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Vorlin

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Introduction

Vorlin is a constructed human language (which might also be called an artificial language or a planned language, depending on your taste in terminology). The central idea of the project is vor, our word for “a compromise between technical and aesthetic criteria,” in other words, the avoidance of extremism in the design of things; an attempt to blend art with appropriate technology. Rough drafts of the project began in 1989. The first published version was released on the Spring Equinox of 1991.

The verb

Vorlin creates its verbs by attaching the suffixes -i and -o to nouns. The suffix -i is intransitive and means “to engage in the specified process or activity” or “to be in the specified state or condition.” The suffix -o is transitive and means “to do process X to Y” or “have relationship X toward Y.”

Sample verb: bevo

Glossary lookup form:bevo
Presentbevo

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