The introduction will cover some basic questions about conlanging:
- What is a constructed language or conlang?
- What is a constructed script or a conscript?
- Who can conlang? Examples?
- Why do people conlang?
INFORMATION TO HELP YOU CONSTRUCT A LANGUAGE
In each section, I try to include information, options, and exercises or questions to ask yourself in order for you to create a constructed language. It is up to you as a reader to choose whether you would like to make a simple or more complex language.
- Alphabetic and Phonetic
- Ideographic --> Pictographic
- Wikipedia list of writing systems
Rules and grammar:
- Sentence order - Subject-object-verb, subject-verb-object, and others.
- Other considerations - includes particles, possessive, masculine and feminine, politeness, pluralisation, definite and indefinite articles, negatives, and creating for a fictional world.
- Tense - Past, present, and future.
- Kinds of words - Nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
- Create your words
Here are some external links that have not been linked elsewhere, which you may find interesting or helpful.
- Omniglot - An amazing website for writing systems and some information. Also includes conscripts.
- A TED Talk on the un-deciphered Indus script - A very interesting YouTube video talking about the Indus script and basic methods that help translation.
- Language Creation Society - A website for conlangs. A fee to sign up and use the service.