Language Needed for Fantasy Novel

Description

Jakob E. Fenwick is looking for a conlanger willing to work with him on Silvarian, a language to be used in one or more fantasy novels. It is one of the languages of Mælcöroth, an ancient world with a lost continent sort of feel, inhabited by humans called Avarii “children of the Earth”. Silvarian is the language of an Empire made up of three ancient kingdoms (Valdéronia, Ægalia and Étania), each of which has a long, detailed history and culture. The Silvarians tend to be tall, fair in complexion and live very long lives. They are a people of balance with the natural world and have a great love of trees, waters, mountains, music and poetry, but also have a long history with wars and military.
The language to be developed is Common Silvarian, an a priori language influenced by Old English, Latin, Finnish and Italian, intended to sound exotic, smooth and elegant, yet with a slight imperialistic feel. Maps and names of geographical locations have been established, along with many words, phrases and part of the script. The conlanger is expected to develop this language into a full conlang and orthography. Most of what has been established is open to change, in good communication with the employer.

Employer

Jakob E. Fenwick

Application Period

Closed due to job filled

Term

There is no specific deadline, but seven months would be a reasonable time-frame.

Compensation

Compensation is $800, but a higher amount can be negotiated. Payment will happen in the form of a deposit of $300 up front, followed by increments that work best for both sides. Should the conlanger wish for more work, including older forms of the language in question and other languages for different cultures in this fictional world, further arrangements can be worked out.
Besides compensation, the conlanger will be credited as a co-creator of the language.

To Apply

Email Jakob E. Fenwick at “at” “dot” to express your interest in the project. Please include qualifications and samples of previous work.

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3 Responses to Language Needed for Fantasy Novel

  1. Olivier SIMON says:

    Is Mr. Fenwick’s mail address right ? I got a mail delivery failure notification…

    • president says:

      It is the email address we used to communicate with Mr. Fenwick, so yes, we are sure it is correct. Are you sure you copied the email address correctly?

      • Thanks for replying !

        Yes, of course, I had checked several times that I had rightly written down his address, and despite this I had gotten failure notifications.
        Finally, I’ve just managed to find a webpage with his address; I copy-pasted it onto my mail draft, and it worked !

        Must be a problem of metadata… very strange !

        Bonne journée !

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