The Language Construction Kit
This set of webpages (what’s a set of webpages? a webchapter?) is intended for anyone who wants to create artificial languages— for a fantasy or an alien world, as a hobby, as an interlanguage. The above is a sample of an artificial language of my own, Verdurian. How about a suite of webpages? Before I could write this little inscription I had to: Decide on the sounds of the language Create the lexicon Create the grammar Design an alphabet Decide how the alphabet is modified for cursive handwriting Translate the desired text You may have two reactions to this: The order of the steps above is significant. Let’s get going! The rest of the kit is organized into three files: If you’d like to read the whole thing as an e-book, it’s available on Amazon for a paltry 99¢. Where do I go from here? There’s a list of web resources here. And for plenty more information, check out the print version! Once you’re ready to create entire worlds, check out the Planet Construction Kit.
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