How To make a Language

I was inspired by the fictional languages shown in Avatar , Game of Thrones and lord of the Rings. These languages have been developed extensively, some over the years while others over a span of months, but non the less it is amazing to see their cult following. [ I literally have friends that can ‘speak’ and communicate in elf]  So this made me think, what if I developed my own language? I managed to find this on instructables.

For languages, linguist have traditionally focused on :
-Word Creation

All these languages actually back up the worlds that they were created for. Made them so much more real to their viewers. These are some of the successful fictional worlds .

I really like the idea of developing a storyline that is similar to an animation story boarding / script writing. I think it is good to balance fiction and fact in this dictionary.

This is a link for fictional language that we can really learn and communicate with. That’s pretty cool!



it makes sense that I focus on making a ‘legend’ and link in a visual language. I was inspired by the idea of a codex and glyphs. Here are some research I have done for my symbol developing.

Below are some examples of fictional alphabets – Functions the same way as the English language and can be used as a typeface. 

Ancient Symbols by *monstee on deviantART:

Also the usage of glyphs to convey meaning is interesting because that too can be translated.

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Alchemy is also vastly interesting on its on. It is similar to my idea but rather in a Celtic  fashion .

The alchemical table of symbols:


Dictionary – A Reflection

The more I research and reflect, I realise the words that I have chosen are nouns that describe emotions of a state of being.  I guess this is only natural with regards to the project brief. 

In my reflections for dictionary , I decided to create narratives from words that links Dance and Design. These, apart from my religion are the two things that I treasure a lot in life because they allow me to communicate without the usage of words. So I would say dance and design to me is a language. In light of this , I would very much like to translate them over into readable and understandable words. 

I have also come to realise it would be good to venture into the codex and the habit of decoding something through the means of symbols, glyphs and iconographies. 

The vibe I am going for would be something similar to that of archaeology and a historical past. Possibly creating my own narrative and storyline to uncover this “dictionary” of myself. 


.  F I C T I O N A L  .  C O N T E X T  .


The narrative :

In the distance ancient land of Paginores , a dairy has been found belonging to a girl, only known as Rospcha . In it are depictions oh her attained emotions and alongside them history and stories untold. Now with advance technology, we have uncovered their true meaning and have developed an accurate translation. Uncover the past, a lost civilization  awaits you…


The Concept: 

By using the idea of storytelling as a tool, it would be easier for people to empathize and it would remained interesting. As a young child, I have always been interested with archaeology and have imagined myself digging through the sands of Egpyt or china in search of lost history, numerous time. Thus by creating a viable product that could contain my reflections and keeping it decodable, I would feel it very much fun and very true to my desires and wants.

This project for dictionary has been nothing short of great because I was able to ground and develop as sense of self clarity through my research.  Of course, the story of Rospcha will mirror my own personal experiences of how dance and design has liberated my emotions and feelings.

  Paginores – Singapore                                                                                                   Raspcha – Rachops [my Stage name]


The development: 

Through this, I was inspired by many artist and literature professors who have written and developed their own languages . You may check out this post with regard to my research.


Fictional languages are constructed Languages created as part of a fictional setting, for example in books, movies and video games. Fictional languages are intended to be the languages of a fictional world and are often designed with the intent of giving more depth and an appearance of plausibility to the fictional worlds with which they are associated, and to have their characters communicate in a fashion which is both alien and dislocated.