy and my knitting patterns on Etsy and Ravelry (some are free on Ravelry!) My mom is an artist (polymer clay, origami, fine arts) and I take after her in that way. I love art. I paint (oils, acrylics), knit, crochet, draw (digital, charcoal/conte, pencil), I do photography (iphone, fancy digital cameras, b&w film cameras, photograms, pinhole cameras), I create languages and writing systems (yes, that's art!), and many other media that I don't use as frequently, such as polymer clay, origami, and other miscellaneous crafts. I've studied 6 languages in school (Spanish, French, Latin, German, Chinese [Mandarin], and Japanese) and I'm trying to learn Cornish (Kernewek Kemmyn) right now because it's my heritage language and it was dead for around 100 years but was revived around 100 years ago, which makes learning it so much cooler. In fact, I even have a blog where I post words daily and will sometime soon (hopefully) get around to posting lessons and the like and integrating that with Memrise and Quizlet. I collect language and linguistics books (I currently own over 500!). I want to write novels that include my conlangs. That's pretty much my life goal. I retain the rights of everything I create unless I specifically state otherwise. Mostly this just means I can use what I make for you as examples of my work. Etsy: Tekoro Art Portfolio (in progress): TekoroPortfolio.tumblr.com Ravelry: Heylola2 Conlang tumblr (hasn't been updated much recently): heylola2s-conlangs.tumblr.com Cornish Blog: kernewek-kemmyn.tumblr.comshow more

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