|Summary:||Late 20s Caucasian female (lesbian) conlanger & original fiction/fantasy writer. Jashan is originally from Oklahoma, USA, but has resided in Flanders, Belgium since June 2007.|
|Birth:||1979; Oklahoma, USA|
|Profession:||Web developer (PHP, Plone)|
|Natural languages:||English (native), Dutch, French|
|Interests:||Languages, vegetarianism, martial arts, fitness/health, gay/lesbian studies, RPGs (D&D)|
Jashan A'al is a name itself taken from an unnamed (and now lost) conlang, meaning "twilight" or "bridge." I am primary a conlanger and dabble in concultures, rather full-scale conworlds.
I study and create conlangs with a variety of aims: to create aesthetically pleasing languages, to learn more about a specific type of language, to experiment with the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, or for religious designs. I have been seeking a "perfect" (used very loosely) conlang for the expression of my religious and philosophical ideas, for several years.
My two most establish conlangs are Etora and Psharádi (Modern Tsaran). They share a nearly-identical vocabulary but are radically different in grammatical structure. Etora is gendered [human/animate/inanimate], case-declining [nom/acc/dat/abl], and SOV structure; Psharádi is ungendered, uncased, and SVO order (save in certain situations).