The Language of Grevared

We create our own destinies

 

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150706-the-writers-who-invented-languages?ocid=fbcul

I came across this article and found it extremely interesting, especially since I’m working to create a speakable language for Grevared.  I’ve had the alphabet and the grammatical structure for quite some time, but the lexicon is taking a short forever.  I want the language to be a combination of world languages, something that could’ve, perhaps, survived the explosion of the universe.  It also, of course, needs its own words as well as words from the other planes, so it’s taking a while to put it together.  There’s also a need for internal consistency that I haven’t quite figured out yet, but I’m hoping it’ll all make sense one day.

The image says, “We create our own destinies.”  It’s pronunciation is ‘bakvikamin otana velobisax.’

I created the alphabet and number system, and, thanks to a font program, I can type them on my computer. The only downside is that the files have to be in PDF or image format to maintain the font.

I hope to one day have the language completed where I can share it with others.

Best wishes.

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New Website

vintageAfter weeks of working on it, I finally got my website lissadobbs.com up and running. Whew. Glad that’s done.

 

Now, I guess I’d better get off my duff and actually get something else written.  I have several things I’m working on and hope to have a novella released by next month.

 

Best wishes!

Learning Experience

wp-1461547632773.jpgWell, I’m three days into the five day free promotion for The Chronicles of Ethan Grimley III: A Walker is Born, and I think I’ve finally gotten the ebook files fixed.  I’m pretty sure I’ve redone them at least once every 24 hours since the book went live, and, I’ll tell you, it’s been a learning experience.  Since this is my first one, besides the short story, which I don’t think gave me this much trouble, I haven’t had to deal too much with ebook conversion.  I’m hoping that in a few hours there will be a copy out that doesn’t make me cringe to think about. I’ve also neatened up the second book Cronus Attacks. I just wish I could’ve figured it all out before they went live. Oh well, live and learn. It’s fun to do either way.

Thanks to those who’ve downloaded Ethan already.  There are still two days left in the promotion for any who may want to check it out.

NOTE: The print version is fine.  It’s just the ebook that’s had problems.

 

Best wishes.

Ethan for Free

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Book One of The Chronicles of Ethan Grimley III will be free on Kindle next Thursday thru Monday (4/28-5/2).  If anyone is willing to read and review it, I would appreciate it.

I’ll admit to having some concerns about the Kindle file format.  In the previewer, it looked like some of the pages were tiny while others were normal.  At this point, I’m not sure if it was the previewer, my computer, or if there actually is a problem.

Best wishes.