• Language: Cetonian
  • Created: 1998
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  • Language family: fictional language
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A constructed language by James E. F. Landau.

Cetonian (not called that by its speakers, of course) is spoken by a race of intelligent cetaceans living on the planet Wuiou (called Cetonia in English). All words are made up out of eight blowhole-produced syllables.

Language sources: The language on whales and dolphins on Earth, which some scientists claim to hold tremendous amounts of information.

Stick eight syllables together, simplest words shortest, when I've filled up all the possible X-syllable combinations I move on to attaching a meaning to words with X+1 syllables, sort of like Solresol. Except for the words used by Kankonians. I made them up in Kankonian first, so you could say I made those retroactively -- like Hergé making up Syldavian.

One person once emailed me asking for a grammar of Cetonian.