Nia Ido Android app

Hi everybody –

On a whim I decided to write an Ido reference app today, similar to my Toki Pona and Láadan apps. The app contains an offline dictionary (like the others), as well as links to other resources online. The dictionary is the same as on this website, with the same dictionaries.

I’ve also made it open source because my Ido isn’t always great, so I thought it would be necessary for others to be able to maintain and improve upon it. I also don’t know much about alternative marketplaces beyond Google Play, so if someone wants to package it up and release it on some other market, feel free to do so. (Also tell me what marketplace you use?)

Áya Dan YouTube channel

Screenshot of Áya Dan channel on YouTubeClick here to visit the channel

A bit ago, I set up the Áya Dan YouTube channel, though due to lack of time, did not upload any videos to it. Last night, I migrated my videos from my Esperanto, Ido, and Láadan YouTube channels over here, so there is at least some content now!

Goals

The goal of the YouTube channel is the same as the blog:

  • First, to be a collaborative space for people to post about, or in, conlangs.
  • Secondly, Áya Dan is meant to also give a platform to amplify peoples’ voices, especially when it comes to social issues. One of the original blogs that was merged into Áya Dan was “La Aliuloj”, which was started as a LGBTQIA+ Esperanto blog.
  • Third, to build original content around conlangs – not just translations of existing works (though translations and reworkings are somewhat allowed). We want to encourage the creation of unique content from people with various viewpoints and backgrounds.

And, all conlangs are welcome!

Contributing

Sometimes people send me little news updates and I will post about that, or if someone would like to contribute a one-off blog post or video, we can upload those for you. If you would like to be a regular contributor, and have access to the channel/blog to upload content whenever you have free time, please email me at Rachel@Moosader.com !

Áya Dan YouTube channel

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It doesn’t have any content uploaded yet, but I’ve created a YouTube channel for Áya Dan. Since multiple people can be set to contribute to a single channel, my hope is that we can get several contributors to post content whenever they have spare time.

I have separate personal channels for each conlang I’ve spent time learning, but with full time work and part time gradschool, I find myself lacking spare time to do much with.

If you’re interested in subscribing, the channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJiwii5O87i8fedse_O06ow (We need 100 subscribers before we can have a custom URL)

And if you’re interested in contributing some work – it can be any kind of work, as long as it is about, or in, a conlang – please reach out to me.

Rachel@Moosader.com

Translation of Pepper & Carrot into Ido

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A few days ago, Giles-Philippe Morin reached out to me to let me know that he and William Johnsson has translated the libre/open-source comic, Pepper & Carrot, to Ido.

(It is also available in Lojban and Esperanto)

It is viewable here:
http://www.peppercarrot.com/io/article234/potion-of-flight

Actually this seems like a pretty cool idea! Like a Wiki page, but for comics. I would definitely like to see more of this sort of thing.

SEXUO E GENRO EN IDO: HISTORIALA PERSPEKTIVO E MODERNA TENDENCI

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This article was sent to me by Idist Brian Drake who reached out to me about their work in the language, and also pointed out this article to me, from La blua plumo:

SEXUO E GENRO EN IDO: HISTORIALA PERSPEKTIVO E MODERNA TENDENCI 

It not only has a non-gender-specific way of talking about people […], but we’re even working on a trans-appropriate affix and pronoun. I think that’s pretty great.

I’m not a very quick Ido reader, but if somebody would like to provide an English-language summary for me, I will add it to this blog post for more people to learn about! :)

Thanks!

RPG Maker and Conlangs

Sometimes, I’ll open up RPG Maker (one of the many iterations of ’em) and make myself an RPG, in some random conlang. Because let’s face it, there are pretty much no games in most conlangs.

These are mostly nonsensical, but maybe here to inspire someone reading to go pick up RPG Maker, or another game making tool – Game Maker, RenPy, or heck, even C++, and make some games. (Preferably with translations. 😉

These also may contain poor grammar, since I made ’em while learning. Plz forgive. :B


 

Esperanto

RPG Maker VX (PC) game – Trezoro de la Drako (2014)

RPG Maker 2 (PS2) game – La Hundo Perdita (2014)


 

Ido

RPG Maker VX (PC) game – La Drako de la Turmo (2014)


 

Láadan

RPG Maker 2003 (PC) game – Óowamid (2015)