Creating a language that actually works is something I find fascinating. It fleshes out the world between the pages more and adds a unique flavor. It makes it feel real. I would love to have a story that required me to create a working language, but sadly, I don't think I have the linguistic skills to make it possible.
But I have dabbled a bit.
In Being Human, I created terminology specific to the world in the story. The words are ones you know and have used, but in the book, they have another meaning.
It means a person is going vampire hunting. Since vampires have heightened senses and speed, a person needs to get creative and set a trap. In the beginning of Being Human, Tommy's brother is invited to go trapping.
A person who believes that vampires are still human. In Being Human, vampires forget their human memories. It lead to the belief that vampires lose their humanity (some thing even willingly.) Tommy's brother and his family are considered sympathizers.
3: Suck Wannabe
A person who wants to become a vampire. This person believes in the romantic fantasy of the vampire and will go to great length to find a vampire. It usually results in their death. In Being Human, Fallen is a suck wannabe.
Only for a vampire, surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Bloodlust sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans believe he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.
The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A powerful bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.
Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do to succeed. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, he'll learn there's more to life than simple survival. He'll discover being human doesn't mean being a human.
Being Human is a young adult paranormal fantasy about family, love, and discovering one's humanity.
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