Category Archives: conlang use

Edge cases of grammar

These things will make your grammar more complicated, but you can expect them to show up in any community generated corpus, like immediately Onomatopoeia. Fart noises and the like. In English, they get italicized and I’m sure someone has written … Continue reading

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Conlangs and children

Just read @fiatlingua’s post on conlangs and kids. Topics, in list form in part because I’ve been thinking about how a robot conlang might work and I think robots would talk in lists, in monotone: Teaching conlangs to children by … Continue reading

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How to show off a conlang, a fan’s opinion

I tend to invest more of my time into studying and using fake languages than I do making them. Here are some of the things I’d like to see when a new language bursts on the scene. Keep in mind … Continue reading

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Singletons- A Category of Conlang in Search of a Better Name

A singleton, is a conlang that may have been created for whatever purpose, but happens to be suitable for someone else, maybe for the intended purpose, maybe for something else and it hasn’t been discovered by anyone yet. Hence the … Continue reading

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Realistic goals for Conlang learning

I’m reading on how to learn languages. The first item of advice, was to establish some realistic goals, for example, fluent enough for restaurants and shops, fluent enough for a job, fluent enough to have a lofty conversation with college … Continue reading

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The conlangs worth learning list

I’m approaching the language list making project from the standpoint of a hypothetical person that wants to use a language, for something, for anything and not just to read an entertaining reference grammar. Most of this cogitation is related to … Continue reading

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Langue vs Parole

More than any other field, my understanding of language improves when I learn a new taxonomy. Langue is a language defined by a grammar, than someone smart wrote down on a book and the community generally agrees with it. In … Continue reading

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How to learn a fake language

This article is inspired by a google search someone did to discover my blog. Step one, pick a goal. Do you want to read a reference grammar and peruse a dictionary for amusement? In that case, read all sorts of … Continue reading

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Creative Commons non-ND content for corpus building

If nothing exciting was written in Greek or Latin, neither would have become very popular second languages in medieval Europe. A good way to kick start your language is to translate good material into your conlang. Public domain is a … Continue reading

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Picking a fake language to learn

Pick one of the popular auxlangs. ‘Nuff said about those, everyone already knows Esperanto exists and has fans in many cities worldwide. Create your own? This is the most work. ¬†You will have the most flexibility with regards to how … Continue reading

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The null domain

From the literature on dying languages, the professionals say language die when they are not used in any domain, such as home, school, church, work, entertainment, etc. The null domain is where only you are using the language and no … Continue reading

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