Rolf Weimar the Polyglot creator of Atlaans – (in English)


Rolf Weimar

ABOUT ROLF WEIMAR – He is a 30 year old programmer from South Africa. He has always loved languages, but over the last few years he has been learning german. Recently he discovered conlanging and Atlaans is his work towards not only playing around with germanic languages, but also learning more about his german heritage.

ABOUT ATLAANS: Atlaans is spoken on the planet Erd. This planet is remarkably similar to our own, except that Atlantis really exists. Atlantis had, and still has, a great impact on this world, enough so that all languages on Erd are derived from some sort of Atlantean language. The languages on Erd are very similar to those on English, but they also contain many different languages, such as the official language of the Atlantean Republic, Atlaans, which is related to English, German, Dutch and Afrikaans. It took me about a week to come up with the grammar for Atlaans (since I just modified german grammar) and I have been building on it ever since. I love High Valyrian, Klingon, Esperanto, Interlingua and Elvish.

During this interview we talked about many things like:

-What is a conlang,

-The process of creating it;

-The background of the conlang Atlaans;

-Rolf read some fragments in Atllaans;

-and a lot of interesting things about languages in general.

You can learn Atlaans and more about Rolf in the following links:

Memrise Course for Atlaans

Atlaans Wiki

Silly Linguistics Facebook Group

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