The Kaalbhuuxa language and script was created by Daniel
Fregoso Bañuelos while playing The Sims™. He
thought of how Simlish, the fictional language used in the game
franchise, sounded like a gibberish version of English, so he
started thinking of how he could make a conlang just by using
sounds from General American. He then took inspiration from
Armenian, Caucasian Albanian, Latin, and various scribbles to
create what is now the Kaalbhuuxa alphabet. He then made a
transliteration system with a stenotype keyboard as a base.
He used only the letters on the keyboard, replacing duplicate
letters with others like N, M, Y, and C, and using diphthongs
for the Kaalbhuuxa letters left over, similar to how a stenotype
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right and top to bottom
- Used to write: Kaalbhuuxa (pronounced "call-VOO-uh")
- Type of language: Agglutinative, with OSV word order
- • Any consonant cluster that would be hard to pronounce as a single sound for English-speakers (ex: "Bhs" in Bhskarta) has a schwa placed in between
- • Punctuation is loosely based off of Armenian (for example, a period [.] is used as a comma, a colon [:] is used as a period, and square brackets  are used as parentheses.)
- • Stress works as a "hierarchy", for example if a word has both a diphthong and a single vowel (kungaelo, sebhaoecke), the diphthong becomes the stressed vowel, however words with only one type of vowel (ankufayd, bheenaam, saacnoe) have stress on the penultimate syllable if the word ends in a vowel, a diphthong, or a nasal consonant, but have a final stress otherwise
- • Becuse Kaalbhuuxa is an agglutinative language, many prepositions and pronouns are added to root words as prefixes, and many independent conjunctions are added as abbreviations to the word that follows (bhee naam "they are" -> bheenaam, ma baxenguur "and in rights" -> m'b'enguur)
- • The letter transliterated as X is used to connect two vowel sounds that are meant to be pronounced separately (Kaalbhuuxa /kʰɑːɫ'vuː.ə/). Alternatively, this letter can also be used to combine root words that have two separate vowels next to each other (bhee bu ataam /veɪ bu ə'tʰɑːm/ "they should act" -> bheebuxataam /ˌveɪbu.ə'tʰɑːm/)
Bhuy ma reuga basaacnoe m'b'enguur kyaoe fèsnaar bheenùskaam. Kuntreefe ma kungaelo bheenaam sebhaoecke, ma kundzarfoexo ankufayd bheebuxataam.
(Ar Dzefoenga Seudhn kl'Enguur Fèsnoey, Bhskarta 1)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about Kaalbhuuxa, you can contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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