Conlang Dialogue: Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform)

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Series Begun:
2020-04-02
Series Updated:
2021-08-25
Description:

This is the various conlang dialogue Jessie Sams and I translated for Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem, an original series by Eliot Laurence. Méníshè, the language featured in the show, is a language spoken only by witches, passed down from generation to generation. It's a register tone language with ejectives and a noun class system. The language was co-created by myself and Jessie—the first of a very fruitful collaboration.

Notes:

Méníshè uses Standard American Romanization. There are three tones represented in the romanization: High tone (represented by an acute accent, e.g. á); low tone (represented by a grave accent, e.g. à); and mid or neutral tone (represented by the vowel itself, e.g. a). The language has long vowels, represented by a doubled vowel, and when there is a tone change, the individual tone markers are used (so, for example, áà is actually a falling tone on a long vowel).

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607
Works:
11
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