This article was published by the University of Alaska Fairbanks with Alaska Business Monthly – “Nix fadstälnaw r”idi chyai” means “Let’s explore somewhere new” in Fosk, a language constructed by students in a linguistics course at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

During the spring 2017 semester, 25 students built Fosk from scratch while enrolled in Robin Shoaps’ innovative course, Klingon, Elvish and Dothraki: The Art and Science of Language Creation. The students chose what their language would sound like and how it would be written. They developed a vocabulary of more than 1,000 words…more.