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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


Adele received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Jan 20, 2017
Andi is very talented. Received the mandala quickly and it was perfect! Thanks!
Jennifer received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Jan 20, 2017
True artist!
Abigail received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Jan 20, 2017
Amazing artist!
Noemi provided Help with Native speakers wanted for Andi
Jan 19, 2017
Andi is nice and gave an easily understandable and clear instruction about what she needs. Easy to work with :)
Amish provided Help with Native speakers wanted for Andi
Jan 08, 2017
Great working with AndI!
Hada received Unit of Custom Name or Word Mandala Art from Andi
Jan 08, 2017
Super easy to talk to, quick responses and lovely work! <3
CR received Session of Language Creation Lessons from Andi
Jan 05, 2017
Andi is very knowledgeable, creative, and enthusiastic. Highly recommend.
Rue provided Unit of Warm handmade scarf for Andi
Dec 28, 2016
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Leili received Unit of Custom knit hat from Andi
Dec 26, 2016
Andi brought my beanie idea to life, and even greater than i couldve imagined. Definitely the best christmas gift i couldve asked for. 100/10 shes gre...at 😍show more
Brian received Unit of Custom knit hat from Andi
Dec 25, 2016
Great deal, Andi is a class act, I got more than I bargained for and the workmanship is top notch.


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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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