Láadan

About Láadan

Láadan was invented in the 1980s by the linguist and sci-fi author, Suzette Haden Elgin. It was invented both as a language for her book series, Native Tongue, but also as a social experiment – a language built to better serve women (but also usably by anybody) to express their perceptions, thoughts, and feelings.

Thi with lometh nede neda
Bedi be lom wobameya –
Woshana wolom,
Woshana wolom,
Meshulhe dáan lometha.

— Birthsong in Láadan


Áya Dan Resources

Blog posts tagged with the Láadan category. Articles, comics, stories, etc.

Some websites relating to Láadan have gone down over the years, and Áya Dan is hosting backups of these webpages.

Chatrooms for both Telegram and Internet Relay Chat.

A web-based tool for typing out accented characters, if you don’t have a keyboard installed for it.

The Láadan dictionary pulled from the official website, made as a quick-search dictionary.

A creative-commons-licensed book initially created by Rachel J Morris, includes a grammar breakdown of Láadan, grammar reference, short stories, and links to other resources.


Directories

Links to blogs, YouTube channels, etc. in and about Láadan

Various forms of entertainment in/about Láadan, such as comics, blogs, videos, and podcasts.

Links to dictionaries, reference materials, and lessons for Láadan.

Short stories and examples to read in Láadan.

Links to social groups based around Láadan.