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Today we talk to Denis Moskowitz about his wonderful experiment Rikchik and the strange aliens who speak it.

Top of Show Greeting:  Forkëzoq

Feature Conlang: Rikchik

An image of a Rikchik signing.

4 Responses to “Conlangery #82: Rikchik”

  1. Matthew

    All human and rikchik beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They should act towards one another in a spirit of awesomeness.

  2. Panglott

    I thought this was a really neat discussion. I’m only really interested in making naturalistic human languages, but making truly alien languages is such a great exercise in more freeform creativity, escaping the bounds of what’s humanly possible, that it brings a lot of perspective on what may be possible within the bounds of the humanly possible, too. DJP made some comment a number of episodes back about how the purpose of conlanging isn’t necessarily to simply apply the features of natural languages to made-up ones, and alien languages are a great chance to think outside the box. Hope you do some more like this!

  3. AlucardNoir

    Impressive, a truly unique language, haven’t been this excited in a language since I discovered Ithkuil, that brought me to your site btw. Great show guys, and of course congratulations to Mr, Moskowitz on a truly extraordinary achievement, the world of SF needs more people like you sir.

  4. k1234567890y

    Denis Moskowitz is creative. I’m wondering if Denis Moskowitz has written any story featuring Rikchiks(stories that happen in Rikchik world and whose main characters are Rikchiks.)?


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