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  1. Application: Conlanger, Writer

    So, is it possible I could be accepted to help out on either of the projects?
  2. Application: Conlanger, Writer

    Yes, I would enjoy working for either! Black Marsh seems like the more interesting of the two for me but again, I'd be glad to help wherever I can!
  3. Hello, everybody! For quite a time now I have been wanting to join one of the teams that put their effort into creating this vast and frankly awesome project. Now, I have finally gotten around to presenting my application. I love the Elder Scrolls series and their lore, which sucked me in way back in High Rock, when Daggerfall came out. I've spent countless hours exploring the gamewords of both Skyrim and the second TES as well as ESO, and have had my fair share of time with Morrowind and Oblivion, too. More than that, the history and peoples of the lands of Tamriel and beyond have always fascinated me, both the bits I happen upon in-game as well as the ones I research on the Internet. First and foremost, I'd like to offer the teams the skills of a conlanger, in other words: a creator of fictional languages. Tamriel is a diverse continent inhabited not only by different cultures, but different sentient species - certainly, it should have the linguistic palette to match? Although none of my conlangs have hitherto been created for Tamriel, I have always been interested in what tidbits of tongues we have been given - Dovahzul, certainly, but for some strange reason the greatest curiosity is peaked by the seemingly inutterable Dwemer names. Languages and linguistics are my passion; I have created 4 major languages as well as many smaller ones, one day hoping to put one of my languages somewhere visible - I would enjoy the chance to design one for this project. I am also an aspiring writer, with a profound admiration of a good description that is wordy but not overly so - that is what I find to be my strongest side, although when reading or trying to create something lengthier I look for deep characters and moral dilemmas to go with it. Still, the best of my works I have not scrapped tend more to pursue a descriptive style as character development takes time not to feel rushed -at least for me. Below, I include a few sentences from Chrwmiaidos, a Romance-Celtic conlang of mine (this translation can be also found on the conlang wiki): "Caraim ferbia “Is raich thab swynryfely nía”. Ast thwm east lóchws sanctws, archos, necropólos yw ruinaï, fawch coillad yw spelwnch obscwraiws yn siliabia, farciws scwrnec ast cadawrec fywstac. Pawchuï beis wywestuï chaedestea, ocradh, delichea, ynsywiws wltyc mwrbac. Mantichwr, nadhrach, newlswtws, aesychna, ilyocoros, chimaera, chwrnywc, strych, gwl, waighic, lychantropws, chawrscorpiw, striga, annis dúa, kikimwra, wypper… thám mwltuï chaedywim."(- translation of the quote below to English) "I looked for the words "Witcher urgently needed". And then there'd be a sacred site, a dungeon, necropolis or ruins, forest ravine or grotto hidden in the mountains, full of bones and stinking carcasses. Some creatures which lived to kill, out of hunger, for pleasure, or invoked by some sick will. A manticore, wyvern, fogler, aeschna, ilyocoris, chimera, leshy, vampire, ghoul, graveir, were-wolf, giant scorpion, striga, black annis, kikimora, vypper... so many I've killed." - page 116, The Last Wish (UK Edition), Andrzej Sapkowski And here, two sentences in another conlang I have created, this one being called Hhulan. Mrazha-wakhalhû za-ramuki warhadhi za-nawaryi. Za-warhelyi rhazhalû daryeme zarkharû za-ni-niwalhu bimërhe. In order to summon the true power of the Heart, the spellcaster must take many precautions