Matt Pearson is an associate professor of linguistics at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. He specializes in syntactic theory and cross-linguistic variation, with an emphasis on the structure of Malagasy. He has been creating artlangs, and collecting examples of artlangs from SF/F literature, for many years. While completing his Ph.D. at UCLA, Matt was hired to design the alien “hive” language for the short-lived NBC show Dark Skies, and also did dubbing and dialog coaching for the show.
Matt Pearson’s Okuna has long been recognized as one of the premier artistic language created in the modern era. This is the full grammar and lexicon of Okuna presented in one document.
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