Links

A selection of sites I like and sites I have found helpful for my work here.

Conlang Community

Conlang Atlas of Language Structures – structured overviews of many conlangs

Conlangers’ Bulletin Board – an active and friendly conlang forum

Conlang Mailing List – for those who prefer their conlang discussion by email

Conlangery Podcast – entertaining and regular podcast about our craft

Language Creation Society – the only formally constituted society for conlangers

Zompist Bulletin Board – a lively and erudite conlang forum with a particular interest in naturalistic conlangs, in the style of Zompist’s Verduria project

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Conlangs

Aingeljã – A euphonous and pleasant looking Romlang by Angél Serrano Sanchéz

Ayeri – Jipí’s Tagalog inspired language

Delta Naidda – A verb initial language by Radius Solis

Kala – an agglutinating SOV language by masako (sano)

Kamakawi – David Peterson’s Polynesian-style conlang

Kataputi – an ergative SOV language from the Akana world, by Thedukeofnuke

– an East Asian-style conlang by zompist

Lingua Franca Nova – a Romance Creole-style auxiliary language

Pencek – an SVO conlang with simple morphology, by Radius Solis

Tirkunan – a Romance Creole-style art language, by Henrik Theiling

Toki Pona – as minimalist as it gets (by Sonja Lang)

Waku – a minimalist SVO language by Xing

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Conworld Community

Alternate History Discussion Board – a forum for developers of alternative timelines

Cartographers’ Guild – a forum for map creators and map fans

This Day in Alternate History – scences from alternative timelines

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Conlang & Conworld Resources

Conlanger’s Library – links galore

Conlangery Podcast – occasional podcast about the craft

Gen – generates words for dictionary or test paragraphs in your chosen orthography

Gleb – generates phoneme inventories and phonotactic ideas

Journey of Mankind – how the Earth was populated

Kinship & Social Organzation – University of Manitoba site exploring the main kinds of kinship system in our world

Language Construction Kit – a good how-to guide, also available as a book and e-book

Paleomap Project – map collection, showing the movements of tectonic plates

Review of “China Construction Kit” – my review of an interesting book (embedded in page as pdf)

SCA² – a sound change applier to help make consistent historial sound changes

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Natural Languages

Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures – structured overviews of many creole and pidgin languages

BahasaKita – an Indonesian language site

Erromanga – an agglutinating SVO language that has helped in the design of Leheitak

Gbe Languages – an isolating language family of West Africa

Guarani – an active-stative language that has helped in the design of Leheitak

Haitian Creole – Wikipedia page for this Romance creole

Jamaican Creole – a brief, readable grammar, by Peter L. Patrick of Essex University

Jumieka – fun and user-friendly Jamaican language site

Maká – an SVO language with complex (but un-European) morphology

Malay Grammar – Malay and Indonesian mix deriving morphology and word order devices in a similar way to Lemohai

Multicultural London English – a new dialect that is fascinating linguists

Omniglot – a collection of writing systems, real and constructed

Tagalog Grammar – of help to me in designing Senduri

Thai – a good Thai language learning site

Universals Archive – recording strong and widespread tendencies in the languages of our world

ValPal – verbal valency patterns and argument frames for leading world languages

Vietnamese Grammar – an isolating language grammar focussing on word order issues

World Atlas of Language Structures – structured overviews of many natural languages

Yoruba – Oluseye Adesola’s introduction to the main points of Yoruba grammar

Zapotec Languages – a group of closely related VSO languages with simple morphology

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Web Design Resources

ColorSchemer – helps to pick colours that go with each other

Cloford – colour samples and other useful web design tools

Paletton – another, more complex, colour picking tool

WordPress Codex – getting the most out of your WordPress site

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Conlanging in the News

Klingon speakers rejoice – The golden era of ficitonal languages is now (Guardian, 2014)

Star Wars Ewokese to Star Trek Klingon – How do you invent a language? (Guardian, 2014)

Game of Thrones’ Dothraki – David J. Peterson talks about the language he created for the TV series (Guardian, 2015)

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