March152014

xevboxcorner asked: Do you have a specific way that you create your syntax and grammar, or do you just "wing it"? Also, is there any advice (or links) you can give about that topic?

strawberrylemonademod:

heylola2s-conlangs:

heylola2:

One thing - Describing Morphosyntax. It’s a great book. You might be able to find the PDF online- I did a few years ago- but I have the hard copy too. 

This is great too, as is WALS. If you help need to create a lexicon, this is amazing (you can download all of it - I printed it all out). You can use Awkwords and the Language Construction Kit’s (zompist) generators. 

I usually translate things and figure things out when I get to them, but I start with some things based on how I want the language to sound (in terms of phonology and structure).

I take the people (conworlding) to mind too, how they live and their culture. 

Also, I’m a linguistics major  (and I’ve studied 6 languages in school and I collect over 500 language books) so I can kind of just ‘wing it’ because I know a bit about languages and linguistics. 

(And I’ve been doing it since I was 15)

Thank you so much! This was very helpful!
Unfortunately, I’m not so knowing about language in general. I have only been doing this since summer last year, and I only know English. I’m building from the ground up (and it feels dark and scary down here…)

I mostly enjoy grammar and linguistics, I only speak English as well, even though I have studied many languages. I study them more for grammar and just learning about languages rather than communication.

If you ever need any help, I’m here, and if you join the conlangs group on facebook, you’ll always find help.

March142014

xevboxcorner asked: Do you have a specific way that you create your syntax and grammar, or do you just "wing it"? Also, is there any advice (or links) you can give about that topic?

heylola2:

One thing - Describing Morphosyntax. It’s a great book. You might be able to find the PDF online- I did a few years ago- but I have the hard copy too. 

This is great too, as is WALS. If you help need to create a lexicon, this is amazing (you can download all of it - I printed it all out). You can use Awkwords and the Language Construction Kit’s (zompist) generators. 

I usually translate things and figure things out when I get to them, but I start with some things based on how I want the language to sound (in terms of phonology and structure).

I take the people (conworlding) to mind too, how they live and their culture. 

Also, I’m a linguistics major  (and I’ve studied 6 languages in school and I collect over 500 language books) so I can kind of just ‘wing it’ because I know a bit about languages and linguistics. 

(And I’ve been doing it since I was 15)

2PM
dachiikardak:

May you dream in your language.

dachiikardak:

May you dream in your language.

(via heylola2)

4AM

heylola2s-conlangs:

Here’s my new conscript for my new conlang, Ashazi. 

It’s written vertically and read from left to right, but can also be written circular (radiating from the center, NOT a spiral) and read starting with the line pointing directly up.

The smaller picture is just a conceptual idea of how it will look written. It doesn’t say anything, just a random mix of letters. 

The script is supposed to resemble plants. 

I just thought you guys might be interested in seeing this.

I haven’t done much of anything with the conlang yet, it’s still going around in my mind. 

In other news, I got to work with Klingon in my linguistics class - I wore a Star Trek shirt on tuesday and I think my teacher picked up on that.

4AM

Here’s my new conscript for my new conlang, Ashazi. 

It’s written vertically and read from left to right, but can also be written circular (radiating from the center, NOT a spiral) and read starting with the line pointing directly up.

The smaller picture is just a conceptual idea of how it will look written. It doesn’t say anything, just a random mix of letters. 

The script is supposed to resemble plants. 

I just thought you guys might be interested in seeing this.

I haven’t done much of anything with the conlang yet, it’s still going around in my mind. 

March102014

xevboxcorner asked: Oh. My. Gosh! Why have you been following me for so long and not tell me that you are a fellow conlanger? Well, I suppose that it is my fault for not looking erlier... Thank you so much for following me!

Sorry! Nice to know though!

February232014

The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter." [x]

(Source: eriathwens, via heylola2)

February102014

aphoticchaos asked: Thats awesome!! I too have been obsessed for some while now... It all started when I started learning Korean on my own at age 14, I'm now fluent in English, Korean and Japanese, and proficient in Russian and Polish, as well as I know some Mongolian, French, Spanish and Mandarin. What 6 languages did you take?? Thanx btw :) Your conlangs look cool too!! If you want to collaborate or something perhaps we should exchange emails? (I'm still a bit new to tumblr) And thnx! I found the conlang group~!!

Awesome! I’ve taken Spanish, French, Latin, German, Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin). I’ve studied quite a few more outside of school, but more for grammar than conversational skills.

Sure! I hope you like the group! I don’t talk much there but there are so many good ideas floating around..

My email is a.r.greynolds@gmail.com, just send me an email!

February92014

Introduction

aphoticchaos:

I am Chaos; whoever shall look into my lifeless eyes, whoever shall hear my chilling voice, whoever shall touch my ice-cold skin, loses their mind and dies a most painful death full of regret, yearning to gasp one last breath before being overwhelmed by the frigid darkness of death and joining the inhabitants of the underworld for an eternity.

Apart from that, I enjoy conlanging, linguistics, mathematics, writing, and learning other languages. This blog will be mostly about my conlanging hobby, as well as experimenting with mathematics and linguistics and the creation of different cultures and ways of thought in the fictional universes and worlds I create. I will also be maintaining mirror blogs in Korean, Japanese, Russian, and Polish. Not only will this allow me to practice my other languages, but it will allow me to hopefully reach a larger audience. My dream is to one day be payed for professional conlanging and to be able to write about my own worlds and their languages.

Neat! I’ve taken 6 languages in school, but I’m fluent in only English. I want to be able to be a pro conlanger as well, but the only way that’d probably happen for me is if I write the book as well… 

1PM

aphoticchaos asked: Hi!!! I LOVE conlanging and linguistics with a passion and have created lots of my own as well as universes and cultures for lots of them. I've always dreamt of finding someone who shares this interest and I can talk to!! (Sorry I'M REALLY EXCITED) You see, no one else in my school knows anything about this and is not interested at all, trying to teach them one of my conlangs is like teaching a dog math lol. I also saw your post about working on a conlang together, OMG YES THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!

I’ve been obsessed since I was 15 :) I collect language and linguistics books - including PDFs, I have over 500.

That would be really cool. Your conlangs look amazing, it would be awesome to work with you on something like that!

(Also, if you want to talk about conlanging, you should check out the conlangs group on Facebook. It’s the only reason I’m still on Facebook, it’s great and there are a lot of people. There are also conworld and con-scripts groups, I’m sure they’d like to see your stuff!)

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