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Inkling Fan Language Sister Project: Octoling Language

Discussion in 'Original Content' started by EclipseMT, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. TheKawaiifan

    TheKawaiifan Inkling

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    one night I decided it'd be fun to take the romaji lyrics on inkipedia for a few of off the hook's songs and transcribe them into inkling and octarian; pearl's lines are in inkling, marina's are in octarian. it's still basically gibberish, but i had some fun just playing with the symbols and matching up the sounds.

    something i quickly noticed with octarian is that with it's semi syllabic system, it's capable of sounds that arn't available in inkling; particularly the consonants

    sample lyrics:
    Color Pulse
    "Rasta riposei nyuzetarahankista"
    "Tiryugai spraen praen yuwobira"

    Ebb & Flow
    "Dibon!"
    "Stimi!"
    "Dismisaidon gyaro gyaro"
    "Wastireimyun"
    "Minakeijyun"
    "Kozozawaden joriruni"
    "Tojyuranahabete zeriru bitinnu WOW"

    Acid Hues
    "Wizaro wizaro wizarone diraddiratta panke"
    "Janpara"
    "Dastaniracha wakutamonasa"
    "Manyaba"

    Muck Warfare
    "Astafmeya dennuhi"
    "Deraestef panjayobi"
    "Sherauste"
    "Anfu dinmina minajin"

    While the inkling language keeps demanding vowels, the semi syllabic octarian seems to have the freedom to play around with different combinations. It can combine separate consonants, end a word with a consonant, or even have one vowel end in a consonant, the next one starting with it's own. You get the picture.

    Octarian has the potential to make all sorts of sound combinations that inkling is simply not built for. You could take advantage of this and really play with it
     
  2. TheKawaiifan

    TheKawaiifan Inkling

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    and piyoz, how would that even work? there's a lot more than 3 species seen in splatoon

    we have
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    inklings
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    octarians
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    cats
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    crab
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    shrimp
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    jellyfish
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    sea anemone and clownfish
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    urchins, sea snails
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    sea slugs
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    zapfish
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    salmonid
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    sea cucumbers
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    isopods
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    long snout dogfish, siphonophore, blobfish
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    angel fish, ping pong tree sponge, deep sea jellyfish
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    predatory tunicates, gulper eels, flashlight fish
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    pufferfish, yesso scallop, betta fish, mozuku seaweed, shark
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    I don't really know what the third member from the right is (or that member on the far left), but they're there
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    and the telephone in the octo expansion is um....quite the character

    and who knows what else nintendo is gonna plop into the franchise in the future. point is, that's a lot of "genders" to keep track of. how would that even work?
     
  3. AshleyTheOctoling

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    Does the language have a name?
     
  4. OrangeK

    OrangeK Inkling

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    Talking in an almost silent thread, i know
    But I think I’ve got approximate IPA transcriptions for the two vowel sounds that were missing ones (ä and ö)
    {ä} -> /ɜː/ [Description: “The sound of “ir” in RP “bird”]
    {ö} -> /œ/ [Description: “The same sound it represents in German]
    I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get a bit more clarity on what the vowel sounds are
     
  5. OrangeK

    OrangeK Inkling

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    (although i haven’t actually looked to see if someone else already did this :/ )
     
  6. seth_the_inkling

    seth_the_inkling Senior Squid

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    this is a cool thread! now ima make something with this :D, (i knew about this thread before i came here to squidboards ALSO im a conlanger too :D )
    if i were to make something ill edit it here
     
  7. HighColorSunset

    HighColorSunset Full Squid

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    I think the dialogue with the Octoling amiibos could help with grammar, vocab and syntax stuff.

    Transcript here (under the Octoling Boy, Girl, and Octopus of course): https://splatoonwiki.org/wiki/Amiibo/Quotes
     

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