Let’s Make a Conlang: Introduction

I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of conlang-related posts I want to make on this blog. I’ve essentially run out of conlangs to document, and writing up that documentation gets kind of boring anyway.

So I thought it would be best to make an entirely new conlang and record my progress in a series of weekly blog posts. That way people can see how I make conlangs, especially people who are interested in making a conlang (that isn’t a simple naming language) but don’t really know where to start.

As mentioned, this won’t be a naming language; it will instead be a “full” conlang. Since I don’t create conlangs “in order”, I doubt there will be separate posts specifically for phonology, nouns, verbs, etc. unless I manage to write a lot about those things.

Each week, I will be writing a blog post that includes:

  • All the work I’ve done on the conlang that week. Did I create noun cases? Verb conjugations? Decide on word order? I’ll explain all my decisions as well.
  • A list of all the words I created during the week.

I’m also using this conlang for Lexember this year! At the end of the month, I’ll do my usual Lexember post will all the “official” Lexember words. That will definitely not include all the words I create this month, since this is a new conlang and there are a lot of words I need to create in order to do grammar/conjugation/declension tests and other things.

I briefly considered randomizing everything – phonology, word order, number of cases, etc. – but then decided against it. I may roll dice to decide some things, especially if I’m having a hard time making a choice, but having everything be completely random would be absolute chaos and I don’t want to deal with that.

Next week, December 13, will be the first post. I’ll introduce the conlang (including its name) and everything I’ve done so far.

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