Saturday, 22 May 2010

Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I've been thinking - for some time now - about creating a blog, and here it is.

So, where might you know me from? Well, you probably don't, but I'm an active user of fontstruct, over there I'm known as CMunk.

Other than that I can't think of anything, but if you see the name CMunk, chances are It's probably me, since I use that username everywhere, but I can't asure you that there aren't anyone else using the same name.

What can you expect from this blog? I'm a great deal into language and I am (hopefully) going to university starting this summer to study linguistics, so that will be a main topic of this page. I will also study Japanese on the side. I'm into conlanging, which is basically constructing your own language. You might know some famous conlangs like Esperanto, Volap√ľk, Klingon or Na'vi. In my own attempts to create languages I have thought up a few setups, but haven't gotten much further than the phonology (what sounds the language has and how they are combined) yet.

I also like music and I play the piano and sing myself. I'm thinking of writing my own songs, but I can't promise that I will, but if I do they will be posted here also.

I read a few blogs as well that I might link to. Those could be haha.nu, a blog about interesting things (to me) from all over the internet; savagechickens.com, a cartoon drawn on sticky notes about chickens and their dayly philosophical questions.

And of course many of my fontstructions from now on will be posted here. And as a typographer I like to play around with letters and might make an ambigram once in a while.

You may be able to tell already that English is not my native language. I am from Denmark, but lived five years in Japan from when I was one year old to when I was six. I spoke fluent (kindergarten-level) Japanese, but don't speak a word of Japanese at the moment (hence the japanese course). Apart from Danish and English I speak and write German and a bit of Esperanto.

So that's pretty much it. I will go into further details about each of the topics in the next posts. I hope you will enjoy it once I get started.

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