Language Creation

Archaeology Magazine Recordings (2013)

In addition to my more traditional scholarship, I also focus on making historical linguistics and Proto-Indo-European (PIE) more accessible through various outreach projects for the public.

I first ventured into the limelight with two recordings of PIE in Archaeology Magazine (2013), the first ever to be made mainstream. 

Since that time I have helped to create and train actors to speak dozens of historical constructed languages, including two languages based on PIE for Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal, a first person shooter set in the Stone Age, and eight reconstructed languages for the recent National Geographic Show Origins: The Journey of Humankind. Current projects include a documentary for the NHK on human evolution, a play set in stone-age England, and a children’s novel with Slavic spells derived from PIE.

Click on the pictures below to learn more about my work.

Far Cry Primal (2016)
National Geographic's Origins (2017)
NHK Documentary (2018)
AXE (2018)
The Ruby Cell (2019)