The Radiant Language

Radiant was born under the name Defiant in mid-2014, with an alphabet comprised of over 70 Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek symbols. It was a convoluted project at first without a real sense of direction. Had I gone forward with that style and vibe, it would've been one monstrosity of a language and simply too difficult to learn, probably ever. Now, most or all the resources can be found here to learn the Radiant language, if you so desire. The alphabet, of course, has been cut down and revised since 2014. It is now 26 letters, adding in a Gaelic symbol. While it may look too complex, it is not, and it is in fact an amalgamation of all the world's languages with some original material mixed in as well. The grammatical system is unique and may take a little bit of work to get used to, but it is absolutely not difficult. You will be able to download a comprehensive guide below.  Note that it is NOT complete. I'd suggest rechecking the site every week or so and redownloading. The language continues to grow, with some tweaks being made here or there. 


Now, the purpose of this project is to unite the world. Ambitious? Hell yes. Where could Radiant succeed where languages like Esperanto and Interlingua failed? Well, those languages contain solely Latin letters and are based exclusively or primarily on European vocabulary. Yes, Europe is big and culturally rich and diverse, but that is simply not enough covered ground. Radiant's vocabulary is truly global. The sources of the vocabulary include but are not limited to the following: English, German, Dutch, Latvian, Spanish, French, Italian, Uzbek, Finnish, Lithuanian, Czech, Estonian, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Cantonese, Azerbaijani, Ukrainian, Romanian, Portuguese, Turkish, Kurdish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, Swedish, Malay, Esperanto, Sinhala, Afrikaans, Yiddish, Norwegian, Basque, Latin, Albanian, Armenian, Georgian, Tajik, Polish, Xhosa, Icelandic, Indonensian, Irish, Hindi, Welsh, Catalan, Bulgarian, Zulu, Telugu, Tamil, Mongolian, Yoruba, Urdu, Swahili, Sudanese, Sesotho, Somali, Slovak, Hausa, Amharic, Kazakh, Nepali, Punjabi, and Khmer. These are the ones I recall using, but there are definitely more. From every corner of the world, every continent, every country, there is vocabulary represented in the Radiant language. All that in addition to some original Radiant material should make for one heck of a language worthy of global recognition and worthy of at least being considered an alternative to Esperanto and other established constructed languages. 


Radiant's Twitter page can be found at @RadiantLanguage. 


Comprehensive Guide
All you need to learn the Radiant language. Alphabet, numbers, grammar, vocabulary, etc.
Radiant - Comprehensive Guide.docx
Microsoft Word document [92.9 KB]


Below, you will be able to download a keyboard layout I made for Radiant. Note that it only works with Windows.

Radiant Keyboard
Unzip this folder, run the setup file to download the keyboard layout. You should find it in the language bar. I'd suggest using the On-Screen Keyboard function as well.
Compressed archive in ZIP format [251.8 KB]



I am also working on some other conlang projects, but those are independent and aren't meant to reach a significantly large audience. I'm just doing it for fun.