NativLang is creating animated linguistic tales
316
patrons
$1,249
per creation
Thank you so much, NativLang subscribers and patrons! I appreciate you for sticking around, subscribing and supporting my animations!

I've spent years adventuring into the fascinating history of language, turning linguistic tales into engaging animations. You really do make this possible - you've been supporting, suggesting and voting on videos that wouldn't exist without you.


Who's behind NativLang?

I'm a language adventurer named Josh. I've been hooked on languages for life. As a kid I learned and even created languages, but I dreamed of being a cartoonist. My compromise? Use my background in art, code and music to tell the captivating story of human language.

Why bring Patreon into this?

Two simple reasons: I want to connect with fans. I am far from wealthy. I started posting here just to keep track of my projects. Eventually, you decided to start sponsoring me. So I added rewards with personal touches to connect you to these amazing linguistic tales.

You're in the right place if:
  • You love my hard work. This is where you can stay updated about what's been and what will be.
  • You want to "vote with your wallet" for NativLang to flourish. Your generosity is appreciated but not required.

Release timing

I aim to release a video every month. Besides art/animation, the major variable is research (especially when I have to study unfamiliar languages). Most videos take over 100 hours for audio + art assets + animation + edits, on top of the research (the pre-vid stuff) and the upload data + feature art + sources doc (the post-vid stuff).
For the first time in years, the last animation took me two months. This was predictably and partially owed to my courses and coding projects. I turned off charges to patrons during the fallow month.
I say this to give you a sense for the amount of time and thought behind your cash. It matters to me that I do right by my patrons.
Tiers
Phoneme
$1 or more per creation 140 patrons
Access my latest creative antics in the feed. (All higher levels get access, too.)


Bonus: vote in select final video polls that have been vetted by Free Variants and above.

Allophone
$2 or more per creation 62 patrons
You're just as rewarding as a phoneme, but you're much more sensitive to your phonological environment.
Free Variant
$5 or more per creation 88 patrons
Free variation gives you options. Vote in idea polls and in video polls. Shape my ideas list by voting for future topics, plus cast your vote for the finalists to decide the next video! (All higher levels vote, too.)


Bonus: Free Variants and above appear in outro credits until late 2018, when I will revamp credits and announce a brand new reward level!

Grapheme
$10 or more per creation 28 patrons
You inspire me. I add your name to my digital sketchbook. I see these names whenever I work on a new video – an inspiring reminder of what I'm here for.
Ideogram
$25 or more per creation 2 patrons
I create a keepsake movie poster for each video. With your names in the lower third. How cinematic!
Oligosynthesis
$40 or more per creation 5 of 15 patrons
I send a sketch from the project and a personal handwritten thanks for each video you sponsor. You're so rare it's unnatural, just like an oligosynthetic language.
Language Isolate
$60 or more per creation 3 of 5 patrons
Your name, or the name of a loved one, gets a special spot during the video's ending right next to the animated outro character.
Decipherer
$100.11 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
As a decipherer, a personal reference to you is cleverly hidden in at least half of the videos you sponsor. Secret decisions about you become part of the art and storyboarding process!
Goals
$1,249 of $1,500 per creation
Feed the creator! -- At this goal, you're stocking up my pantry while I'm creating. :D I can also start saving up for laptop repairs/upgrades. (Kind of important, since it's where all the animation and audio gets done.) I'll also post a pic of me working+eating thanks to you.
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Thank you so much, NativLang subscribers and patrons! I appreciate you for sticking around, subscribing and supporting my animations!

I've spent years adventuring into the fascinating history of language, turning linguistic tales into engaging animations. You really do make this possible - you've been supporting, suggesting and voting on videos that wouldn't exist without you.


Who's behind NativLang?

I'm a language adventurer named Josh. I've been hooked on languages for life. As a kid I learned and even created languages, but I dreamed of being a cartoonist. My compromise? Use my background in art, code and music to tell the captivating story of human language.

Why bring Patreon into this?

Two simple reasons: I want to connect with fans. I am far from wealthy. I started posting here just to keep track of my projects. Eventually, you decided to start sponsoring me. So I added rewards with personal touches to connect you to these amazing linguistic tales.

You're in the right place if:
  • You love my hard work. This is where you can stay updated about what's been and what will be.
  • You want to "vote with your wallet" for NativLang to flourish. Your generosity is appreciated but not required.

Release timing

I aim to release a video every month. Besides art/animation, the major variable is research (especially when I have to study unfamiliar languages). Most videos take over 100 hours for audio + art assets + animation + edits, on top of the research (the pre-vid stuff) and the upload data + feature art + sources doc (the post-vid stuff).
For the first time in years, the last animation took me two months. This was predictably and partially owed to my courses and coding projects. I turned off charges to patrons during the fallow month.
I say this to give you a sense for the amount of time and thought behind your cash. It matters to me that I do right by my patrons.

Recent posts by NativLang

Tiers
Phoneme
$1 or more per creation 140 patrons
Access my latest creative antics in the feed. (All higher levels get access, too.)


Bonus: vote in select final video polls that have been vetted by Free Variants and above.

Allophone
$2 or more per creation 62 patrons
You're just as rewarding as a phoneme, but you're much more sensitive to your phonological environment.
Free Variant
$5 or more per creation 88 patrons
Free variation gives you options. Vote in idea polls and in video polls. Shape my ideas list by voting for future topics, plus cast your vote for the finalists to decide the next video! (All higher levels vote, too.)


Bonus: Free Variants and above appear in outro credits until late 2018, when I will revamp credits and announce a brand new reward level!

Grapheme
$10 or more per creation 28 patrons
You inspire me. I add your name to my digital sketchbook. I see these names whenever I work on a new video – an inspiring reminder of what I'm here for.
Ideogram
$25 or more per creation 2 patrons
I create a keepsake movie poster for each video. With your names in the lower third. How cinematic!
Oligosynthesis
$40 or more per creation 5 of 15 patrons
I send a sketch from the project and a personal handwritten thanks for each video you sponsor. You're so rare it's unnatural, just like an oligosynthetic language.
Language Isolate
$60 or more per creation 3 of 5 patrons
Your name, or the name of a loved one, gets a special spot during the video's ending right next to the animated outro character.
Decipherer
$100.11 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
As a decipherer, a personal reference to you is cleverly hidden in at least half of the videos you sponsor. Secret decisions about you become part of the art and storyboarding process!