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Joshua Foer, in his New Yorker article on John Quijada and Ithkuil, the Language He Invented. The whole thing is worth a read, but I ended up going down a little of a Láadan rabbit hole.
After a brief detour to Mental Floss, where I found ramine (verb), defined as “to refrain from asking, out of courtesy or kindness”, I ended up at the Láadan language’s website itself, and read through the list of Láadan to English definitions.
The two definitions above give you some idea of the thinking behind some of the words in the language, but there are far more in the dictionary. For example, búsholan - meaning alone “in the bosom of your family” - is a word for a feeling that I’m sure many people felt over the last fortnight or so. (There’s also sholalan, for “alone in a crowd of people”, and various other modifiers on the root sholan (“alone”) as well.)
I also liked the section next to eba, “spouse”: “Láadan wouldn’t allow “X married Y” or “Y married X,” which presuppose that marrying is something one person can do to another. It has to be a joint action, done together.” This seems only right and proper. The distinction between hatheril and hatherilid could also be useful.
If the point of an invented language is to try and open cracks in the way you think, letting ideas that are hard to express have a short representation (even if it’s one you can’t widely use), then it seems to me that Láadan succeeds.
There’s a word I’m desperately trying not to use. That word is “Awesome”.
I don’t know how much of it is the reflexive use it seems to have on the internet, and how much is English snobbery, but I really don’t like using the word. I’m pedantic enough to think that something described with it should inspire a sense of awe, rather than just being momentarily amusing or impressive.
Also, it’s not as if (British?) English is lacking in synonyms. The title of this post contains three I thought of without trouble, and I’m sure with a bit more effort I could come up with a few more.
I suppose this is a plea to help with my self-policing. If you catch me saying That Word, and I don’t notice myself (usually I do, and mumble a very short version of this post) then feel free to give me a stern look. Thanks.