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Hello and welcome to the new and improved Ayola website!

 

Ayola is a constructed language that began in 1995 and has grown exponentially since its creation. We are always trying to expand Ayola’s vocabulary and making sure that the language works smoothly.

 

We are working very hard in getting this lovely new site up and running effectively. Please be patient with us as we start adding more about the language and how to learn it here.

 

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and we hope to publish more content soon.

 

Please also feel free to contact us with any issues, concerns, or other information.

 

~The ARG

Hello everyone!

We have been very busy here at Ayola with some projects we think you’ll all find interesting and/or helpful.

 

One of the projects in the works is translating the first chapter of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

 

Justin has graciously undertaken the task of adapting Carroll’s masterpiece into Ayola. This endeavor presents unique challenges with peculiar English mechanics, narrative structure, vocabulary, and Carroll’s inventive writing. As you can imagine, it is a daunting task, but Justin seems up to the challenge.

 

We have finished up the Other Phonemic Sounds in Ayola. You can listen to the new audio clips here. To Ayola Alphabet Page! Hopefully this will clear up some of the confusion about some of the sounds in Ayola.

 

Our other major project is, as ever, the Basic Word List. As we’ve built up Ayola’s vocabulary, we’ve developed new mechanisms which facilitate learning or documenting words within our other documents.

 

For now, we have come up with a few new ideas to reveal similarities between Ayola words. These include a basic cross-referencing field, noting other entries which use the same Ayola root, as well as a method of grouping together the lexical senses of words with multiple English entries.

 

However, it will take some time to implement them as we have to change each entry manually. With over 9,200 of them in the Basic World List alone, you can expect it will take up quite a bit of our time to bring about these new changes.

 

The White Rabbit    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02.png

The White Rabbit
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02.png

Hello Everyone!

 
We have added 46 words since last month making out grand total 9,175 words. Although it’s not the 100 words we were aiming for, we were able to put up the IPA and are training a new intern– me, Nick!
 
I’m a Sophomore here at UMass Lowell studying English with a concentration in journalism and a minor in biology. I plan on getting involved in science publication when I’m older. I also act and have a dreamy-eyed fantasies of writing for a really clever television show or play. However, I can’t audition for plays this semester. You see, I got this email about this really novel internship that’s all about constructing a language called Ayola!
 
I’m very excited to start working on this project and can’t wait to see where this takes me!
 
Ayola Alphabet Page: Ayola Alphabet
 
Basic Word List: Basic Word List Page
 
 
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So, we have some great news to share with you all!
 
The ARG are proud to present The Ayola Alphabet!
 
We have been working very hard on giving you guys the audio version of the alphabet and we’ve finally found a way to have it published on the site. It took some doing with finding workable plugins and formatting.
 
Let us know what you think!
 
 

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Image 10074718 courtesy of nokhoog_buchachon at freedigitalphotos.com

 
Greetings everyone!
 
We hope that the first couple of the weeks of the New Year have been generous to you as it has been to us.
 
This week we are unveiling an updated Basic Word List. Found here: Basic Word List – Page.
 
It has gone from 8,962 entries to 9,129 since our update last month (over a 150 words), meaning that the ARG has kept up with our goal of adding at least 100 entries a month. =)
 

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Image 100146841 courtesy of Stuart Miles at freedigitalphotos.com


 
IN OTHER NEWS:
 
In the coming weeks, we’re also hoping to adding in some new resources here on the website including audio clips of the Ayola alphabet! With luck, we’ll have these available by the end of the month. So, keep your fingers crossed and keep a look out!
 
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Image 100105290 courtesy of pockygallery at freedigitalphotos.com


 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

We hope that your holidays were a blast and you had a chance to roll around in some snow (if your area has some)!

Anyways, we’re hoping to release an updated Basic Word List later on this week along with some new resources, so keep a look out for these.

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Image 100219817 courtesy of noppasinw at freedigitalphotos.com

Hello all!

Today’s update includes a total of 8,962 entries within the Basic Word List, an increase of over 120 new entries since last month.

So far, we’ve kept up our momentum in extending Ayola’s vocabulary!

The updated Basic Word List, can be found here: The Basic Word List Page

How do you think we’ve done with our updates on the website so far this year? Let us know with comments or emails.

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Image 100113043 courtesy of Feelart at freedigitalphotos.com

 

Hoping everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

 

Enjoy the turkey, trimmings, and pies. Be safe, have fun, and be thankful for what you have.

 

Image 10077952 courtesy of debspoons at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image 10077952 courtesy of debspoons at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Hello!
 

We’ve put Ayola’s and our artistic capabilities to the test! Sally has translated T.S. Eliot’s famous “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” into Ayola.
 

The poetry of the Modernist period, during which T.S. Eliot penned “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” used language in such a way as to allow for a multiplicity of interpretations. As ambiguity is something we in the ARG have striven to avoid, interpretations of Modernist poetry can lead to a number of different translations into Ayola.
 

Have a look and tell us what you think! Do you agree with our translation?
 

“The Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Translation”

 

Image 100176773 courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image 100176773 courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 
Hey everyone!

As of today we have 8,835 entries in the Basic Word List, compared to 8,691 at our last update. We’ve increased Ayola’s reach with more than 130 entries in just a month!

We’re hoping to keep up this momentum in the coming months and post a new list every month. We’re loving all the progress we have been making with Ayola’s vocabulary and hope you do too.

The updated Basic Word List, can be found here: Basic Word List Page

Take a look!

Hello all,

 

 

We have some exciting news that we think you will enjoy.

 

 

In an effort to spread the word about Ayola, we have created a Facebook page!

 

 

We will post about new things happening in Ayola along with having another way to have discussions.

 

 

Please ‘like’ us here and help spread the word about Ayola: Ayola Facebook Page

 

 

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Image 10064069 courtesy of Master isolated images at FreeDigitalPhotos.net