Homu was the earliest conlang project of Jörg Rhiemeier, some time in his early teens (ca. 1980-1982). Homu is not actually the name of the language - it never had one - but the language's word for 'human being (of any sex)' and stands in for the non-existing name of the language. The language was meant as an international auxiliary language and never saw any significant development. Basically, it was planned to use Latin lexemes; the only bit of grammar ever worked out (or remembered) is a gender system in which nouns referring to male beings ended in -o, nouns referring to female beings ended in -a, and nouns of generic sex and nouns for things to which no sex could be ascribed ended in -u. (Obviously, the endings are inspired by Romance languages.) This led to triads such as:
- homo 'male human being'
- homa 'female human being'
- homu 'human being (of either sex)'
Jörg's next attempt at a conlang was Serindian, ca. 1985.