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  • Lamikorda

    Browsing through some of the languages here, I've noticed three major approaches or "styles" to constructing a language...

    1) The cryptographers - This appears to be the most liberal form of conlanging. In its most basic form, the creator of the language simply replaces a "real-language" word with a new one, while more advanced forms tinker with grammatical elements such as word order and conjugation. Essentially, the resultant conlang is merely a "coded" form of the original language. This is not necessarily a negative approach, but without care it can lead to a language that is difficult to learn and understand due to a relative lack of consistent structure.

    2) The phonologists - This is the form most encouraged by the opening template for…

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