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Are there any sites you can use to develop an online course for your own conlang?

Creating a conlang is usually only half (or less than half!) of the necessary effort: someone has to be able to learn it, unless you want to keep it as your own private secret code. I use Duolingo to ...

tools conlang-learning  
asked by Oliver Mason 3 votes
answered by elemtilas 4 votes

How many words should I create in a conlang?

Question 1: How many words are minimal for a naturalistic conlang? (1000, 1500, 3000 or even more) Question 2: How many words do the conlangers usually create?

conlang-creation vocabulary  
asked by Victor says Reinstate Monica 1 vote
answered by jk - Reinstate Monica 1 vote

Is there any constructed language that eliminated all fallacies related to how language works?

Is there any constructed language that eliminated all fallacies related to how language works, that made extinct all fallacies that could be made extinct by creating a language from scratch to avoid ...

asked by minoret 1 vote
answered by Oliver Mason 2 votes

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How would having a logographic writing system work in a conlang?

Creating a logographic writing system for a language can quickly become overwhelming; having a different symbol/image for each word can quickly become overwhelming; it’s why Sequoyah switched to a ...

asked by Mithical 6 votes
answered by Gufferdk 8 votes

Are there any Conlangs using Chinese characters?

The Chinese character system is one that is universal to many Chinese dialects. Two people can pronounce the same character in two different ways, but when writing to each other it is intelligible. ...

conlang-creation history writing-systems  
asked by Dr. Shmuel 4 votes
answered by bahrta sai 5 votes

Is there a middle-written language?

Real languages I am aware of several types of writing systems. The first one would be left to right and a prime example is English and also most of other languages, no matter if they use letters or ...

conlang-creation history writing-systems  
asked by creativecreatorormaybenot 8 votes
answered by jk - Reinstate Monica 14 votes

Is there anyone that has a conlang as their first/only language?

It seems that people generally use constructed languages in very limited circumstances, or within small communities that speak the language. Thus it seems to me unlikely that one of these languages ...

history conlang-learning language-acquisition  
asked by GentlePurpleRain 9 votes
answered by Duncan Whyte 16 votes

Are there conlangs using constructed sounds?

Usually, constructed languages of all kind (naturalistic or not) draw their sounds from existing natural languages. Are there conlangs with constructed sounds, i.e., sounds that do not occur in ...

phonology list-of-languages phonetics  
asked by jk - Reinstate Monica 23 votes
answered by Gufferdk 20 votes

What is R'lyehian based on?

In his Cthulhu Mythos, H. P. Lovecraft includes several snippets of the R'lyehian language, including the "Cthulhu chant": Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! We have a ...

inspiration rlyehian  
asked by Mithical 15 votes

How do I do interlinear glosses for a conlang?

Already, in the meta there are discussions about if people should gloss their sample text. I find their argument persuasive that foreign text without a gloss is useless without several thousand hours ...

tools glossing  
asked by MatthewMartin 8 votes
answered by Logan R. Kearsley 10 votes
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