caliprian is an indo-european language i started working on in april 2022

it’s spoken in calipria, a fictitious collection of islands in the mediterranean.

a map of calipria showing the modern names of major towns

here’s a poem i wrote in caliprian:

athī́am mini fistóm in vestrei tḗs
akṓnois anú khúptim áistōr imói
firóm kis karí váurom tḗm hoi kériet
sū́rī agársket

and the translation:

if only i could put the knowledge into your hand
that you could drink it, the desire felt by me
a poison that travels such through your blood
that your skin is aflame.