NativLang

is creating animated linguistic tales

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

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$2,647

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About

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. This is my passion and my focus. You 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 Support Me on Patreon?

I started posting here 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 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.

Charges & Timing

Videos are supported per creation. I take that to mean a full animated project that either is a linguistic tale or ties into the linguistic tales. (I have not made "paid posts" out of the animated updates I've done or some of the smaller sidestories.)

I aim to release a video each month. I keep that flexible. Some months you may see none, some months I hope you'll see two. Besides art/animation, the major variable is research (especially when I have to study unfamiliar languages) and balancing other projects trying to push forward my vision for NativLang (often coding something more interactive).

The best videos have taken well 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). The one I tracked and graphed most recently, Genghis Khan, demanded over 300 hours.

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.
Goals
$2,647 of $3,200 per creation
Watch it first! I will post each new linguistic tale at least 24 hours early for you. No ads, patrons only.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 149 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
89
Images
55
Polls
9
Writings
4
Videos

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