Monthly Archives: November 2010

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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How awesome is my conlang?

I’m going to break tradition and say my conlang, when complete, will be no more awesome than any other language. It won’t solve the language problem (namely it’s hard to learn someone else’s language), it probably will be simple in … 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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Day 5- Software for conlanging

All I accomplished today was copying my conlang artifacts from one computer to another. I’m using: Microsoft Access – For lexicon management while building it (sorting words, checking for uniqueness, etc) Lexique Pro – For the final lexicon MinPair – … Continue reading

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Day 4- Context free grammars

I found another context free grammar parser, Gold Parser. It is much easier to use than the last one I was working with. I may have to use both anyhow, since there are 2 kinds of parsers: ones aimed at … Continue reading

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Day 3 of the 30 Day Conlang – Syntax and Grammar

I machine generated prefixes, suffixes and particles, following roughly CV+(l), CV(C) and VC(V) respectively. I have in mind this schematic for words: [pre] +[pre] + root + [root]* +suffix +[suffix] The obligatory suffix will carry the metaphysical obsessions of the … Continue reading

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Day 2 of the 30 Day Conlang – Removing minimal pairs

I removed all the minimal pairs. I hate minimal pairs. They make a lexicon hard to memorize. I’d rather poetry be done by some means other than relying on minimal pairs in the root words. I first removed everything where … Continue reading

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Day of of the 30 Day Conlang

Follow me on twitter with the hashtag #30DayConlang I have my first 800 root words generated using WordGenerator. I had to compile the latest from source to get it working (or maybe that was unreleated to my problem with my … Continue reading

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