This site is devoted to the exposure of my work, which consists in the creation of fictional settings (peoples, cultures, societies) with a special emphasis on their languages. I do this for fun. I’m not an expert in sociology, astronomy, biology, or economics; I’m not a linguist, an ethnologist, or an archaeologist. I’ve been trying to learn from all of them, as well as from other people who do the same, usually for fun, sometimes for well-deserved money or fame.
I love science fiction, and this site is a work of fiction. The presence of certain kinds of social organizations, characters and cultures, should not be understood as support for them or their actions. I’m looking for plausibility and realism here, not niceness or political correctness.
This site currently houses two fictional settings, the Bokuchi and the Terb (see below).
In addition, I have provided copies of a linguistic glossary and a document called How to Create a Language (also compressed as a .zip file, showing basic principles and ideas that have helped me while exercising this hobby and art. This “How to...” is based on (and expands) the great tutorial called “The Language Construction Kit”, by Mark Rosenfelder, which most fictional language creators are familiar with.
The Bokuchi live in the mouth of the Persian Gulf around the beginning of the 21st Millennium, in a time where no fossil fuels are left. Their culture is based on ecological principles and tolerance, though it’s far from utopic.
The Terb (or Terbians) are a people of fishermen and farmers that live somewhere on Earth, in the far future (so far that the Earth now has days of 24 hours and 20 minutes). They speak a language called Stālāg (from the name of their homeland, Nīzdīkstāl ‘the Great Lake’).