“Conlang” is an abbreviation of “constructed language”. Constructed languages are those which are intentionally created by human beings, as opposed to naturally created languages such as Japanese or English. There are various types of constructed languages, one of which are called “international auxiliary languages” for communicating with people who do not have a common mother tongue. Another type of them are “artificial languages”, which are created to enjoy the creation itself or to make novels or other works more realistic. Shaleian language, introduced in this website, is classified as an artificial language.
Languages are greatly influenced by culture. Conversely, by looking at a language, we can sense the culture behind those who speak and write it. Shaleian language is created as a kind of self-expression by actively reflecting my own way of perceiving the world. As already mentioned, Shaleian language is an artificial language, and in this very sense it is actually a kind of art. For more information about the language, please visit here.
The text on the right is the first part of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”, translated into Shaleian.
e ʻalis, pôzac ovel ebam zi'n déqat a's ca zehrisis vo fîc ica hinof, lo kavat a's e dat dozat lesas e a's. zesqikas a ces la tal al'atis é al'aqec e xoq lîdac e a hinof, dà dukavat a cit e qinat o lek. lo, revas a ces. «pa salot e pil a sokus i xoq ide qinat o lek?»
ce, soxas a ces qi soxot — duqifat lîgifas a's e cal, vade meberat o folnasat ovel ebam e's a zalnat — e'n kavat á dulat e sokos a kin hitis a's ce dehisis a's e lissod so qikis a's e lîs zi met. te cal, cákas obâl cife vilis ca fîc ica ces a hapet axac kavat a e lisaz ahafas.
dusalat a cal e aniszaz ebam….