I'm writing a novel and am in need of a linguist's expertise. The story takes place in the far future, on a world settled by various cultures and then abandoned. It's hard science fiction, so I'm striving to be as accurate as I can with regards to geology, biology, physics, etc., and would like the language to be similarly plausible.
I mostly need specific vocabulary words - no work with syntax or grammar, as that would drive many readers (and me) crazy. Some guidance as to various sound changes would be helpful as well. About half a dozen original Earth cultures/languages were present in the beginning of this world's history, with 2-3 more dominant than the others. I would like to extrapolate how those original languages would change, mingle, and fracture over the course of a few thousand years. In short, if I use a new word for ocean I want there to be a logical etymological trail an informed reader can discover.
Please let me know if you're interested and if you have ever tackled a project like this before - I would be happy to send you more information about the story and world. Assuming all goes well with the initial task, I'd like to continue working with you as new needs arise. Thanks, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Less than 30 hrs/week
Less than 1 month< 1 monthProject LengthDuration
I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers