Splash Biography

ALARA OBRYAN, Yale junior majoring in linguistics

Major: Linguistics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a linguistics major at Yale and a co-president of the Yale Undergraduate Linguistics Society! I also have an interest in education and am pursuing an education certificate here at Yale.

Past Classes

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X4803: Conlanging: the Art of Language Invention in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 11, 2023)
M'athchomaroon! Aiya! Hello! Have you ever wondered why the invented languages in books, movies, and TV shows sound the way they do? How are they made? What makes invented languages different from the languages of the real world? In this course, we’ll take you through the steps to start making your own constructed language (a “conlang”). We’ll cover what the world’s languages have in common (and how they differ), and how you can use these differences to make your own linguistic art!