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Hi! I'm Galen Evan Kowalski Buttitta, CAMS. I majored in Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma (B.A., Class of 2014).

I have been conlanging in earnest since 2009, though the bug really bit me sometime around 2002, when I was gifted an old edition of Muse magazine with an article about Esperanto in it. My first (failed) foray into the world of the invented languages was a very poor auxlang. In 2009, I decided that, since I'm writing sci-fi about aliens, they might as well have their own language. One language became five, five languages became…well, however many I'll end up with, I guess. In any event, the more I worked with inventing languages, the more I discovered I liked linguistics, and in 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor's in the field.

I am an AML compliance analyst by profession, currently working for PNC Bank (nothing I say, here or anywhere else, should be understood as speaking on behalf of my employer--this is all me).

When I'm not crafting tongues or performing audits, you can often find me behind a drum kit--I'm the drummer and occasional lyricist for Cognitohazard, a progressive metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, and I was formerly attached to (and one of the founding members of) Amniote. When I was in the latter, someone saw fit to create an entry for me in the Encyclopaedia Metallum, and I have an entry on Discogs as well. I also created Twin Aster.

I was the original curator for the Index Diachronica; chri d. d. graciously fixed some technical issues beyond my abilities and created a searchable version. We're trying to build a better one (Mark Rosenfelder has generously given us some space on the ZBB for the purpose); contributions are welcomed and actively sought.

Professionally, I am a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. As relates to linguistics, I am a member of the Language Construction Society and the Klingon Language Institute. Otherwise, I am a member of Mensa, Intertel, the Top One Percent Society, and the One-in-a-Thousand Society.

You may wish to have a look at my résumé or some of the things I've done. // // fb@galen.buttitta // ig@man_in_space // li@galen-buttitta // t@man-n-space // x@man_in_space


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