Category Archives: 30DayConlang

Conlang Design- Challenges I’m currently facing

It is about 30-Day-Conlang time again, so I’m back to the drawing board. Maybe I should follow this up with the rules of the 30-Day-Conlang Challenge. Quick review: Goal wise, I had in mind a conlang that would be extendable, … Continue reading

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In praise of the relex and how to make a better one

Anyhow, I read this article on how to create a language in one day and really it is about machine generated relexes. And that isn’t a bad thing, it has a legitimate purpose. From reading the article it seems there … Continue reading

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30 day Conlang “things”

So I’m 18/30th of the way through a conlang in 30 days and I’m realizing that, unlike a novel, there are many ways to engage with fake languages for a month. – Things that appeal to people creating fake languages … Continue reading

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30 Day Conlang- Time to stop f*ing around and start screwing around

So, back to the fundamental idea– writing a language in thirty days. All you have to do is image what a complete language definition is and then divide by thirty. So I solicit some advice on the Conlang mailing list … Continue reading

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Day 14 of 30 day conlang

No progress, but I have an idea. A nonconfigurational language (a bag of unordered words) based on existing data structures as found in C#. The language would have an instant parser. The text could be fed into a special page … Continue reading

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30DayConlang – Day 8

Since I’m making remarkable little progress, I decided to work on defining my goal, the thing that tells me, “Yes, you wrote a language and you wrote it in 30 days.” And if I could make that goal quantifiable, so … Continue reading

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30DayConglang – Day 1

I spent the day reading about monkeys because I was too tired to do much else. Since I said I was going to do some conlanging everyday, so here I am. Despite being lazy, I’m like two weeks ahead of … Continue reading

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30 Day Conlang Month Starts Tomorrow

Follow the #30DayConlang hashtag on twitter. This obviously is inspired by NaNoWriMo, which is the “write-a-50,000-word-novel-in-November” event. This is not to be confused with LoCoWriMo, which is “write a novel in your already complete conlang”. LoCoWriMo, for me, is putting … Continue reading

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2011 30 Day Conlang month soon, t-minus days.

Every year I remember that I should be writing and completing a conlang about November because of Nanowrimo month. I wouldn’t write a novel in a conlang, and I’m not really a competent writer, so I wouldn’t write a novel … Continue reading

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Elevator speech for why this conlang should exist

I’m working on a small language. But the fact that is small isn’t the goal in itself, but a side effect of the fact that no one will try to learn it if it is too large (and it will … Continue reading

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Bresenish: A Draft Small Lang Word List

So I’m working on a new small language, which for the moment is called Bresenish and this is the first iteration of the vocab. Small languages are – small in the sense of a small set of morphemes (root words, … Continue reading

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30 Day Conlang End of Month Wrap Up- We need more tools

As usual I didn’t actually move the project forward most days of the month. In the time gaps I had, I could generate phonetic inventory, phonotactics, a dictionary, but not a grammar. I also wasn’t able to memorize the 500 … Continue reading

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Readability Scores for Conlangs

I was making good progress on my 30 day conlang as long as I had tools that matched the task of the moment (word generation, dictionary creation), and then I ran out of tools. I needed a random sentence generator, … Continue reading

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Resuming work- Day 13

I spent some time working on my tokipona.net website that has a bunch of conlang relevant tools, such a counter, cuss word generator and community pages. I’ve selected 496 meanings. Can’t remember if I said it before, but I’m definitely … Continue reading

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Days 6-7 Weekend, expanding the meanings list

I’m up to 300 meanings. I’m picking words thematically, not atomically. An atomic lexicon results in phrases that build up using salient features that each add to each other. So that crappy fried cabbage dish they serve in chinese restaurants … Continue reading

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