teki is my experiment into minimalist linguistics and the aesthetics of languages, creating a fully functional language that fits into a pocket-sized 8-page booklet that can be printed onto a single A4 piece of paper, in just 662 English words. The language itself can be read through in under 15 minutes, and then studied and learnt to a position of near-fluency in a matter of hours or days.
The language can be seen in action in my free translation of the Tower of Babel story, here.
The language itself is a ‘PocketMod’, a booklet that is printed onto an A4 piece of paper and then cut and folded into place, instructions for folding together a PocketMod are here.
The download is a rar file which contains a pdf file to be printed out and folded, and also a raw docx file, which you can use to edit the language as you see fit. The language is essentially public domain by this point, as I’m not likely to make any major renovations to it, and anybody with any ideas should improve this project as they see fit.
This will probably be the final release of teki for a while. The language hasn’t changed from the previous update, however the booklet has been redesigned and shuffled around to make for a much clearer and more pleasing experience.