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 Post subject: Language Making Tips
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:19 pm 
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So does anyone have any tips on how to go about constructing a language?

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 Post subject: Re: laguage making
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Here's some resources for you:

http://conlang.org/

http://zompist.com/kit.html

http://www.eskimo.com/~ram/essays.html

Also, Sir Emeth is working on a "Lexicon Manager". Essentially, it's a language program that will assist you in language development. It's not completed, however.

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 Post subject: Re: laguage making
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SWEET! Thanks a lot!

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 Post subject: Re: laguage making
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I need A LOT of help with this, too... Any idea when the Lexicon Manager will be completed? :D

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 Post subject: Re: laguage making
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I wasn't familiar with that last link, thanks Neil! :D

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Hey everyone,
I just thought I'd share this link that I just found. It gives an overview of speech, where consonants are pronounced in your mouth, the difference between voiced and voiceless, in short, it gives you a pretty great overview of a whole bunch of different things relating to speech and language. It's definitely something foundational but it's helped me out a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: laguage making
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Hey everyone,
I just thought I'd share this link that I just found. It gives an overview of speech, where consonants are pronounced in your mouth, the different between voiced and voiceless, in short, it gives you a pretty great overview of a whole bunch of different things relating to speech and language. It's definitely something foundational but it's helped me out a lot.

eruheran


Excellent find, eruheran! Thanks.

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For all men have a master. But a man cannot have two masters. For he will love one and hate the other. You cannot serve God and sin. So I die to the old, as He died, and I am resurrected to the new, as He was resurrected.

Note: Ebed is Hebrew for bondsman, Eleutheros is Greek for unrestrained (not a slave).


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 Post subject: Re: Language Making Tips
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Here's a tip: create a phonetic system, instead of a full language. This will help a ton, and is a lot easier than a regular language. I wrote a tutorial on how to do it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Language Making Tips
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Hello all! Some good stuff here! I have always started my language construction with a basic collection of expressions and greeting, usually based on either Anglo-Saxon or Koine Greek, being that those are the two languages I know. Learning an ancient language (be it greek or latin, greek is better,) is really helpful because you are forced to combine and parse words, which leads to very easy word/form construction in your own language. Learning one of these languages will also boost your vocabulary.
Hope I could help!

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 Post subject: Re: Language Making Tips
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A quick question: how would go about creating a language based on a phonetic system?

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 Post subject: Re: Language Making Tips
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The Language Construction Kit, linked above, has a page on how to create grammar if you're already done with your phonetic system: http://zompist.com/kitgram.html

If you need any specific help, I would be happy to offer it. :) I've been conlanging and studying linguistics for several years now and I think I have a decent handle on both, even if my constructed languages are still big messes!

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 Post subject: Re: Language Making Tips
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Thank you so much! And I will keep you in mind!

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