What is all this about? - Shón nóqô úmázhë?
You may be asking yourself "Who
are these people and why have I never heard of them?", or "What is this
site really all about?", or "Is this person insane?"
The answer to all this is somewhat complex.
In a strict, logical sense, the world of Alurhna, its solar system, and
the Alurhsa people, their culture, and their language, are what is
known as a "Conworld" and a "Conlang". The "con-" in these terms
is short for "constructed", meaning these are an artistically
constructed "fantasy" world, culture, and language which I have
produced largely for my own amusement, although I reserve the right to
publish the myriad of stories and other information. Some people
construct model railroads or villages, some create elaborate scenes
with dollhouses, or put together little natural environments in
terrariums. I am one of those whose hobby is creating fictional
worlds, cultures, and languages. It is every bit as challenging
and detail oriented, but a lot harder to show off to anyone. That
is the purpose of this website.
In a deeper sense, however, it is my belief that somewhere, somehow, in
this Universe or some alternate one, that the Alurhsa people do exist,
and that I have a deep and unbreakable spiritual tie to them.
Some would say this makes me certifiably insane or at least deluded.
Perhaps I am. But I have experienced enough of a connection
to all this personally that I feel strongly it is a gift from God, whom
the Alurhsa people call Ákhván. So, regardless of
what others think about it, I consider the Alurhsa culture to be my
culture and heritage, the Alurhsa people to be my people, and the
Alurhsa language to be the language of my soul.
So as you look around this website, feel free to consider it a display
of my hobby, a sharing of a deeply spiritual connection with my own
people, or the fantasies of a deluded New Age Christian. All
three probably have some element of truth to them.
You can learn more about constructed languages and worlds at the following site:
The Language Creation Society
And here is a wonderful passage by fellow Christian and
conlanger/conworlder Boudewijn Rempt explaining the rational for
conlanging/conworlding: Apologia pro Imaginatione